Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Summit Public Schools’ buildings will remain closed in August, and all students will attend school virtually. (Details of virtual school)
About Summit K2
Since opening 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 has served the diverse communities in the southern region of the West Contra Costa County School District. 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. In 2020, we are graduating our first class of seniors!
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.
10th Grade Lottery
K2 High School will be holding a lottery for 10th Grade only for the 2020-21 school year on Friday, August 14, 2020. Lottery results will be made public during some point during the day on the same day.
We are not accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year for other grades at this time. To learn more about enrollment for 2021-2022, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Summit Difference
Our promise is that Summit students will be prepared for success in a 4 year college. But beyond this, Summit students grow as happy, kind, independent and curious young adults prepared with the habits and skills they need for success in life.
Summit students spend their days solving real-world problems and building the skills of self-direction, collaboration and reflection – critical for college and life success. Our curriculum is based in proven learning science and supports development of the whole child.
We founded our inaugural school, Summit Preparatory High School, in 2003. Today, we are proud to operate some of the best public schools in the country serving diverse communities throughout California and Washington states.
Summit K2 | Executive Director, Middle School
A school leader and former teacher, Mrs. Robinson joins us after spending four years with the Berkeley Unified School District focusing on equity, recruitment and retention efforts. Complementing her 15 years of education experience, Mrs. Robinson is also a dedicated volunteer holding positions ranging from a local school site council to serving as an active member of the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Commission. Mrs. Robinson is passionate about ensuring all children reach their potential and has a particular passion for middle school. We are lucky to have her bring that dedication and commitment to K2. Having her at the helm of our middle school will only strengthen our work together and make our community stronger. She earned her M.Ed. in School Leadership from Harvard University Graduate School of Education and her bachelor’s from the University of California, Berkeley.
Summit K2 | Executive Director, High School
Born in the Dominican Republic, Cynthia is a bilingual school leader and former teacher who is moving to the East Bay. She was drawn to Summit K2 because of our passionate and dedicated team, with whom she’s eager to work. She joins us after seven years in a variety of roles with Boston Public Schools, including three years at the Office of English Language Learners, where she advocated for English Learners at the local, state, and federal levels. Most recently, she spent three years as the director of student, family and community partnerships at Sarah Greenwood School. She earned her M.Ed. in Urban Education and Leadership from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Cynthia believes in spending time getting to know families and students and personalizing the supports to match what we want and need at Summit K2. Don’t be surprised to get phone calls or texts from Cynthia simply checking in. She believes in knowing students and families personally–an approach that will strengthen our community. The breadth of Cynthia’s knowledge of the integral role each member of a school community plays will be invaluable for Summit K2 as we embark on a monumental year–I am looking forward to celebrating our founding graduating class with you!
- School Address:
- 1800 Elm Street
- El Cerrito, CA 94530
Summer Office Hours
Middle school: TBD
High school: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am -11:00 am
Meal Service: Monday 9:00am – 11:00am
(Closed June 29th – July 3rd)