"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:

  • Thank you, Parents!



    Study Trips: UC Santa Cruz, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and Lake Tahoe

    On behalf of Tahoma's students, we extend a hearty thanks to the families who made our study trips possible.  You completed a TB assessment and security clearance, you drove, you stayed in hotel rooms, you made donations, and you inspired our students to think of the world around them and their futures.  These trips, which are so important to our college readiness mission, could not have happened without you.  We'll need to gather parent drivers again for our camping trip August 17-18.  This is an especially enjoyable trip for parents.  We hope you'll join us!  If you need to get processed as a parent driver, please email Ms. Lupe.

    This Friday we celebrate "National College Signing Day".  Our seniors will announce the colleges they intend to attend, and our 9th-11th graders will gather to applaud their accomplishments.  We're so proud of them!

    Next Monday students begin AP exams (Advanced Placement) with AP Environmental Science.   These exams provide our students with college level academic rigor and the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school.  We require all 11th and 12th graders to take AP exams.  Our 11th grade students will also take California's state tests in English and math (CAASPP/SBAC).  The SBAC is an important marker of student progress and our school's success, and passing the SBAC allows students to test out of remedial courses their first year in college.  We encourage families to ensure students sleep well the night before their tests and eat a healthy breakfast.   Our testing schedule is on our Google calendar.

    Posted Apr 25, 2017, 10:35 AM by Jonathan Stewart
  • Progress Reports & Upcoming Events


    Electric House Project: Physics students design, model, and evaluate home electrical systems

    It's essential that students complete their projects with passing scores and content assessments before the end of the school year in order to be promoted to the next grade.  We will not offer Summer of Summit as we have in past years.  Here are a few of the steps we're taking to support students with completing their coursework:
         -Before-school PLT daily; After-School Office Hours and PLT Mondays-Thursdays (see Office Hours schedule)
         -Requiring some students to attend Office Hours as an extension of the school day, or attend "Core Time" during our Expeditions weeks
         -Mailing home progress reports this Wednesday, March 29
         -Promotion Conferences for some students in early May

    The next several weeks will be full of activities at Tahoma!
    -College Case Study Night: Learn what colleges look for by simulating an admissions committee
    -Expeditions Celebration of Learning: An open house with work displays and performances
    -Facilities Work Day: Help beautify our campus while meeting other families
    -New Family Welcome: Welcome the Tahoma Class of 2021 with tacos
    -College Study Trips: Drivers still needed.  Please volunteer!

    Posted Mar 27, 2017, 4:31 PM by Jonathan Stewart
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