"Where can I pursue my full potential?  
                            Where can I prepare for college and life?"                 

Our Beginning:
In 2010, hundreds of San Jose parents rallied together for a public school option with a path to college.  They discovered Summit Public Schools, a network of high-performing public charter schools in Silicon Valley.  The parents committed hundreds of hours to planning.  In the fall of 2011, Summit Tahoma opened its doors to 100 diverse San Jose students.  

Our Success:
Summit Tahoma is a unique public high school in South San Jose.  We provide a college-ready, personalized learning environment for 300 ambitious, diverse students.  100% of our graduates from 2015 and 2016 were accepted to 4-year colleges.  We are tuition free and open for enrollment in grades 9 - 12.

Our Mottos:
This is our school.
College for every Thunderbird.
Leave no Thunderbird behind.
Everyone grows everyday.

Recent Newsletters:

  • Special Events

    A Life's Lesson: Holocaust survivor Anne Marie brought light and laughter to the Holocaust Studies Expeditions class

    The next several months include a series of events to celebrate our students' learning and bring our school community together.

    Multicultural Potluck & State of the School
    Thursday, March 26:00-7:45 PM
    We invite parents to bring and share multicultural foods from our diverse cultures and hear highlights from our school year by Mr. Kim.  We also invite parents to join our monthly PIVOT (Parents in Volunteer Organizing Teams) meeting to provide input on our annual report to the state.

    Expeditions Celebration of Learning
    Thursday, April 66:30-8:30 PM
    Visit classrooms to see all that our students have learned and created during their yearlong Expeditions courses.  We'll also invite families of prospective students to visit.

    Facilities Work Day & New Family Welcome
    Saturday, April 8, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Lend a helping hand in the morning as we beautify our school for spring, then welcome and meet new families over lunch.

    College Study Trips
    During the week of April 10
    Each grade level will visit colleges in a different region of our state.  We depend on parent drivers to make these trips happen.

    Junior/Senior Prom
    Saturday, May 27
    The Villages

    Wednesday, June 7, 1:00 PM
    California Theater

    The spirit of community is what makes Tahoma special.  We look forward to coming together during these events.

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    Posted Feb 6, 2017, 11:48 AM by Jonathan Stewart
  • Strength in Numbers


    Expeditions resumes January 23-February 3A tapestry of line drawings from Art class

    Our lottery to accept new transfer students and the Class of 2021 happens in less than a  month.  This is always an exciting time of year as we start meeting the new members of our school community!  

    Since we opened six years ago, we've known that many families come to Tahoma because you heard about us from a trusted friend, family member, or teacher.  Our recent parent survey indicates that 93% of you would recommend Tahoma to your friends and family.  

    We're asking for your help in recruiting students for our future.  Every additional student that chooses Tahoma is another young member of our community that has access to a high quality school, a mentor, and a college education.  Every additional student also increases our school funding.  This additional funding helps us to increase access to tutoring and counseling and to expand our educational programs and experiences.

    We're asking each family to take a few minutes to fill out this recruitment survey  that will help us connect with prospective students.  Please consider any families you could refer, any organizations you're part of, and any upcoming community events where we could spread the good word about Tahoma.

    We are excited to see how our new students and resources will strengthen our school community!

    Posted Jan 30, 2017, 12:11 PM by Jonathan Stewart
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