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At Bader Hillel High s tudents are at the center of their learning journey, empowering them to set goals and deeply understand content by consuming it in a way that's in line with how they learn best.

We believe our use of the 
Summit Learning Platform  helps us do that well. The Summit Learning Platform was introduced in the 2017-18 school year with our 9th and 10th grade students, and will continue to be used in the 2018-19 school year by the 9th-11th grade students.

The Summit Learning Platform has three pillars to the student experience: 

  • Project-based learning - Students spend the majority of their time working alongside teachers and classmates on rich, real-world projects.
  • One-on-one mentoring - Students meet weekly with a mentor to ensure daily actions and progress align with long-term goals.
  • Individualized pathways - Students are empowered to set goals and deeply understand content by consuming it in a way that is best for them. 

This approach to teaching and learning is based on developing four key student outcomes:

  • Cognitive skills
  • Content knowledge
  • Habits of success
  • A sense of purpose


Content knowledge acquisition is foundational to the development of cognitive skills.

In order to put these skills to work, students develop a broad knowledge base. Students master a broad set of vocabulary, ideas, events, concepts, properties, and details related to a given academic discipline, and have the ability to demonstrate competency on content across all core subject areas. It combines core values, what science tells on how students learn best, and cutting-edge research into an experience that is tailored to meet student needs.