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.

19-20 Curriculum Guide

19-20 Guia del Plan Estudios

19-20 Freshmen Curriculum Guide

AP Program

Summit HS offers 21 AP classes: AP Art History, AP Art Studio (2-D, 3-D), AP Biology, AP Calculus (AB, BC), AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP French, AP Human Geography, AP Language & Composition, AP Literature & Composition, AP Physics 1 & 2, AP Psychology, AP Seminar 10 & 11/12, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP World History, AP US History and AP 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, Karen Boone, Jessie Dale, Allen Erdahl, Reno Holler Meaghan Houska, John Kinder, Mindy Mendenhall, Lara Okamoto, Cooper Ottum, Kathie Quick, Greig Thompson, and Stephanie Seed

Language Arts
Shannon Ables, Brady Bedsworth, Frank Brown, Erin Carroll, Amanda Holdredge, Kristy Knoll, Mindy Mendenhall, Scott Meredith, Eila Overcash, James Williams, and Cassie Woelke

Will Ashlock, Peter Borowski, Heather Bussmann, Mike Carpenter, Jackie Greenwood, Cameron HarrisMatt Johnson, Kathie Quick, Marnie Reid, and Jenny White

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

Social Studies
Elizabeth Justema, Patrick Kilty, Doug McDonald, Travis Overley, Ben Pierce, Emily Tompkins, Sarah Warsaw

Stephanie Barker, Jamie Brock, Dave Turnbull, Jill Waskom

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

SPED & Special Programs
Jonathan Chance, Christie McCormick, Barbara Murphy, Robert Naegele, Dan Pilver, Marni Spitz

Jessica Johannesen