About Summit Shasta
Founded in 2013 after a group of parents approached Summit Public Schools about opening a Summit school in their community, Summit Shasta is a free, public charter high school located in Daly City, California. Summit Shasta serves a diverse group of students from nearby Peninsula communities including South San Francisco, San Bruno, and Pacifica. There are no admission requirements and all students are welcome.
In 2017, Summit celebrated its first graduating class. Since then, US News & World Report has continously ranked Summit Shasta as one of the nation’s Best High Schools. In 2020, Summit Shasta celebrated 100% of its graduating class being accepted to a university or college.
The Summit Difference
Our promise is that Summit students will be prepared for success in a 4 year college. But beyond this, Summit students grow as happy, kind, independent and curious young adults prepared with the habits and skills they need for success in life.
Summit students spend their days solving real-world problems and building the skills of self-direction, collaboration and reflection – critical for college and life success. Our curriculum is based in proven learning science and supports development of the whole child.
We founded our inaugural school, Summit Preparatory High School, in 2003. Today, we are proud to operate some of the best public schools in the country serving diverse communities throughout California and Washington states.
Summit Shasta | Executive Director
Wren Maletsky joined Summit Public Schools in 2011 as the AP Environmental Science teacher at Summit Preparatory Charter High School. In 2014, Wren became the Assistant Director at Summit Prep. In 2016, Wren moved to Summit Shasta and is thrilled to be the Executive Director at this school. Growing up in Durham, North Carolina as the daughter of two teachers, Wren always knew she wanted to be an educator. She truly believes that all students deserve a high quality education. Prior to Summit, Wren taught Biology and AP Biology at a charter school in Harlem, New York City; served as a cooperating teacher for the Stanford Teacher Education Program; and is an alumna of Duke University, where she studied Biology and English. She earned a Master’s degree in Education from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education in 2009. In 2013, Wren earned her National Board Certification in Adolescent and Young Adult Science Teaching.
Summit Shasta | Assistant Director
Ava joined Summit Public Schools as a 9th Grade English teacher at Summit Prep in 2013. Since leaving the classroom, Ava has worked to support schools through coaching and management of academic programs. She is incredibly excited to join the Shasta faculty as Assistant Director. Her journey in education began with teaching summer programs for high schoolers in Atlanta and the Mississippi Delta and then through working with Teach for America as a Campus Campaign Coordinator in college. After graduation, she worked for a year as a tutor and teaching resident as part of the Match Corps program at Match Charter Public High School in Boston. She has also taught 9th grade English at KIPP DC College Preparatory High School in Washington D.C. Ava is originally from Kensington, Maryland, holds a BA in English and Sociology from Wake Forest University and an MA from the Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education.