Welcome! Summit Tahoma is a unique public high school in south San Jose.  We provide a college-ready, personalized learning environment for 275 ambitious, diverse students.  Last year 100% of our graduating seniors 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.

Student and Family Handbook:
This is our very important student and family handbook - it outlines all of our expectations, procedures, and norms for students and families at Tahoma. Please make sure you and your student spend time reading it thoroughly!

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Recent News

  • Academic Progress

    Self directed learners: 9th graders during PLT (Personalized Learning Time)

    Expeditions courses resume next Monday, providing an opportunity for students to continue developing their talents and interests.  It's also a great opportunity for students to make progress on their Personalized Learning Plan (PLP).  During Expeditions, the "line" doesn't move so students can accelerate their progress in their regular courses.  Here are some suggested ways students can take full advantage of these two weeks:
         -Attend PLT before school (beginning at 7:45 AM in PF3)
         -Attend Office Hours after school (Mondays & Wednesdays 3:40-4:40 PM)
         -Work before and after school on their own

    During Expeditions each mentor will contact each student's parent by email, phone, or in person to review their student's progress.  Our goal is for each student to be "on-track" in each of their courses.  You are always welcome to reach out to your child's mentor or another faculty member to ensure your child is meeting their academic potential.

    Posted Oct 24, 2016, 5:38 PM by Jonathan Stewart
  • Our Respectful Learning Community


    Respect in our classrooms: 10th and 12th grade students working together in Spanish and  AP Environmental Science

    Dear Families,

    We've featured the core characteristics of responsibility and courage in past newsletters.  Today we highlight respect.  At Tahoma, we think beyond the conventional definition that respectfulness means being polite.  In an academic environment, we respect the ideas and contributions of others, and value a range of voices in our discussions and learning.  These values are what make our learning community so vibrant.   

    If you haven’t already, please take 5-10 minutes to complete our short parent survey today. All participants will be entered into a raffle, where you'll have a chance of winning a $50 Amazon Gift Card!  Both parent and student feedback have been critical to improving our schools and building the amazing school community that we have today.  From creating Summit Solves and our new Habits, Culture, and Community course to improving parent communications and developing school events & activities, your feedback has been essential. 

    Posted Oct 10, 2016, 3:43 PM by Jonathan Stewart
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