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 an admissions lottery for the 2022-2023 school year for 9th grade on Tuesday, April 26th at 11:00AM. All applications for 9th grade received at 11:59PM on April 25, 2022 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.

SY 2022 – 2023

Student Orientation

August 16, Tuesday

First Day of School

August 17, Wednesday

Seats Available for 7th, 8th and 9th Grade!

Enroll Today!

(Equal Access Statement)

Visit Us to Learn More

Join our Open House to learn more about our school.

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

Middle School 2022 Summer Front Desk Hours:
Mon, Wed & Fri:
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tues, Thurs:
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

(Closed July 4th – 8th)

High School 2022 Summer Front Desk Hours:
Mon, Tues & Thurs:
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wed & Fri:
Please visit Middle School office.

(Closed July 4th – 8th)

2022 Summer School:
June 13th – June 24th:
Hours TBD