Summit High School


Welcome to Summit High Academics

Summit High School offers a wide variety of course and programs to meet the needs of all students.

21-22 Curriculum Guide

21-22 Freshmen Curriculum Guide

21-22 Guía Curricular para Estudiantes del Grado 9

AP Program

Summit HS offers 22 AP classes: Art History, Art Studio (2-D, 3-D), Biology, Calculus (AB, BC), Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Science Principles, French, Human Geography, Language & Composition, Literature & Composition, Physics 1 & 2, Psychology, Capstone Research, Capstone Seminar, Spanish, Statistics, World History, US History and US Government & Politics.

Our student results have been improving over the last 3 years and out of 885 exams given in 2015, our overall pass rate was 74 percent. We have 155 AP Scholars, 40 AP Scholars with Honor and 40 Scholars with Distinction.

STEM Program

In addition to our AP Program, we have a robust STEM program that includes Project Lead The Way Biomedicine and Engineering. To complement these programs, we have a CTE Manufacturing Tech Program of Study and are beginning a Computer Science sequence.

Arts and Publications

Our Arts, Theater and Music programs regularly earn awards and recognition for excellence. With three theater productions a year and state and regional competitions, our drama students are involved in multiple areas of performance. Our music program excels in Band, Choir and Orchestra, with Band regularly competing at state levels. Students participating in our visual arts program have earned over 40 regional art awards and gone on to national competition. Americana, a song writing class, produces award-winning student songwriters and performers. Summit is home to two award-winning publications: our annual Yearbook and our student newspaper, The Pinnacle. These are student-produced graphic and journalism focused publications that have won state, regional and national awards.

Individually Focused. Committed to All.

When Bend-La Pine Schools students graduate, they should come equipped to do the following:

  • Persevere when faced with challenges
  • Value and exercise creativity
  • Discover how critical thinking skills are used across disciplines
  • Become a functioning member of a team
  • Exercise effective communication and presentation skills
  • Understand the importance of taking initiative
  • Learn about various aspects of leadership and develop those skills
  • Adapt and problem solve
  • Manage time and create a plan for accomplishing a task or goal
  • Know how to find reliable, accurate information

SHS Academic Departments

Applied, Performing and Visual Arts
Brady Bedsworth, Jessie Dale, Allen Erdahl, Myria Gautreaux, Melissa Jacot, John Kinder, Mindy Mendenhall, Lara Okamoto, Cooper Ottum, Kathie Quick, Stephanie Seed, Chris Shunk, and Greig Thompson

Language Arts
Shannon Ables, Brady Bedsworth, Frank Brown, Erin Carroll, Amanda Holdredge, Brian Longbotham, Scott Meredith, Emilie O'Neill, Eila Overcash, Colin Price, James Williams, and Cassie Woelke

Peter Borowski, Heather Bussmann, Jackie Greenwood, Matt Johnson, Lawrence Myers, Jake Oelrich, Kathie Quick, Brandon Thompson, Jenny White, and Michelle Zumpano


Travis Bean, Krista Brines, Matt Killoran, Chris Kuka, Jenny Newell, Callie Pfister, Lisa Phillips, Erika Strauser, and Greig Thompson

Social Studies
Monica Freeman, Elizabeth Justema, Patrick Kilty, Brian Longbotham, Doug McDonald, Scott Meredith, Travis Overley, Ben Pierce, Marni Spitz, Emily Tompkins, and Sarah Warsaw

Stephanie Barker, Jamie Brock, Tom Nelson, Dave Turnbull, and Jill Waskom

World Language
Ethan Cole, Holly Dierdorff, Holly Graham, Lin Hong, David Kargol, Jylan Maloy, Julie Montoya, and Nina Sarroub-Boyd

SPED & Special Programs
Jonathan Chance, Morgan Collum, Jonathan Dailey, Barbara Murphy, Robert Naegele, Dan Pilver, Mark Russell, Marni Spitz, and Cassie Woelke

Rachelle Templin