The Summit School gets “Dream” makeover and TV spot

Summit Dream reveal 1The Summit School in Edgewater received a more than $200,000 physical makeover this summer thanks to WMAR ABC2's Built Upon A Dream program, which is based on the network's popular "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

The big "reveal" of the project is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10 from 2-3 p.m. when sponsors and volunteers from the Built Upon a Dream team will join The Summit School students as they unveil their new facility. A half-hour TV special telling the story of The Summit School Dream Build is slated to air on WMAR ABC2 on Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The Summit School, a non-profit school for children with language-based learning differences, received more than $200,000 in goods, services, and donations through the show which airs on WMAR, the Baltimore affiliate of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP). Based on ABC Network's popular, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," Built Upon a Dream offers local non-profit organizations a chance to greatly improve their facilities. The program hopes to capture some of the spirit and good work of ABC's Extreme Makeover program and complete renovation projects for organizations in the Maryland region.Summit Dream Reveal

At The Summit School, workers improved everything from roofing, painting, electrical, fencing and landscaping. The work was completed by a group of contractors, suppliers and associated companies. All team member companies donated time, labor, materials and supplies to get the job done. Many of the individual corporate donations are valued at more than $25,000.

The renovations will enable The Summit School to better serve the students, families and local community. At the school, students in grades 1-8 with dyslexia and other learning differences receive individualized instruction that prepares them to succeed, while challenging them academically.

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