At Summit Academy we use a diagnostic, prescriptive approach in order to design instruction. Children are grouped for math and literacy instruction based on their current level of achievement and rate of learning.

Once instructional groups are formed, curriculum materials are selected. We teach children with a variety of learning needs, therefore a broad array of instructional resources are utilized.

Teaching Tools

Here are examples of just some of the tools we use for teaching the core subjects of math and literacy:

Grammar and Spelling

  • I Can Write
  • Essentials for Writing
  • Daily Oral Language
  • Houghton-Mifflin
  • Apple Tree Curriculum for Developing Written Language (Grades 1-3)
  • Expressive Writing
  • Teaching Writing Competency


  • Sitton Spelling
  • Explode the Code


  • Handwriting Without Tears®


  • Saxon® Math
  • Touchmath®
  • SRA Number Worlds™

Phonological Awareness

  • Rosner Auditory Training Program (Grades 1 -3)
  • Rosner Spatial Awareness Skills Program (Grades 1 – 3)
  • Literacy Leader (Grades 4-6, phonological awareness)
  • Literature Anthologies
  • Beyond the Code


  • Horizon
  • PCI
  • Open Court
  • Corrective Reading Program
  • Reading Success
  • Vocabulary Workshop