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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.
We will be holding an admissions lottery for the current 2021-22 school year, for all grades on September 8th, 2021 at 4:00 PM. All applications received at 11:59 PM on September 7th, 2021 will be included in the lottery. 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
Mark Rizkallah (Riz) got his start in education working at an educational software company after graduating from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. However, in his role, he quickly found that he had a passion for engaging students, families, and faculty. He moved into the classroom, teaching math at McClymonds High School in Oakland Unified School District. While teaching full time, he earned his teaching credential and Master’s in Education from Cal State East Bay. Four years later, after being inspired by a visit to a Summit school, he aligned with the vision of building deep mentoring relationships with students and started teaching math at Summit K2. Since then, he helped found Summit’s Marshall Street Teacher Residency knowing that developing high-quality teachers is critical to students achieving their personalized goals. After coaching teachers at multiple schools, Riz ultimately returned home to the K2 Dragon family and has been serving as Dean of Culture and Instruction. Now, with 10 years of experience in public education, Riz steps into the role of Executive Director at K2 High School holding an unwavering commitment to protecting the potential of all students to access and challenge the culture of power that exists in the world.