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New Summit, District 20 Charter School hosts the largest elementary career fair in the state, with over 70 different careers represented (Photo) - 01/29/24

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, February 2024 – New Summit Charter Academy is excited to bring back the annual Love of Learning Career Fair. This year, the event will be bigger and better than ever, and their staff is ecstatic to host one of the state's largest career fairs. Their students will once again get to explore over 70 different career options as they speak with over 100 professionals in the field and dream about their futures!

On Friday, February 23, 2024, professionals from all over the state will be at New Summit Charter Academy to share their passions, education, and pursuits with the students. Students will get the opportunity to converse with over 100 professionals regarding their background, education, how they got to where they are, what they do daily, and more! Many of the dedicated professionals attending will also be sharing tools of the trade with students! The police officers will demonstrate their tasers, software engineers will show the students how to code, and the author will share the novels she has written. Additionally, we will have several vehicles on the playground for the kids to explore, like a police car, fire truck, and even a flight-for-life helicopter!  “In addition to learning about careers, we want our students to learn about work ethic and character traits that make a successful employee and what it takes to be successful beyond their school years,” emphasized Cortnie Wise, a school counselor at New Summit Charter Academy.

From the Children's Hospital NICU Helicopter Flight Team to Restaurant Owners and government representatives to legal professionals, the students at New Summit will benefit from interacting with many experts! The school counselors who plan the fair look to achieve their goal of having at least two professionals representing every identified career cluster. 650+ students in Preschool through eighth grade will be inspired by the professionals who volunteer their time to converse with the students!

The goal of hosting the career fair and for the investment in making this such an incredible event for NSCA students is to allow them to dream, plan, and engage with their futures. “We hope that our students will take this opportunity as an encouragement in their next steps and that they will be able to see a path forward,” says Mrs. Wise. New Summit is founded on inspiring students to have a lifelong love of learning and proves this true by being a Capturing Kids’ Heart school winner four years in a row. They believe that if they can ignite a passion in their students now, they will passionately strive towards reaching New Summits!

About New Summit: New Summit Charter Academy is one of two charter schools within Academy District 20 in Colorado Springs, CO. New Summit Charter Academy was founded as a tuition-free, K-6 elementary school in 2018, added grade 7 in 2019, and then grade 8 and preschool in 2020, and hopes to open a high school in future years as their K-8 program continues to grow.  New Summit believes in teaching children a love of learning and inspiring them to reach new summits. If you have any questions, please contact our Communications Coordinator, Nikki Reichert, at