Summit K2’s curriculum focuses on college and career readiness.
Our academic program exceeds the requirements to apply for a 4-year university and college, including 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.
|7th Grade||8th Grade|
|Social Science||Medieval History||U.S. History|
|English||English 7||English 8|
|Math*||Math 7||Math 8|
|Science||Science 7 (Life Science Focus)||Science 8 (Physical Science Focus)|
|Spanish||Middle School students at Summit do not take World Language courses.|
|Electives||2 Semester-long Electives||2 Semester-long Electives|
|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
|AP English Literature
|Math*||Math I||Math II||Math III||AP Statistics and/or
|Science||Biology||Physics||Chemistry||AP Environmental Science|
|Spanish||Spanish 1, 2, 3, & AP Spanish (minimum of 2 years)|
|Expeditions||P.E., Art, or Storytelling (offered 2017-18)|
* 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 K2
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
- Media & Business
- Health & Well-Being
- Leadership & Society
- Future Planning