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Summit Academy Charter School bridges the gap between aspirations and realities by preparing 6th through 12th grade scholars to gain acceptance to, excel in and graduate from college by using three pillars of success: mastery of core subjects, character building, and community leadership. By engaging scholars with an academically rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum and supporting them in a community focused on high academic achievement and strong character building, Summit Academy will prepare our young people to participate meaningfully in the greater economy and expand their choices and opportunities.
Summit Academy was created to offer a tuition-free, public middle school alternative to students in Red Hook and surrounding Brooklyn communities. In order to address the severe academic underperformance and low college matriculation rates of students from these communities, the school offers a highly rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum supported by a structured school culture.