Summit County shares its boundaries with its own school district: The Summit School District. The county and district span from Green Mountain Reservoir in the north to Hoosier Pass in the south, from Copper Mountain in the west to Arapahoe Basin in the east. The district is home to six public elementary schools, one public middle school, one public high school and one public alternative school. The elementary schools are nested in the communities of Breckenridge, Frisco, Summit Cove, Dillon Valley and Silverthorne. Students in those neighborhoods attend their “home school” and their families are an integral part of the school’s success. Two elementary schools – Dillon Valley and Silverthorne Elementary – are dual language schools where students learn in both English and Spanish throughout the school day. Most of the district’s elementary schools have two classrooms of each grade from preschool through 5th grade.

Summit Middle School is centrally located on the edge of Lake Dillon in Frisco and shares a campus with Snowy Peaks Alternative School (Grades 7-12). Summit High School sits between Frisco and Breckenridge. The district serves about 3,500 students and its mission is to prepare caring, courageous, community-minded people who create a better world.

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