Privacy is Our Top Priority

As educators and parents, protecting student data privacy is Summit’s top priority.

Each year, Summit Public Schools takes input from parents, educators and privacy experts to update and further strengthen its privacy policies and practices to ensure that we are using best and latest safeguards for student personal information. As part of this process, we update our Privacy Policy to incorporate the feedback we receive in order to strengthen our approach to safeguarding student information.

We go beyond compliance, adopting industry best practices. Here’s what you should know about our core commitments to teachers, students, and families:

  • Student personal information is only used for educational purposes—to support schools in their mission to help students succeed.
  • Schools, parents, teachers, and/or students own and control their personal information. Summit does not own your personal information. Students and their families can request correction or deletion of their personal information from their school at any time.  Summit does not and will not sell student information, and we do not profit from schools, teachers, students, or parents.
  • Summit constantly seeks feedback from our stakeholders—and we continuously evaluate our policies and practices to improve the security of our network and systems.
  • Summit goes above and beyond legal compliance. Summit is a signatory to the Future of Privacy Forum’s Student Privacy Pledge (Link opens a new tab to Student Privacy Pledge website.) and follows the set of principles established to safeguard student privacy, including responsible stewardship, protection, and transparent handling of student information. In addition, Summit voluntarily complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). While COPPA does not apply to non-profits, we feel it is important to voluntarily embrace these requirements to provide increased transparency to parents.

We continue to make additional improvements to our policies and practices. We know teachers and families often have questions about data privacy and security. Please reach out to your Summit school’s leadership team if you have any questions or concerns.