Summit Rainier

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Summit Rainier is a tuition-free public high school in San Jose, California that provides a college-prep, personalized learning environment for 400 ambitious, diverse students. We are open to all students and are currently enrolling incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.

Summit Rainier opened in the fall of 2011 and serves the diverse communities of San Jose, with a particular focus on families in the East Side. After two years on the National Hispanic University campus, we moved to our Marten Avenue home in the fall of 2013.

We are most proud of our 100% 4-year college acceptance rate. For the past three years, every Summit Rainier graduate who walked across the stage at graduation had a door to college wide open to them at the end of that walk. It has been amazing to watch the transformation of so many students from incoming high school freshmen to becoming college-ready adults.

We are also proud of the strong school community we have built over the years. The core of this work is through our mentor groups where students form strong bonds with twenty other students over their four years together. Mentor brothers and sisters support each other academically, socially and emotionally and life-long friendships are born. This is all made possible by the hard work of our teachers who serve as the mentor for these students. They meet individually with students weekly to check in on academic progress, set goals, and create plans to overcome obstacles. They communicate with parents frequently to coordinate support for their mentees. And, they create an empowering, safe space for the mentor group to come together as a unit to listen and learn from each other.

2019-2020 Enrollment

Enrollment Deadline

Friday, February 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

Lottery Date

Friday, February 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

We will continue accepting applications after the deadline and make offers based on availability.

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Enrollment Events


Summit Rainier Open Houses

Open to the public to allow students and families to have a look around and learn about our program.

December 6th, 6:30-7:30 pm
January 10th, 6:30-7:30 pm
February 7th, 6:30-7:30 pm
March 7th, 6:30-7:30 pm
April 4th, 6:30-7:30 pm
May 2nd, 6:30-7:30 pm

Location: Summit Rainier, 1750 S White Rd, San Jose, CA 95127

Student Shadow & Parent School Tour

Open to the public to allow students and families to have a look around and learn about our program.

December 13th from 9:00am-11:30am
January 17th from 9:00am-11:30am
January 31st from 9:00am-11:30am
March 7th from 9:00am-11:30am
March 21 from 9:00am-11:30am
April 11th from 9:00am-11:30am
May 9th from 9:00am-11:30am
May 23rd from 9:00am-11:30am

Sign up here for Shadow Day. Summit Rainier serves East San Jose. If you are interested in learning more about Summit Tahoma, serving the South San Jose community, please visit Tahoma’s Website.


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