About Summit Shasta

U.S. News Best High Schools

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 continuously ranked Summit Shasta as one of the nation’s Best High Schools. In 2021, Summit Shasta celebrated 100% of its graduating class being accepted to a university or college and was ranked as one of the top 100 schools in California.

Application for 2023-2024

School applications are open for the 2023-2024 school year. Be sure to apply by the deadline – Friday, February 24, 2023.

Applications received by this deadline will be included in our public lottery, held on Friday, March 3, 2023. On Friday, March 3, you will see your charter school lottery results (OFFER or WAITLIST) in your online student dashboard and at that time you can ACCEPT or DECLINE an offer.

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Transfer Lottery

The lottery for 10th, 11th, and 12th grades will be Wednesday, June 7th, 2023.

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The Summit Difference

College Acceptance

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.


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  • School Address:
  • 905 Campus Dr
  • Daly City, CA 94015

Regular Office Hours:
Monday – Friday:
8:00 am – 4:00 pm