Summit Preparatory High School opened as a charter school in 2007 to provide students in 9th through 12th grades with an alternative to traditional schools offering an extended day with a college prep curriculum. The school focuses on the individual needs of each student with an emphasis on core curriculum and personal development.
Along with core subjects, the school offers sports, which include basketball, baseball, cross-country, soccer, and volleyball. Extra curricular activities offered are painting, photography, band, choir, orchestra, dance, drama, and film production. Students stated they would like to see more clubs available and a few more sports.
The majority of parents are very pleased with the way in which the school tracks students performance and does not look at a group but at the needs of each student. Some parents on the other hand expressed the school does not challenge students like other charter schools. Students like the school and the teachers. Most say they enjoy going to school now that they are attending Summit Preparatory.
The Academic Performance Index showed an increase of 5 points to 858. The statewide goal is 800. Parents are thrilled the school scored above the statewide score and that they received a 9 out of 10 ranking.
The California Standards Tests is used to learn if students are mastering core subjects. The various tests are given to 2nd through 11th grades in English, grades 2nd through 7th are given tests in math, and science tests are administered to students in grades 5th, 8th, and 10th, while history tests are given to students in 8th and 11th grades.
The percentage of students passing the exams was above state averages across all grade levels and all subjects.
The California High School Exit Exam tests 10th graders mastering skills in English language arts and mathematics. 95% of students passed the English exam with the state at 83% and 98% passed the math exam with the state at 84%. Parents were very pleased with the results of these exams.
The school is doing a tremendous job of providing students with a quality education. It would still be a good idea to talk with parents and teachers prior to enrolling to ensure the learning environment is a good fit for your child.
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Summit Preparatory High School
890 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA 94063