I love Everest!! Is definitely an awesome school the teachers are amazing! and they are always willing to help you and always expect the best from you. They are always pushing you to do good but also to be responsible I'm really happy to be part of this community! )
Everest Public High School is a charter high school in Redwood City. The principal of Everest Public High School is Lilla Toal Mandsager and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. 104 children attend Everest Public High School and are mostly Asian; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 32% of the 104 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Summit Preparatory Charter High School is one of the nearest high schools.
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Everest (and Summit Schools in general) started out great. Engaged students and engaged teachers made for a great learning environment. Then Diane Tavenner CEO of Summit Public Schools screwed the whole thing up with "blended learning" and "self directed learning" where the teachers oversee students working on their own. Students work on Chromebooks accessing learning materials on line. Teachers are not lecturing and students and parents are frustrated. Only about 20% of the senior class is on track to graduate. Students feel lost and are unmotivated. High turnover rate in the resource dep't if your child has special needs be prepared to bring a new person up to speed often. The new educational model has numerous flaws for example after a student takes a test on line they are given their score. They are not however being told what questions they answered incorrectly thus unable to know what they don't know. I expect a big drop in the number of returning students and possibly many teachers. The administration is useless. Avoid Summit Public Schools at all costs. We would have left at the end of last year had they told us of the 180 degree change in format.
Beware. This was a good school that went off the deep end. We started out as big fans -- the teachers are young well-educated hard-working and enthusiastic and it was a very engaging atmosphere. But sad to say the teachers no longer teach. They coach projects in the classroom and leave it up to the students to learn the grade-level content independently on computerized modules. In other words students learn what they need to know to pass a test and immediately forget whatever it was. Gone are the lively and intellectual classroom discussions and if students aren't completely on top of the computer all the time and extremely organized they will fail.
I am a current student at Everest. This is my Senior year and I fear it may not be my last. I have been here since my Freshman year and I absolutely loved it. This year I dread the thought of waking up to go. The school changed their format without notifying parents and students over the summer. The school now uses an online/computer approach to "teach" and the teachers feel that means that they don't have to teach anymore. Since the new format I feel I may not graduate. Many students since the beginning of the year have left. If you consider sending your children here please reconsider. This is not a school if your child needs instruction and guidelines the rules and work policies are very loose and arbitrary. I have spoken to other students they hate it here and younger students feel that if they leave they will have to repeat their grade because they feel behind. Do not go to this school your child will not be ready for college they will not get the education they deserve and they will struggle and fall behind like me. Everest Summit Rainer and Tahoma avoid these schools.
Everest Public High School is an amazing school if you take advantage of the opportunities available. The teachers are incredibly gifted although some are stronger than others in communicating and teaching students. Office hours are available two times a week and other support systems are in place.
The teachers at this school know their subject and are passionate about teaching . . . though I suspect too many are more passionate about taking the fast-track to having a school of their own given the explosion of growth at Summit. The administration on the other hand has tanked this school. Each year a new program is introduced. An inordinate amount of time is spent making the decision leaving precious little time to thoughtfully implement new programs or tell students or parents. The worst example is this year with the sudden implementation of a brand new program which shifts virtually 100% of the content learning to the students via Chrome books on Fridays leaving the "common core" instruction to the teachers to accomplish Mon-Thurs. The program is so poorly executed they had to announce full year grades (rather than semester) because so many students couldn't possibly complete enough work to have acceptable grades. This was just announced a few weeks ago. Bottom line - there's a reason there are so many openings for the spring semester. BEWARE!
There are now over 400 students at this school and it is a real gem. It's litter-based as it is a charter school in the Sequoia High School District and it is college prep only (no tracking). But the teachers are exceptional and caring the classes are small and you could not ask for a more nurturing environment.
A truly amazing place. Just overhearing these talented passionate devoted teachers honestly makes me want to return to high school. Such motivation catalysts are rare. If only our government and it's education planners woud take some notes and advice from this school the challenges of educating America's children would be largely resolved!
Everest Public High School has a highly professional dedicated staff of teachers and administrators who are very successful providing a quality education to their students instilling the core values of the school and preparing students for college.