Summit Virtual Academy

Weekly Update - Week of December 12, 2022

The End of the Semester is Only a Few Weeks Away

Good afternoon, Blackhawks! We are moving even closer to Winter Break and to the end of the semester. January 27 will be here before you know it, and now is the time to be sure you stay on top of your online classes, stay focused, and on top of your work. Below you will find an update of upcoming events and regularly included information. Enjoy your weekend!

OSTC Options for 2023

Tenth grade students have the chance to visit OSTC to tour their facility and programming. If you missed this pre-arranged visit and are interested in seeing what OSTC has to offer to your student, reach out to Mr. Belluomo at in order to schedule a visit and get additional information. OSTC is available for our Summit Virtual students.

Upcoming Dates and Events:

  • Thursday, December 15 at 7PM - BHA Performing Arts Center, Choir Holiday Concert
  • Tuesday, December 20 at 7PM - BHA Performing Arts Center, Holiday Band Concert
  • Thursday, December 22 - Half day of School
  • Friday, December 23 - Wednesday, January 4 - School Closed for Winter Break
  • Week of January 23 - End of first marking period/exams

Food Pantry For Those in Need

Big picture

Brandon School District School Closing Guidelines

While Brandon School District closing will not effect your access to complete work on your online classes, it may be useful to know for extracurriculars and in the event that you have a zoom meeting with a Brandon staff member. Please be aware of the school closing guidelines followed by Brandon School District with student and staff safety in mind.

Reminder of Expectations

As we continue to progress through the year, here is what you can continue to expect:

  • Expect your student to work for roughly 45-60 minutes per day, per course
  • By now, you should have been reached out to by a counselor regarding your course progress. These will happen once a week. It is extremely important that you respond to communication. Please note that the student needs to respond and be in communication, not just the parent(s).
  • Your main point of contact for content specific questions is your course instructor. If you need help doing so, don't hesitate to reach out to us at 248-627-1820.

Parent/Student Resources

Here you will find links to resources to help parents and students. Those of you who worked with Edmentum last year may have noticed some subtle changes to the system, as courses are now listed as being Apex courses. An overview of these changes and how to use the system as a parent can be found using the link to parent orientation presentations that is listed below.

Link for elementary overview:

Instructional Model overview for online learning (last page has links embedded to parent orientation presentations):

Counseling Corner

Here you will find links to counselor contact information, information for students, etc. as the year progresses.

Brandon School District's Summit Virtual Academy

Please feel free to contact the office for any questions or assistance.