Summit Atlas 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.


Middle School

  6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Social Science Social Science 6 Social Science 7 Social Science 8
English English 6 English 7 English 8
Math* Math 6 Math 7 Math 8
Science Science 6 Science 7 Science 8
Spanish Middle School students at Summit do not take World Language courses.
P.E. Physical Education
Expeditions P.E., Art, Spanish or Storytelling (offered 2017-18)

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 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 Atlas

Expeditions plays an essential role our students’ academic experience by offering engaging, relevant, and meaningful electives, and enrichment opportunities to prepare our students for success in college, career, and life.  For eight total weeks during the school year, students experience expeditions. Students immerse themselves into subjects about which they are passionate, learn from professionals in these fields and emerge with a new perspective of the world and their future plans.

During expeditions students explore the strands of

  • Community contribution,
  • College readiness,
  • Career readiness,
  • Cultural awareness,
  • Visual, dramatic, and media arts,
  • Health and wellness,
  • Internships.

2017-18 Expeditions Courses

Details to come soon…