Summit Preparatory Charter High School Celebrates 10 Years of Success

Summit Preparatory Charter High School, a flagship school in the Summit Public Schools charter management organization serving more than 1,200 students in Silicon Valley, celebrates its 10th anniversary in reminaging the American high school experience this year.
“We wanted to create a high school that could prepare all students for four-year college success,” said Diane Tavenner, Founder and CEO of Summit Public Schools. “We have now sent six graduating classes to four-year colleges and universities.”
Our second school, Everest Public High School, will be graduating its first class of seniors this June and our two East San Jose schools, Summit Public Schools’ Rainier and Tahoma, have entered their second year,” said Tavenner. “Our schools continue to be amongst the highest-performing in their districts.  We are proud of our students’ success and know it would not be possible without the tireless efforts of our dedicated teachers.”
Summit Public Schools is working toward a mission to prepare every students for college and careers with access to 21st century schools in hopes that they will go on to four-year colleges and become the Silicon Valley’s next generation of innovators and leaders, said Tavenner.
The schools have been piloting blended learning for the last two years – redesigning learning spaces, use of time, role of the educator, etc. – with increased results in personalized learning through the use of technology. Learn more about Summit Public Schools:

Summit Public Schools: Changing Education, Changing Lives from Summit Public Schools on Vimeo.

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