Back to School Expansion Update: August 2019 

And as we embark on year two of our high school expansion, Summit will continue to grow the unique LEAD program, positioning our students to develop their sense of purpose as leaders in their school and community through service learning, field studies, and personalized learning. Our rising freshmen will attend the 2nd annual ninth grade orientation in Wyoming, setting the foundation for a four-year experiential, individualized leadership development program that includes monthly field studies in our community and natural surroundings. Additionally, we will focus on developing our academic program to ensure all Summit graduates are prepared for success in college. It is our goal and expectation that 100% of our graduates leave Summit with high-quality college and career options--including the opportunity to attend and succeed in a college that matches their unique profile. We will launch our first Advanced Placement (AP) course this year--AP World History--and set in place foundations to grow our AP offerings in 11th and 12th grade as we grow each year.

Furthermore, we are thrilled to share updates on our construction progress: 

Summit Center
The Summit Center is ready for the 2019-20 school year! In addition to serving K-10 students with a fully-equipped gym and performance area, the 18,656 square foot building includes state-of-the-art classrooms for music and art education. This building will provide much-needed space for our students, faculty, and the community at large. The opportunities are endless!

High School
The construction of the high school building is complete and the high school classrooms will be ready within the next few weeks, as furniture is put into place. Teachers, students, staff, and friends of Summit have put in countless hours getting the building ready since the groundbreaking. We can't thank our supporters and volunteers enough for coming together to strengthen our school and community to create the best learning environment for our children. 

Grand Opening: September 26, 2019 
As we enter the final stage of our construction, we are excited to officially announce that the grand opening event of Summit's new facilities will take place on Thursday, September 26th. More details will be announced at Chloe's Lemon-aid Stand for Education Reveal on Friday, August 30th at 8:45 AM. We hope to see you then! 


Summit Center to Open Soon: January 2019 Construction Update

  • Completed: Gym floor! Sidewalks, concession stand, elevator, art room sink installation, interior finishes
  • In Progress: Scoreboards, locker rooms
  • What’s Next: Bleachers, landscaping and all the little parts and pieces to finish the project! 

Together, we are building a brighter future for Summit students and the entire Cashiers-Highlands plateau. Click here to make a gift today. 


Achieving the Vision: December 2018 Construction Update

The Summit Center—the school’s first gymnasium and auditorium—is nearing completion! In addition to serving student athletes with a fully-equipped gym, the building will include music and art education classrooms. Some of the latest construction updates include: 

  • Completed: Basketball goal installations, septic system upgrades, drywall, window and doors, HVAC system, power, downspouts and storm drains
  • In Progress: Interior finishes, sidewalks
  • What’s Next: Gym floor installation, parking lot and landscaping!

We hope to host our conference's basketball tournament in the gym in early February. It's been truly amazing to watch this dream become a reality and the excitement will only continue as we break ground on the high school building in January.


Building Our Future: September 2018 Construction Update 

Since the groundbreaking this spring, Summit has made rapid progress on the construction of Summit Center—the school’s first gymnasium and auditorium. In addition to serving student athletes with a fully-equipped gym, the 18,656 square foot building will include state-of-the-art classrooms for music and art education. Some of the exciting construction updates include:

  • Completed: Foundation phase, metal erection, exterior walls, roofing, mechanical rough ins
  • In Progress: Septic system upgrades are taking place with doors andwindows arriving any day. Insulation and sheetrock starting Monday, Oct. 1st.
  • What’s Next: Interior finishes to begin shortly!

As the Summit Center nears completion, the high school budgeting and permitting process is in full swing. We look forward to embarking on the high school building phase as soon as possible and will actively communicate construction progress with our school community and donors.

This is an unprecedented time for all of us and we hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this dream become a reality for the entire Summit community. Check back for more construction milestones!