9th Grader, Summit Tahoma

“I FEEL LIKE I AM ON TRACK FOR COLLEGE.
THIS IS BECAUSE BY THE TIME I GRADUATE,
SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING WILL BE SECOND
NATURE TO ME.”

OUR CURRICULUM 

Our curriculum is based on our mission to prepare all students for success in college and career. Our academic program exceeds the requirements to apply for a 4-year university and college, include the University of California’s A-G requirements.

While most students take the same courses in the same grade level, we deeply value personalized learning and each course supports students individually and aligns their daily work with their long-term goals. Students often have the opportunity to choose topics that interest them within a project, and teachers help them engage with activities that balance support and challenge so that every student is growing every day.

MIDDLE SCHOOL
 

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Social Science

Social Science 6

Social Science 7

Social Science 8

English

English 6

English 7

English 8

Math*

Math 6

Math 7

Math 7

Science

Science 6

Science 7

Science 8

Spanish

Middle School students at Summit do not take World Language courses.

P.E.

 Physical Education

Expeditions

4 Half-Year Expedition Electives

4 Half-Year Expedition Electives

4 Half-Year Expedition Electives


HIGH SCHOOL
 

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Social Science

World Studies I

World Studies II

AP US History

AP Government

English

English 9

English 10

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

Math*

Math I

Math II

Math III

AP Statistics and/or AP Calculus

Science

Biology

Physics

Chemistry

AP Environmental Science

Spanish

Spanish 1, 2, 3, & AP Spanish (minimum of 2 years)

Expeditions

2 Expedition Electives

2 Expedition Electives

College Readiness & 1 Expedition Elective

2 Expedition Electives or Internship Independent Study

 * While the vast majority of 9th graders will be appropriately challenged by Math I, students may accelerate to Math II if they demonstrate proficiency in Math 1 through various tests at the start of school. In 12th grade, students have the option to take both AP Statistics and AP Calculus if they meet requirements that show their ability to meet the demands of the course load.

 

EXPEDITIONS ELECTIVE COURSES

Expeditions are our elective courses, and are immersive experiences where students take a break from their core classes and focus on their electives for 2-week segments four times a year. Expeditions courses evolve each year as the program grows.

ARTS & DESIGN

BUSINESS & MEDIA

HEALTH & WELL-BEING

LEADERSHIP & SOCIETY

TECHNOLOGY

FUTURE PLANNING


Each school has different offerings based on the interests and partnerships in each community; however, all 11th grade students take a College Readiness course to help them prepare for the college application process.

In 12th grade, students also have the opportunity to pursue internships and independent studies. We have matched students with internships in a range of industries and roles, including large businesses, such as Facebook, IBM, and NASA, technology start-ups, local nonprofits and schools, and more.
 
 
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