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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


Voices of Summit Atlas: Founding Senior Jayla Foster

Jayla Foster had a tough start to high school, attending three different schools and ultimately repeating her sophomore year. When she reached Summit Atlas, a new public charter school in its second year, Jayla found her stride. Embraced by a supportive school community, she uncovered her passion and voice as a student leader, ultimately becoming … 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


Every student graduating from Summit’s seven high schools are graduating college ready. Summit Public Schools has prepared every graduating student, since its first graduating class in 2007 to this year’s graduates, for college. In California, high school graduates are considered college ready if they have completed a collection of courses as designated by the University … Continued


Summit Everest, a public high school in Redwood City, welcomed 16 of the 2019 class of State Teachers of the Year this month creating an opportunity to learn from one another. The State Teachers of the Year are recognized for their expertise, effective teaching and advocacy. By participating in the program, each winner is equipped … Continued


Meet Orion – Student of Summit Atlas

My name is Orion and a sophomore in my second year at Summit Atlas. I am proud to be one of Atlas’ founding students. My mom learned about the school from our principal, Ms. B., who was handing out flyers in our neighborhood before the school opened in 2017. Ms. B told my mom about … Continued