Summit Prep charter school closes doors a month early and won't reopen

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Summit Preparatory Charter School in South L.A. has taken the unusual step of closing its doors a month early after the L.A. Unified School Board voted not to renew its charter. Summit Prep leaders could have appealed the April 2 vote, but the LAUSD decision jeopardized a short-term loan the school was counting on and administrators said it could not afford to stay open through June.

The school shut down permanently on May 3. Despite the early closure, Summit Prep students have already clocked in a complete school year — they’ve met a state minimum for instructional time.