370 Mitten Lane, Cashiers, NC 28717
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Portrait of a Graduate

Summit is a tuition-free, public charter school located in the beautiful mountains of Cashiers, North Carolina. We offer a quality and unique K-8 educational experience that connects students to the many wonderful environmental and community resources that surround the school. The Summit Experience equips our students with a level of confidence that invokes success, self-worth, and the opportunity to thrive in all endeavors. Our graduates are:


Academically Prepared

A strong academic foundation is the basis for the success of our graduates in their secondary, collegiate, and life-long pursuits. Our students:

  • Embrace high expectations and academic rigor
  • Think critically and work diligently to solve problems
  • Utilize place-based and experiential opportunities to gain global understanding
  • Incorporate technology as a tool to enrich and expand intellectual curiosity

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Engaged in Community

Summit Charter School seeks opportunities and activities that enrich the "whole-child" experience. Collaborative partnerships between the school, our families and the greater community contribute to the development of civility and citizenship in each and every child. Our students:

  • Appreciate the value of team work, parental involvement and community resources
  • Learn to communicate effectively
  • Practice community stewardship and service learning opportunities

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Strong in Character

The seven virtues articulated in the school’s pledge resonate with all the students and set the tone for individual and school-wide growth. Our students:

  • Demonstrate a heightened level of accountability and shared sense of purpose
  • Show respect for their peers, teachers, parent volunteers, and members of the community
  • Accept diversity as a strength to community

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Our Pledge

Each day in my words and my deeds, I will do my best to live these seven virtues: Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Compassion, Self-Discipline, Perseverance, and Giving.

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