On Thursday, September 26th, Summit Charter School in Cashiers, N.C. hosted the grand opening of its new facilities, including a high school building and the Summit Center, which includes the school's first-ever gym and classrooms for music and art education.

The grand opening program included remarks by new Head of School Kurt Pusch, speeches by high school students, and a performance by the middle and high school chorus. Following the program, the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting and guests enjoyed student-led tours of the 6,600 square foot high school and the 18,686 square foot Summit Center. During the 2018-19 school year, Summit welcomed its first ninth grade class and will continue to add a high school grade every year until the inaugural high school class graduates in 2022.

The new high school building includes state-of-the-art classrooms with interactive projectors and a science lab. The building also includes a student lounge, two conference rooms, admin workspace, and offices.

The Summit Center, which in addition to the athletic facilities, houses music & art classrooms, performance capabilities, administrative offices, locker rooms, and a concession stand.

Pictured in Ribbon Cutting Photo Summit high school students, Head of School Kurt Pusch, High School Principal Lauren Bennett, the All-Volunteer Construction Committee (John Lehotsky, Ann Betty, Josh Crawford, Wally Seinsheimer, Amy Corcell-not pictured), Capital Campaign Chairman Linda Quick, Neal Conley of Bobbitt Design Build, Cashiers Area Chamber Executive Director Stephanie Edwards and Chamber Board Members Sarah Jennings, Wendy Lupas, Brandy Letson and Mary Lanning.

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