"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:

  • Help Us Travel


    Office Hours: Students get help from tutors, teachers, and their peers after school

    During the week of April 10 our students will go on their college study trips to places like UC Santa Cruz, Cal Poly, and Loyola Marymount University.  These trips are an amazing opportunity for students to envision their college possibilities.  We rely on parent drivers to make these trips possible.  Please consider joining our trip.  Right now we have about half the number of volunteer drivers that we need.   The Tahoma Driver Requirements document describes what you need to complete before the trip.   This document is also posted on our website at tahoma.summitps.org/school-info.  We recommend completing these driver requirements by Friday, March 31.

    Last week our teachers and tutors expanded their weekly after-school Office Hours schedule.  "Office Hours" are where teachers open their classrooms to provide students with help in specific subjects, like Physics.  We are continuing to offer "PLT" (Personalized Learning Time) before school every day which is like study hall - a classroom dedicated for student work time.  As we begin the final quarter of the school year, it's important that students are passing all of their courses in order to pass to the next grade. 

    Posted Mar 20, 2017, 10:27 AM by Jonathan Stewart
  • Enrollment Lottery

    College Study Trips, Week of April 10Become a volunteer driver for these inspiring trips.  Above: last year's 11th grade trip to Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles.

    Dear Families,

    More than 50 new students have already registered for the 2017-18 school year!  Our next enrollment lottery is next Friday, March 3.  Encourage interested families to complete their application at summitps.org/apply.

    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.  We're asking for your help in recruiting students and publicizing Tahoma's successes.  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.

    Please spread the news about Tahoma on websites where you're active.  Share your positive experiences on Nextdoor and leave a positive review on GreatSchools.  Here's an example for a local private school.  Sharing your thoughts on social media websites like Facebook is also valuable.  Also, please fill out this recruitment survey if you haven't already. 

    Thank you for helping to make Tahoma an exceptional school!

    Posted Feb 27, 2017, 2:35 PM by Jonathan Stewart
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