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Chester County Junior High honored as one of two Summit Learning Spotlight schools for engaging families
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Tuesday, May 28, 2019
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Chester County Junior High School has been recognized as one of only two Summit Learning Spotlight schools across the country for its outstanding efforts to collaborate with parents and families to support students’ learning. Now in its second year, the honor is bestowed to schools and educators who go above and beyond in engaging families as partners in Summit Learning, a personalized approach to teaching and learning.

Chester County Junior High School joined the free program in 2018 to support its mission to equip students with the perseverance to reach their long-term goals. It is one of more than 380 schools that have implemented and tailored Summit Learning for their communities, reaching more than 72,000 students across 38 states.

Chester County Junior High School has excelled at communicating with families, engaging them in their children’s education and equipping them to support students at home. The school hosts regular events where families learn about the Summit Learning Program, and school leaders invite parents to visit during the school day.

Leaders and teachers also model for parents how they can coach their children at home. Chester County Junior High School’s social media accounts offer parents frequent updates and resources, and enable parents to ask questions and provide feedback on the program.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as a Summit Learning Spotlight school,” said Chester County Junior High School Principal Dr. Belinda Anderson. “We believe families are essential partners in preparing our students to lead fulfilled lives, and the support of our family community has been critical to our students’ success with Summit Learning.”

Nominations for the Summit Learning Spotlight were accepted in fall of 2018. Nominators provided insight and evidence into how schools and educators from around the Summit Learning community engage families. As a Summit Learning Spotlight school, the Chester County Junior High School community will have the opportunity to share their best practices, lessons learned, and keys to success with educators across the country.

“We are honored to celebrate Chester County Junior High School’s hard work to create a learning environment where parents are engaged and students thrive,” said Andrew Goldin, Executive Director of T.L.P. Education, which provides the Summit Learning Program. “Helping parents support students makes all the difference, and Chester County Junior High School’s achievements truly exemplify Summit Learning’s values and vision to equip every student to lead a fulfilled life.”


This article courtesy of the Chester County Independent