Daniel Torres Aguilar The importance of giving back to the community was instilled in Summit Everest senior Daniel Torres Aguilar, recipient of the 2022 Sequoia Award, by his immigrant parents at a young age. “My dream is to make the world safer and help others,” says Daniel. As captain of the youth cadet program for … Continued

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

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 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

In the peak of the pandemic and amidst heightened food insecurity, families across the country are preparing for their students to begin winter break. San Jose’s Summit Tahoma High School will provide continued support to students by distributing a week’s worth of meals on the last day of the semester, December 18. Summit Tahoma has … Continued