Our 2020-2021 Application Is Now Open

The 2020-2021 application deadline is Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 5 pm.
Our lottery is Friday, March 6, 2020 at 9 am.

Summit Sierra is public and tuition-free. We are open to all; there are no admissions requirements. If there are more students expressing interest in enrolling than the number of available spots, we will use a random selection process to determine who will receive a space.

At Summit Sierra, students are empowered, self-directed learners working towards their college & career goals.

SMALLER CLASSES. BIGGER RESULTS. At Summit Sierra, we take personalized learning one step further – every student is assigned a faculty mentor who is the student’s coach, college counselor, and advocate. Students learn and grow in a small, safe, and inclusive community.

COLLEGE-PREP CURRICULUM. Students engage in real-world learning projects. These projects teach students to become critical thinkers and develop the habits to be successful.

WORLD-CLASS FACULTY. Our committed educators come from the nation’s top teacher-preparation programs and care deeply about our students. Our teachers focus on building relationships with students and families and coaching students to become truly empowered learners.

AN ENRICHED EXPERIENCE. Beyond the classroom, Summit Sierra students can receive academic support, play sports, or lead a club. We are open after hours so students can continue to work on their goals, meet with teachers, or participate in one of our athletic teams or student clubs from soccer to yearbook and music and basketball.

ALL SUMMIT STUDENTS ARE COLLEGE-READY. Every student at Summit Sierra takes at least six Advanced Placement (AP) courses and one AP exam before graduation. All graduates meet or exceed four-year college entrance requirements. 99% of Summit graduates are accepted at four-year colleges. Summit graduates are completing college within six years at double the national average.

Info Sessions + Open Houses

Open to the public to allow students and families to have a look around our school and to learn about our program. All Open Houses are from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Wednesday, October 23
Wednesday, November 13
Wednesday, December 18
Wednesday, January 22
Wednesday, February 12
Wednesday, March 11

Student Shadow Days + Parent School Tours

Your child can shadow a current student for a day to get a glimpse into the life of a Summit student, and parents are invited to join in on a school tour. All events are from 8:45am – 10:45am.

Sign up for Shadow Day

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020


When I heard about Summit and did a bit of online research I felt cautiously hopeful. I then got the unique opportunity to participate in several open houses and a dinner where I met multiple, passionate Principal, teachers and a remarkable, soon-to-be Summit graduate. My son Drew is now heading into his Junior year at Summit Sierra… and thriving. In particular, I feel that the collaborative, project-based learning approach, college prep focus, small class size, mentorships and expeditions resonate beautifully with my son’s character while reading him for college. I am extremely grateful for such an exceptional high school option families.

Janine Robertson
Parent of Summit Sierra