Phone: (307) 253-3000
Principal: Anne LaPlante-Miles
Office Manager: Cathie Garoutte
Address: 2210 S. Waterford St, Casper, 82609
“Summit’s mission is to prepare children to excel and lead in the 21st Century.”
Summit Elementary is an educational facility for children and a village center for community activities. It is designed to meet the technological needs of today’s students and provide a learning environment for the changing needs of the future. At Summit, everyone models high expectations in behavior and academics. Staff members keep abreast of students’ progress and frequently communicate with parents/guardians. Parents/guardians are a child’s first teacher, and their expertise, insights and active involvement are emphasized as Summit staff members work hand-in-hand with them to realize each student’s full potential.
At Summit, every adult is available to support student learning. Flexible grouping occurs in reading to ensure that children are learning at their individual skill levels. For example, a child who enters kindergarten may be engaged in activities that range from learning letter names to reading entire books — always based upon each child’s learning needs (not age). Summit’s reading program consisting of Reading Mastery, Journeys and novels, is differentiated and includes a balance of basic skills development and thinking strategies.
The district-adopted My Math and Eureka programs are taught in kindergarten through fifth. Students write daily using a variety of genres and participate in bi-monthly cross-age community groups to enhance their sense of belonging. Rigor, relevance and relationships are emphasized and the whole child is thoughtfully considered, valued and celebrated.
Summit has won national recognition as a Leader In Me Lighthouse school. Summit is also recognized by the Gallup Organization as a “High Hope” school. Summit staff and families work in partnership to reinforce the principles children learn at school and live at home as they become leaders in their own lives.
Summit Elementary students participate in before- and after-school activities, including Outdoor Club, Student Council, Art Club, Spanish Club, Wellness Club, and enrichment opportunities. Fourth- and fifth-graders may participate in volleyball, basketball and track through the Casper Recreation Center. Unique to Summit is that several clubs are sponsored by parents. In addition, Summit operates Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students), a program that encourages dads or father figures to actively engage in a student’s educational experience.
A preschool program operated by the Child Development Center of Natrona County is located on the elementary school site. Families interested in applying for this preschool should contact the Child Development Center at (307) 235-5097.
Supervision begins at 7:40 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. each day. Classes at Summit run from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.