Why Join Summit?


Summit is a program offered to students in grade 8 through 10 who are academically gifted and motivated. Students are given academic and non-academic challenges to encourage the flourishing of their innermost talents. Throughout the duration of the program, they will be involved in service projects, cross-grade studies, and as well as an enriched and accelerated academic program. In particular: 

  • They will work through an accelerated Science program which includes a science fair project in all three years of the program and will have them complete their General Science 8 - 10 courses as well as Chemistry 11 by the end of their Grade 10 year. 
  • They will also accelerate their Math courses, finishing Pre-Calculus 11 by the end of their Grade 10 year as well as having the opportunity to write various Math contests.
  • They will take their English and Socials courses as a cohort, which are enriched for their grade level through a focus on higher order thinking skills, field trips and project/group work. 
  • They will take part in our annual Summit Camp at Camp Timberline in Maple Ridge, as well as a end-of-program trip to the Flying U Horseranch in the Interior in May of their Grade 10 year. 
  • Students are encouraged to take part in various opportunities available at Tech including Service Clubs, Outdoor Ed, and other field trips and learning opportunities. 

We are excited to announce that starting in the 2019-2020 school year, Summit will be extended to a 5 year program with students taking part in a common Pre-Calculus 12 course in their Grade 11 year and a Leadership course in their Grade 12 year. 

The program is designed to meet the needs of students who demonstrate:
  • high academic potential
  • communication, artistic, and leadership skills
  • compatibility with and consideration of others
  • adaptability and emotional stability
  • involvement within school activities
  • creative and/or higher level thinking skills