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Welcome to Summit K2! We are a free, public charter school serving middle and high school students.
Opened in the fall of 2014 with a founding class of 7th graders at the beautifully restored and historic Chung Mei Home for Boys, Summit K2 serves the diverse communities in the southern region of the West Contra Costa County School District in El Cerrito and surrounding area. We believe that every student is capable of college success, that it takes character and academics to achieve that success, and that serving others is part of the joy and responsibility of success. These three elements are evident in everything we do, from project time to basketball practice, for every student, every day.
In 2018, Innovate Public Schools recognized Summit K2 for providing exceptional outcomes for Latino learners in English. Summit K2 is authorized by the Contra Costa County Office of Education and is tuition-free and open to all students. As a public school, enrollment is open to all students in grades 7 through 12.
Summit students receive consistent, relevant, and personalized support seamlessly integrated into their school day as they drive towards their academic and personal goals. Every Summit student has a dynamic Personalized Learning Plan and is able to access all of the learning tools and resources they need at any time.
Summit students are self-directed learners. From the day they arrive, Summit students are encouraged and coached to develop the different facets of self-directed learning – Challenge Seeking, Persistence, Strategy-Shifting, Response to Setbacks, and Appropriate Help Seeking.
All Summit graduates meet or exceed four-year college entrance requirements. All Summit students demonstrate competency in college preparatory course work in five core subjects and the visual arts.
Every single student is known by every faculty member, and teachers continuously collaborate to ensure students have the feedback and practice they need to become empowered learners. Every Summit student has at least one adult mentor and coach, who individually supports them to set goals, make a plan to achieve those goals.
What Parents Say
What I like most about my son’s experience with the school is the personalized learning and mentor program. The students all seem to share the same goal of wanting to do well in school now so they can go to a 4-year college. They encourage and build upon each other’s confidence.