Our Curriculum

Our curriculum prepare all students for success in college and career.


Our academic program exceeds the requirements to apply for a 4-year university and college, include the University of California’s A-G requirements. While most students take the same courses in the same grade level, we deeply value personalized learning and each course supports students individually and aligns their daily work with their long-term goals. Students often have the opportunity to choose topics that interest them within a project, and teachers help them engage with activities that balance support and challenge so that every student is growing every day.


High School

  9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Social Science World Studies I World Studies II AP US History AP Government
English English 9 English 10 AP English Language and Composition AP English Literature and Composition
Math* Math I Math II Math III AP Statistics and/or AP Calculus
Science Biology Physics Chemistry AP Environmental Science
Spanish Spanish 1, 2, 3, & AP Spanish (minimum of 2 years)
Expeditions 2 Expedition Electives 2 Expedition Electives or
Internship or
Independent Study
College Readiness & 1 Expedition Elective 2 Expedition Electives or
Internship or
Independent Study

* While the vast majority of 9th graders will be appropriately challenged by Math I, students may accelerate to Math II if they demonstrate proficiency in Math 1 through various tests at the start of school. In 12th grade, students have the option to take both AP Statistics and AP Calculus if they meet requirements that show their ability to meet the demands of the course load.


Expeditions at Summit Prep

Expeditions are elective courses taught in immersive two-week segments four times each school year. They empower students to identify and cultivate their unique human potential through skill-building opportunities and perspective-changing experiences, leading each student to conviction in their purpose.

Expeditions courses generally fall into these categories:

  • Arts & Design
  • Technology
  • Media & Business
  • Health & Well-Being
  • Leadership & Society
  • Future Planning
    • Some courses are UC-approved, meaning your grade will be part of your UC GPA
    • Non-UC-approved are Pass/Fail on your transcript
    • All students must take at least one VPA (Visual/Performing Arts) to meet graduation requirements
    • All 11th grade students take College Readiness as one of their two courses.

Arts & Design

  • Intro to Visual Arts (VPA/ UC)
  • Intermediate Visual Art (VPA/ UC)
  • Ensemble Music Production: Rock Band (VPA / UC)
  • Photography (VPA/ UC)
  • Creative Living

 

Technology

  • Digital Media

 

Media & Business

  • Entrepreneurship (UC)
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Advanced Journalism Independent Study

 

Health & Well-Being siness

  • Human Sexuality
  • Fitness
  • Psychology (UC)
  • Finding Your Center
  • U-University

 

Leadership & Society

  • Human Rights (UC)
  • International Human Rights (UC Pending)
  • Local Wilderness (Half Day)
  • Community Service (All Day)

 

Future Planning

  • College Readiness
  • Internship (Full Day)
  • Independent Study (Full Day)
  • Life After High School