At Summerville Advantage Academy we spark curiosity and our students ask questions. We collaborate on real issues and our students see the world from a new perspective. We view learning as meaningful opportunities focusing on science and technology, the use of digital tools, and emphasizing school-wide and individual character building.
Schools are about students and our students are at the center of every decision we make. From our Kindergarteners to 5th graders, we design learning that engages creativity, motivates critical thinking, and inspires collaboration. In turn, our students stretch and grow beyond their wildest imaginations preparing them for future of endless possibilities.
Cambridge International prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge Pathway gives students a clear path for educational success from age 5 to 19. Schools can apply the Cambridge strategies around how they want students to learn – using a wide range of subjects and flexible ways to offer them. It helps students discover new abilities and a wider world, and gives them the skills they need for life, so they can achieve at school, university and work.
Project-Based Learning (PBL) at Summerville Academy is an instructional methodology that encourages students to learn and apply knowledge and skills through an engaging experience.
PBL presents opportunities for deeper learning in-context and for the development of important skills tied to college and career readiness.
Project-based learning activities are interdisciplinary, rigorous, and student-centered. Research on PBL supports an increase in student engagement and achievement, and helps students develop the 21st-century skills they need to succeed in their future careers.
Our developmentally responsive curriculum provides dynamic learning activities that allow students to grow in confidence.
A balance of content mastery and skill development ensures that students are ready for their next exciting learning opportunity.
The elementary school curriculum are based upon the state curriculum frameworks and course description by the Florida State Department of Education.
As with all Policies and Procedures handbook it is important to try to list every possible situation that might arise in a school. We have attempted to cover as many areas of concern as possible. Please consult with the administrative team should there be any questions regarding the expectations of the handbook.
Please read this handbook very carefully. We also require you to read the School District Student Code of Conduct via the district website. Students will be provided a page that requires the signature of the student and parent/guardian. The signed formed must be returned to school for placement in the student file.
Outside Food and Lunch Deliveries:
For safety and to minimize disruptions, students are not permitted to order food deliveries of any kind during school hours or after school hours. Orders from Uber Eats, Grub Hub, pizza delivery, etc. will be declined by the front office.
Parents/Guardians should not bring or drop off food for students, unless prior permission has been given by the school administration.
In accordance with federal anti-discrimination laws and the Florida Educational Equity Act, the school will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, religion, marital status or sexual orientation.