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K-12 Expansion: Phase II

Help Us Reach Our Summit

Growing Demand for a Summit Education

2023-24 Enrollment:

300 Students

52 New Students Currently Enrolled

33% growth over last 4 years

8 of 13 grades at capacity /

Significant growth in middle & high school

Student Population Demographics

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As a public charter school, Summit receives only 75% of the state and county funding of a traditional public school and zero funding for our facilities.


We rely 100% on private donations to build and maintain our campus.

Introducing our New High School Building

This facility will accommodate Summit’s growth and sustain current and future students, K-12.

  • Located on Summit’s existing land, this location for a new learning facility has proper acreage for 8+ classrooms, indoor/outdoor commons areas, and ample parking

  • This facility puts us on a path to success in achieving enrollment and financial sustainability goals – the key to Summit’s future

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  • The new building will include traditional classrooms, a science lab, a learning kitchen, rooms for individualized education, an outdoor courtyard, admin offices, and a large commons area.

  • Based on teacher and student feedback, a separate location offers a distinctive high school experience, while still maintaining a sense of connection as a larger K-12 campus.

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  • The growing middle school can transition to the existing Phase I HS Building for an improved learning environment for K-8

  • Summit’s financial sustainability goals aim to enroll 36 students per grade, with two sections of 18 to honor our commitment to small class sizes.

  • The new HS facility and the below transition of classrooms within our existing campus layout position the Summit for long-term success.

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Future K-8 Campus Layout

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Floor Plan for New High School

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Site Plan

Fundraising Status

Cash Raised to Date     $6 million

Need to Raise               $1.2 million

Family and Community In-Kind Support

$1,000,000+ Already Raised Through In-Kind Donations!

Mark Rogers Grading, Cashiers Excavating, Bryson Grading, Highlands Technology Group, Mountain Stone & Marble, OG Painting, Alex's Siding, Scotlyn Yard Landscaping, DiscoverTurf and Native Grass, Inc

Summit Families and the Community at Large Believe in Our School!


We Happily Accept a Variety of Gifts

Multi-Year Pledges Accepted Over 1-5 Years

  • Gifts of Cash

  • Gifts of Securities (appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds)

  • Gifts In-Kind to Support Construction and FF&E (Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment)

    • Donated labor, materials, services, furniture, fixtures, and equipment

  • Gifts of Real Estate

  • Matching Gifts – many companies match donations to nonprofits and schools made by their employees and retirees

  • Each gift option has tax benefits to the donor as Summit Charter School Foundation, Inc is a 501(c)3 under Federal Tax ID 56-2039872

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Melissa Hudson

Development Director

PO Box 2493

Cashiers, NC 28717

(404) 395-8461

Sarah Jennings

Foundation Board Chair

(828) 553-4331

Kurt Pusch

Head of School

(720) 266-7695

Thank You

From The Current and Future Students and Families of Summit 

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