Silicon Valley charter nonprofit eyes secondary school

Friday, July 12, 2013

A Silicon Valley-based charter school nonprofit has submitted a petition to run a secondary school within the West Contra Costa school district.

Summit Public Schools, which will run six schools in San Jose, Redwood City, Daly City and Sunnyvale this fall, specializes in preparing "traditionally underserved," primarily minority students, to attend college, according to Diego Arambula, Summit's chief growth officer, in a presentation to the school board Wednesday evening.

One of the schools, Summit Prep in Redwood City, was named the 82nd best high school in the United States and the 11th best in California by U.S. News and World Report.

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