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

Application for 2024 – 2025

School applications are now open for the 2024-25 school year!

 We will be holding an Admissions Lottery for the 2024-2025 school year for grades 7, 8 and 9 every Monday listed at 3:30pm. 3/11/24, 3/18/24, 3/25/24, 4/15/24,

4/22/24, 4/29/24, 5/6/24, 5/13/24, 5/20/24, 6/3/24, 6/10/24, 6/17/24, 6/24/24,7/8/24, 7/15/24, 7/22/24. Admissions offers will be made on a space available basis as a result of the lottery. Any applicant who does not receive an offer of admission will be placed on the waitlist.

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

 All offers will receive a deadline for registration submission. If you do not accept by this date, your offer to Summit Public School: K2 will expire. Once you accept an offer, any outstanding offers from other schools will be automatically declined. You can remain on waitlists but may only accept an offer at one school.

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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

2024 Summer Office Hours:
Monday – Friday:
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
(Closed July 3rd – 7th)