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.
Application for 2024 – 2025
School applications open October 3, 2023 for the 2024-25 school year. Be sure to apply by the February 16, 2024 deadline!
Applications received by this deadline will be included in our public lottery, held on February 29. On Friday, March 1, 2024 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.
The deadline to ACCEPT/DECLINE a charter school offer is March 29, 2024. 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.
Now Accepting Applications for
We will be holding an admissions lottery for the current 2024-2025 school year for grades 9-12 on Thursday, February 29, 2024. 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.
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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
Meg Lee is the Executive Director of K2 High School. Lee’s journey in education began at 19 as a teaching assistant in LAUSD. As a graduate of LAUSD, she felt compelled to give back to her district while earning her BA in English and African American studies at UCLA. After graduating from UCLA, she defected from her beloved Blue and Gold earning an M.A. in Teaching from USC’s Rossier School of Education. She has worked in education for the last 12 years in charters and public schools from California to Texas and back. Lee came to Summit K2 as the Dean of Culture and Instruction in 2020 and resides in the Eastbay with 2 of her 4 children.
- School Address:
- 1800 Elm Street
- El Cerrito, CA 94530
Regular Office Hours:
Monday – Friday:
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
2023 Summer Office Hours:
Monday – Friday:
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
(Closed July 3rd – 7th)