WELCOME TO SUMMIT RIDGE ACADEMY
Our Mission Statement:
At Summit Ridge Academy, our mission is to empower students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to excel academically and beyond. We are committed to providing personalized and innovative tutoring services that inspire a love for learning. Our dedicated team of educators strives to create a nurturing and inclusive environment where every student, regardless of background or ability, can thrive. Through individualized attention, proven teaching methodologies, and a passion for education, we aim to unlock each student's full potential and foster a lifelong enthusiasm for knowledge. At Summit Ridge Academy we believe that education is the key to unlocking limitless possibilities, and we are dedicated to guiding our students on their journey to success.
My name is Carrie Smith and I am a special education teacher with over 23 years experience. I am also a mom to children with needs. I understand the difficulties students and their families are faced when supporting their children through the education system. When there are learning challenges involved, this can be even more stressful. We are here to support your child by filling the academic gaps and increasing their confidence as a learner. I created Summit Ridge Academy to ensure that students could have educational support that is individualized, targeted and would allow students to reach their full potential.
"Teaches them how to advocate for themselves to understand what their struggles are and learn what strategies can help them."
"Developed an individualized plan for our daughter and keeps us posted on her progress and goals."
"Uses multiple techniques to help teach and reiterate lessons."
Helping families navigate the Education System and Public Financial Support
We have extensive knowledge of how to navigate the school system including when to request an IPRC Meeting (Identification Placement and Review Committee) an IEP’s (Individual Education Plan) as well as exploring government supports available to the student and family. We can also review your child's psych-ed reports with you.
We are also available to attend school meetings to help advocate for your child, review Psycho Educational Assessments to help parents understand the results and highlight the specific supports suggested.
Complete the Registration Inquiry Page Here to request a time.
(Afterschool & Weekend Small Group Tutoring)
Structured and Explicit Literacy- Grades 1-8
One to One Instruction
Are you concerned with your child's ability to read, write and spell? Summit Ridge Academy offers comprehensive, explicit and structured literacy learning that is evidence based and grounded in scientific research. The program is structured and offers a systematic approach to literacy acquisition.
We begin with a comprehensive assessment that highlights all of the student's strengths and lagging skills. Using these results an individualized program is created that meets the child's developmental level and is aligned with the Ontario Curriculum expectations being taught in the classroom.
Our lessons are engaging, interactive and accessible to all. Students learn quickly, build their confidence as a learner and integrate the skills learned at the centre into the school environment.
Remedial Math - Grades 1-8
One to One Instruction
Students will tackle mathematical concepts that have not yet been mastered, during one to one or small group sessions with a certified educator. A comprehensive math assessment will be conducted to determine what has been learned as well as areas of academic need.
The remedial math sessions will develop your child’s confidence by focusing on foundational math skills and filling gaps caused by COVID or developmental lags. Students will strengthen their number sense by using hands on methods and manipulatives such as 100's grids, number lines, base ten blocks etc. They will explore methods for solving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division questions and strategies to work through word problems. There will also be a specific focus on learning math vocabulary associated with each math strand to ensure students know what the questions are asking. The course content will meet students at their developmental level and work toward their grade level expectations. The programming is based on the Ontario curriculum and will complement what is being taught in school
Guidance and Pathways Planning
Is your child unsure of what their skill set is and what school and career opportunities exist?
Our courses allow Students to explore their options for the future with our Small Group Career and Skills Exploration Courses taught by our very experienced High School Guidance Counselor and Principal, Kelly Devenish
MORE EDUCATIONAL COURSES COMING SOON..