Summit Charter School first opened the doors 20 years ago in modular classrooms on the Village Green. Since then, Summit has built and moved into its current, red schoolhouse on Mitten Lane. Despite the passage of time and change in location, one thing has remained the same: Summit is dedicated to the pursuit of academic rigor while also focusing on educating the whole child in a nurturing community.
Summit is now entering a new era with the addition of the Summit Center (construction underway and to be completed by August 2018) and new classrooms (to be completed by August 2019) as well as the opening of the Summit High School in the Fall of 2018.
The Summit Center will house two new classrooms, a gymnasium (the future home of Summit Bear basketball and volleyball) and a stage for fine arts and musical productions. The Center will be located next to the existing soccer field and will be connected to the existing campus by a covered walkway that enters the second floor of the Center (where the classrooms will be located), with stairs and an elevator providing access to the lower level. We are excited about the new Summit Center and the opportunities it will create for athletics, academics and extra-curricular activities.
Summit High School students will live the seven virtues that Summit has instilled in its students for two decades: Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Compassion, Self-Discipline, Perseverance and Giving. The High School will offer a traditional College Preparatory curriculum, with college counselling, athletics (Summit will eventually be part of the Smoky Mountain Conference), fine arts and music. In addition, in keeping with Summit’s mission, the High School will include Outdoor Education, Leadership and focus on Community Service.
Summit High School’s first 9th grade class will be housed in existing space and the two new classrooms in the Summit Center. Beginning in 2019, Summit High School will be located in new classroom space being built adjacent to the existing elementary and middle school classrooms.