Summit seniors accepted to 260 colleges nationwide amid a year marked by record-low acceptance rates REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — In its first Virtual School graduating class, 95% of Summit Public Schools (Summit) seniors were accepted to college—a 2 percentage point increase over last year—amid a year marked by record-low acceptance rates. Class of 2021 seniors … Continued

91% of Summit Atlas Graduates Have Been Accepted to 40 Unique Four-year Colleges SEATTLE – This week, Summit Atlas, a public charter middle and high school in West Seattle, Washington that opened in 2017, is celebrating its first graduating class at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 10. Atlas is one of 14 schools nationally in the … Continued

Asher Becker

Summit Everest Senior Earns Additional Honor as a Sequoia Awards Outstanding Student Summit Public School seniors Itzel Ramos Valverde, Asher Becker, and Emilio Barajas-Navarrete were each honored with a Sequoia Award, a scholarship presented to high school seniors from the greater Redwood City area who demonstrate an extraordinary level of volunteerism and community engagement. The … Continued

Joseph Hernandez

Joseph Hernandez is a graduating senior at Summit Shasta, a free, public high school in Daly City While many seniors have halted their college plans in response to COVID-19, one local student found inspiration from the crisis. Having witnessed how the pandemic was handled in the United States, Summit Shasta senior Joseph Hernandez set aside … Continued

Voices of Summit Atlas: Founding Senior Esther Mumbi

Photo Credit: Rachel Davis While COVID-19 brought an unexpected change to her senior year, Summit Atlas senior Esther Mumbi took the shift to virtual school in stride. In fact, this last year has only strengthened Esther’s drive to enter the healthcare field and work towards ending what she recognizes as another pandemic — social and … Continued

Voices of Summit Public Schools: Itzel Ramos Valverde

Originally from Sinaloa, Mexico, Itzel Ramos Valverde immigrated to the United States at 8 years old. Before attending Summit Everest, she never imagined college was an option. Now, as she prepares to attend Claremont McKenna College as a QuestBridge Scholar and Sequoia Award recipient, her vision for using higher education as a tool to impact … Continued