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About Summit Public Schools

Summit Public Schools is a leading network of public schools that equips all students to lead a fulfilled life. It operates 11 schools in California and Washington and shares its personalized approach to teaching and learning — Summit Learning — with more than 380 schools across the country for free. Summit Learning forms the foundation on which Summit's successful schools were built, with its schools consistently ranking among the best in the nation. Historically, 99 percent of Summit Schools' graduates are accepted into at least one four-year college and complete college at double the national average.

US News & World Report has consistently ranked Summit Schools among the top public schools in the nation. In addition, Summit Schools have been recognized by Washington Post's America's Most Challenging High Schools List, ranked amongst the top 10 most transformative schools in the nation by Newsweek and been featured in the 2010 documentary Waiting for Superman.

About Summit Learning

Summit Learning is the foundation of Summit Public Schools' 15 years of success and is based on collaborations with nationally acclaimed learning scientists, researchers and academics from institutions including the Buck Institute of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, among others.

Summit's research-backed approach leads to better student outcomes. Summit students are also able to articulate what they are learning, why they are learning and how they learn best. They can advocate for themselves, know their passions and interests and have a long-term goal and plan rooted in these passions and interests.

Our Schools

Our Students Reflect the Diversity of the Communities We Serve

Our Student Outcomes

Our Journey To Summit Learning

  1. 2003
    Summit Public Schools founded. Summit focuses on understanding individual student goals and impact of strong mentor relationships.
  2. 2008
    Summit Public Schools graduates first class, with 96% of Summit's first graduating class accepted into at least one four-year college.
  3. 2011-2012
    Summit Public Schools celebrates inaugural class' completion of four years in college — 55% on track to complete college in six years, which is two times the national average. Summit launches its first blended learning math pilot with Khan Academy in two Summit schools.
  4. 2012-2013
    Summit Public Schools expands piloting to focus on Habits of Success and self-directed learning. The organization hones a personalized approach to teaching and learning, called Summit Learning.
  5. 2013-2014
    Summit Public Schools brings the Summit Learning approach to all 2,000 students across its public schools.
  6. 2014-2015
    Summit Public Schools partners with Facebook to co-build the Summit Learning Platform to be shared with schools across the U.S. for free.
  7. 2015-2016
    Summit Public Schools partners with 19 schools to share its personalized learning approach through the Summit Learning Program.
  8. 2016-2017
    Summit Public Schools welcome 132 schools as partners in the Summit Learning Program, reaching 1,071 teachers and 20,275 students in 27 states. Summit also forms a long-term engineering partnership with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to continue enhancing the Summit Learning Platform.
  9. 2017-2018
    Summit grows the Summit Learning Program to an approximated 330 schools, 2,450 teachers, and 54,230 students in 40 states and the District of Columbia.