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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PIVOT Website  (Parents In Volunteer Organizing Teams)

Recent News

  • Camping Trip!

    Students performing their mentor group cheer at the 2015 camping trip

    We appreciate all the families who attended last Thursday's Back to School Night!  We were pleased to welcome families into our classrooms and provide an opportunity for teachers, mentors, and families to connect and learn about the year's academic program.

    Please help us recruit our last group of 9th and 10th graders to reach 100 in each grade.  Ninth grade mentor groups are engaged in a two-week recruitment competition, with the winning group earning a pizza party!  Forming a fully enrolled 9th grade class ensures a strong school culture for their four years of high school, helps our school receive full funding from the State, and ensures a college opportunity for a greater number of San Jose students.  

    Thursday and Friday we go to Little Basin campground for our spirited camping trip!  We leave Tahoma at 8:00 AM Thursday.  At the campsite, students will engage in afternoon activities and an evening talent show.  Friday morning, students compete in Mentor Olympics.  We'll be back at Tahoma at 12:30 PMFriday.  Please pick up students at that time.  School closes Friday at 1:00 PM. (If you can't pick up your student by 1:00 PM, please call the office in advance to make arrangements.) Students should follow this packing list.  The weather will be cool.  We're happy to report that we have all the volunteer drivers we need!  But we still welcome monetary donations and need families to lend extra sleeping bags and tents to their mentor groups.  For drivers:
         -Turn in your driver forms ASAP.
         -If you have questions, attend our next Drivers' Meeting tonightAugust 22 at 6:30 PM
         -Contact our camping trip volunteer coordinator, Narumi Tashiro (narumitas@gmail.com), with questions.

    Posted Aug 22, 2016, 11:57 AM by Jonathan Stewart
  • Welcome Class of 2020!

    WELCOME to TAHOMA!  
    New students gather Monday morning, including our Class of 2020.


    Dear Families,


    We're thrilled to kick-off the school year with our newest 9th-11th graders today!  They're a dynamic addition to our vibrant school community.  We invite all of our families to Back to School Night this Thursday at 6:30.  It's an opportunity to spend time with your student's mentor and learn more about Tahoma's priorities for the year.

    Please help us recruit our last group of 9th graders to reach 100.  Ninth grade mentor groups are engaged in a two-week recruitment competition, with the winning group earning a pizza party!  Forming a fully enrolled 9th grade class ensures a strong school culture for their four years of high school, helps our school receive full funding from the State, and ensures a college opportunity for a greater number of San Jose students.  

    Thank you to those parents who've already volunteered to help with our camping trip, which is an amazing opportunity for our students to build community together.  We still need about 40 more drivers!  Here's how you can help:
         -Turn in your driver forms found in the summer mailer ASAP.
         -Complete our Driver/Volunteer Sign Up Form online (see links below).
         -If you have questions, attend our next Drivers' Meeting Monday, August 12, 6:30 PM at Tahoma.
         -Drive from Tahoma to Little Basin State Park on August 25 at 8:00 AM, returning August 26 at 11:00 AM.
         -Contact our camping trip volunteer coordinator, Narumi Tashiro with questions.

    Posted Aug 15, 2016, 4:14 PM by Jonathan Stewart
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