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COVID-19: We are committed to keeping students and staff safe. Review our updates, information and protocols.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

***Please click HERE for Summit’s most current COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.

As of May 1, 2020 – With the latest stay at home extension, our next enrollment for vocational and GED students is now set for June 29, 2020. We look forward to having students back on campus at that time!
As of April 10, 2020 – Governor Walz extended the State’s “stay at home” order earlier this week to continue until May 4. Previously, Summit had planned to move the next enrollment start date to May 18. However, with the extension, we find we need more time to be ready to welcome students back to campus. Our next enrollment for our vocational students will now be May 26. The next enrollment for our GED students will be June 8.

Coronavirus – Letter from 3-27-2020

Coronavirus – Letter from 3-20-2020

Coronavirus – Letter from 3-15-2020

Coronavirus – Letter from 3-12-2020

Cancellation of events

As of March 27, 2020 – All Summit Academy OIC staff will work from home beginning Monday, March 30, and our campus will be closed until further notice. In addition, we will postpone our April enrollment. Out of an abundance of caution and concern during this time, we have chosen to move the anticipated start date to May 18, 2020. Please continue to watch this space for more information.

As of March 16, 2020 – Wednesday Information Sessions are cancelled until further notice.

As of March 15, 2020 – Classes are cancelled March 17-27, 2020

As of March 12, 2020 – Spring Graduation, originally scheduled for March 27, has been postponed. More information regarding a new date for graduation will be shared as soon as possible.

Current Students

Please note: Classes resume via distance learning March 24, 2020

Prospective students:

Interested in applying? Please visit our Admissions page.

What Summit is doing to mitigate the effects of Coronavirus

Communicating with the campus about what we all can be doing – handwashing, wearing a mask, staying home when we’re sick — to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, including coronavirus.

  • Physical distancing enforced on campus.
  • Reduction in number of students and staff on campus at any one time and incorporation of hybrid-learning models that allow for remote learning. Requiring that masks are wore on campus by all students, staff and visitors.
  • Requiring all staff to undergo a health screen prior to coming to campus.
  • Adding additional sanitizing stations around campus.
  • Increasing cleaning efforts with a focus on using disinfectants in high-traffic areas, doorknobs, and computer labs.
  • Discouraging members of the campus community and visitors to our campus from physical contact.
  • Providing additional guidance to all on the monitors in the hallways.
  • At campus events involving food, we have ceased our practices of self-service.
  • Assessing where and when we may modify plans and/or policies to keep students, faculty, and staff healthy.
  • Campus leaders continue to monitor the situation, with special attention being given to the guidance provided by the Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Office of Higher Education, and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

Stay informed:

MDH information about COVID-19 (in multiple languages)

View the CDC information page for additional links

Practice daily preventive care:

Wear a mask in group gatherings and public spaces.

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.

Use the hand sanitizer provided around campus.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Stay home if you are sick.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work and school.

Practice healthy habits: Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.

If you have not received your annual flu shot, please schedule one with your provider to help protect yourself against the flu.

Do not smoke or use e-cigarettes.