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.

Admission Lottery

We will be holding additional admissions lotteries for the 2023 – 2024 school year for grades 7, 8 and 9 on the following dates:

Monday, March 20, 2023 at 3:30PM
Monday, March 27, 2023 at 3:30PM
Monday, April 10, 2023 at 3:30PM
Monday, April 17, 2023 at 3:30PM
Monday, April 24, 2023 at 3:30PM

All applications received by 11:59PM on the Sunday prior to the scheduled lottery will be included in our public lottery. You will see your lottery results (OFFER or WAITLIST) in your online student dashboard and at that time you can ACCEPT or DECLINE an offer.

The deadline to ACCEPT/DECLINE an offer received during the initial March 3rd lottery is March 31, 2023. If you do not accept by this date, your charter school lottery offer(s) will expire. Once you accept an offer, offers from other schools will be automatically declined. You can remain on waitlists but may only accept an offer at one school.

Seats are Still Available for

Enroll Today!

We are continuing to accept applications and extend offers.
(Equal Access Statement)

Visit Us to Learn More

Email k2@summitps.org to schedule a tour!

The Summit Difference

College Acceptance

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.


School Leadership

Contact Us

  • School Address:
  • 1800 Elm Street
  • El Cerrito, CA 94530

Regular Office Hours:
Monday – Friday:
8:00 am – 4:00 pm