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About This School

Summit Preparatory Charter High School is a charter high school in Redwood City. The principal of Summit Preparatory Charter High School is Todd Dickson and can be contacted at 410 students attend Summit Preparatory Charter High School and identify as Asian; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 14% of the Summit Preparatory Charter High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 40% of the 410 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Summit Preparatory Charter High School is 15:1. Everest Public High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Football
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
Hispanic 44% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 40% 39%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4% 8857%
Unspecified 2% 2%
Filipino 1.0% 1%
Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 36%
Limited English proficiency 14% 18%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This school has been a life changer. It is awesome small and everybody there is friendly. I was graduating class of 2012!

  • (9 months ago)

    If you are looking for a swimming pool great football team and beautiful campus Summit is not for you. If you want a small highly focused learning environment Summit delivers. Teachers are extremely accessible. Every child has a mentor (that they keep for their 4 years at the school) teachers insist on mastery and provide extra time for those children who need it. With just over 400 kids at the school you will know most of them by the end of the first year.

  • (1 year ago)

    Compared to other school's AP classes the classes here are not as rigorous because the goal is that all students take AP in junior and senior year. They have to teach to the lowest commonest denominator. Those transferring to district schools find themselves behind. Some teachers are excellent others not so...

  • (1 year ago)

    I have now had the good fortune of graduating two of my children from Summit and have been part of this community for eight years. The commitment of the extraordinarily high quality faculty to the students ins unparalleled. Summit does not track its students into different levels of classes instead offering every student the opportunity and challenge of taking AP classes. Summit delivers what it promises. After four years in this highly diverse student body my daughter says "We are One" and means it. The sports programs have greatly improved during the nine years the school has been in existence and my kids have enjoyed volleyball tennis and basketball plus the opportunity to use the Riekes Center. During the Intersessions my kids have traveled the world done musical theatre film making SAT prep volunteered at nonprofits created a website seen brain surgery and much more. I just wish more kids had an opportunity to get a Summit education and luckily Summit is building more schools every year!

  • (4 years ago)

    It excels in quality not quantity! The teachers really care about the students!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Summit Prep Charter HS because the faculty and staff are 100% committed to delivering a quality education to my child!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am student from Summit's first graduating class. I have been there for four years-since the school's first year of operation (2003) and I graduated in 2007. This school is unlike any school I have seen with younger teachers that are excited about the curriculum. I would not have pushed myself as hard as I did if it weren't for the faculty at Summit which comes to know each student very personally and no one is left to fall through the cracks. Summit is what it claims to be- a college preparatory high school and all the students are prepared to go to college upon graduation. The experience I had with teachers at the school was phenomenal and teachers become very close to the students. The intercessions are great way to take electives. I recommend visiting the school and seeing it all for yourself if you are a prospective student/parent.

  • (5 years ago)

    Summit has been an awesome school and a perfict fit for my son. The teaching quality class size and differentiated learning are far superior to any thing we have experienced in the public relam of Menlo park or the private area . We have had his sibligs at local private high schools in Palo Alto and Atherton. The teachers closely track monitor and mentor each student for their 4 years. The areavailable and willing to help each student succeed to their potential....any student needing additional help is able to have 1/1 or study group tutoring. a down side is that there are few extracurriculars a minimal sports program other extracuriculars theater student government debate etc....are in the creatiion stage as it is a new school and 'running very ' lean. It is as diverse community as one wouldfind in the large public HS .The difference is students aren't falling through the crack at Summmit

  • (5 years ago)

    I am A graduating senior I have been there all four years this is one of the best school ever created summit is a very well thought out school the feeling of community will never be qual the extra curricular activities have open many doors to a lot of students from traveling over seas or working on high paid film sets academically summit is rigorous but the teacher are always willing to help. there is millions of thing i could say about summit but to truly understand you have to experience it for your self and class of 2007 is the best.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great teachers inspired administration excellent academic and extra-curricular activities that build skills. We are very happy that our son has had a chance to attend Summit. The school and staff has exceeded our expectations on all counts.

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