New Summit is a non-profit, tuition-free, public charter school in Academy School District 20 serving families with kids ages 3 and up within and around school districts 11, 20, and 49, as well as the Briargate area.
Our school opened grades K-6 on August 22, 2018, with over 500 students. Each year, we have added a grade and now offer grades K-8. We hope to apply for a high school to be added in the future. The Xfinity Center next door is our school gym as well as a place for students to play sports.
New Summit Charter Academy also offers preschool for children ages 3-5 to help with kindergarten readiness. Full-day kindergarten is offered for parents who want this choice for their child along with Before and After School Care to help working families.
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Small Class Sizes
Our class sizes are a max of 20 in Kindergarten, 22 in first grade, and 25 in grades 3rd-8th.
Our staff have quite a bit of combined experience. They are loving, flexible, and ready to be there for each student.
We are not just a school, we are a community. We support our families and small businesses in the Colorado Springs area.
Literacy First is a pillar of New Summit Charter Academy. We understand that in order for a child to access all subjects, he/she must know how to read. This creates a love of learning.
At New Summit, we are building a positive school culture through Character Education and Capturing Kids’ Hearts by The Flippen Group to be an immersive, participatory experience.
Classical Education is a process of training the mind. The early years of school are spent absorbing facts, laying the foundations for advanced study. In the middle grades, students learn to think through arguments. This classical pattern is called the trivium.
Our Belief Statements
Written by the New Summit Charter Board in 2016
We Believe: That the parents are primarily responsible for the education of the child and that public schools are responsible to give viable choices to parents to assist in that endeavor.
We Believe: That all children are able to learn, and deserve a positive caring environment to do it in, regardless of race, creed, color or religion.
We Believe: That success in education comes from raising what is expected of students, parent, and schools, not lowering it.
We Believe: That early detection and remedy of learning difficulties is ultimately more cost effective and provides the best hope of success for children.
We Believe: The ability to read and understand the English language is fundamental to success in our modern society.
We Believe: That a sound knowledge of science and mathematics is essential to maintaining and restoring America’s place in the world as innovator and inventor and instilling this in children is the best possible defense against economic decay in our country.
We Believe: That a lifelong pursuit of knowledge is crucial to success in this rapidly changing world that we live in, and that teaching children to love to learn is critical to causing that to happen.
We Believe: That parents economic circumstances should not preclude the ability to choose high-quality education for their children.
These are guiding principles that determine how we conduct ourselves and make decisions.
RESPECT: Treat others as you want to be treated.
ACHIEVEMENT: Striving to accomplish your goals with excitement while elevating your standards.
RESILIENCE: The ability to overcome adversity and life’s obstacles through confidence, courage, and coping skills with the development of patience, perseverance, and potential.
TEAMWORK: Help others; when one succeeds, we all succeed.
INTEGRITY: Doing the right thing even when no one is looking while taking responsibility for our choices and actions.