Summit Preparatory Charter High School

Summit Preparatory Charter High School also known as Summit Prep, is a college preparatory and charter high school that was founded in 2003. Summit Prep is the first school founded by the charter management organization (CMO) Summit Public Schools, which has eight schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and three in Washington state. It is part of the Sequoia Union High School District.

Summit Preparatory Charter High School
Summit Preparatory Charter High School
Summit Preparatory Charter High School
890 Broadway Street


Coordinates37°29′12″N 122°12′37″W
TypeCollege Preparatory; Public Charter High School
MottoTo prepare a diverse student population for college and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society.
School districtSequoia Union High School District
NCES School ID060228711981[1]
Enrollment428 (2016-17)[2]
CampusSmall Building
Color(s)Blue, White         


Summit Prep follows the personalized, project-based learning curriculum known as Summit Learning.[3] The typical class size is about 25 students or less to one teacher. Unlike many typical schools with an elective for one period a day, Summit spreads it throughout the school year. Called "Expeditions", it is now taken in two-week periods, which are broken up by six weeks of regular classes in between.[4]

The school runs all students through same or very similar curricula, with all students taking a standardized curriculum and some students taking extra/alternative courses. 100% of Summit Prep graduates meet or exceed the University of California's A-G college entrance requirements.[5] All Summit Prep students take 6 or more AP® courses and attempt at least one AP® exam by graduation. Also, all students take Spanish language courses during their four years.




  • 412 students: 222 Male (53.9%), 190 Female (46.1%)[6]
Hispanic White Asian Two or More Races Filipino African American Pacific Islander American Indian Not Reported
236 87 23 19 7 5 4 1 30
57.3% 21.1% 5.6% 4.6% 1.7% 1.2% 1% 0.2% 7.3%

Standardized testing

SAT Scores for 2014–2015 [7]
Critical Reading AverageMath AverageWriting Average
Summit Prep 532531522
District 544563544
Statewide 489500484
2013 Academic Performance Index
2009 Base API[8] 2013 Growth API[9] Growth in the API from 2009 to 2013
826 845 19

Awards and recognition

Year after year, Summit Prep is named one of America's Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report and is awarded a gold medal for college readiness.[10] For 2017, Summit Preparatory Charter High is ranked 21st within California, and the AP® participation rate 100 percent.[10] The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 75 percent.[10] Summit Prep was also named one of America's Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post for 2017.[11]

Summit Prep was listed as the #132 high school in the country in Newsweek's 2011 America's Best Public High Schools and among the top three in Northern California.[12] Newsweek counted Summit among the 10 Miracle High Schools for "taking students at all skill levels, from all strata, and turning out uniformly qualified graduates."[13]

Summit Prep was named in the top 100 public high schools in the US and top 10 public high schools in California in the 2010 Newsweek ranking. It is one of five schools to which families are applying in the 2010 documentary Waiting for Superman.

See also


  1. "Search for Public Schools - Summit Preparatory Charter High (060228711981)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. "Summit Preparatory Charter High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  3. "Summit Learning".
  6. "Enrollment by Ethnicity for 2015-16: Summit Preparatory Charter High School". California Department of Education. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  7. "SAT Report - 2014-15 District Level Scores". California Department of Education. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  8. "2009 Base API School Report - Summit Prep". California Department of Education Assessment, Accountability and Awards Division.
  9. "2013 Growth API School Report - Summit Prep". California Department of Education Analysis, Measurement, & Accountability Reporting Division.
  12. "America's Best High Schools 2011". Newsweek. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  13. "Ten Miracle High Schools". Newsweek. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
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