Daily Physical Activity
At Summit Academy we believe in a high-quality program in which we want to build physical literacy at a very young age to build our students towards an end result of being active, healthy people for the rest of their lives. We foster active children who promote healthy families which in turn will promote healthy communities.
In our program, we build characters of Respect, Gratitude, Responsible Leadership, and Safety. At younger levels, we focus on building fundamental movement skills, creative movement, cooperative activities, developing strategy for games, self-regulation, spatial awareness of self and objects, decision making, commitment and healthy living.
As the children get older we build off fundamentals with adding other movement skills with and without objects, creative movement, building skill/strategy levels for various games, alternative activities that will again create lifelong active people. We play modified activities to age appropriateness that enables ALL children to participate and learn regardless of skill level while challenging higher skilled children to develop their cognition and movement skills. Our focus is work ethic, creativity, and positive attitudes. The big push for higher age level students is transferable skills that can be used in multiple activities and walks of life while exposing them to alternate activities that they perhaps normally would not participate in.
Our school is dedicated to being an active school, in our current schedules, each classroom averages 3-4 physical education classes a week, 2 or 3 activity program blocks and a minimum 40 minutes of recess per day. Our teachers are committed to creating active classrooms as well.