Summit High School


CTE Courses

Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses are available to all students. Bend-La Pine Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law. Additionally, the District will take steps to ensure language will not be a barrier to admission and participation in CTE programs. To view the CTE programs available click on the course curriculum guide below. View our non-discrimination policy and complaint procedure. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policy: Title II Coordinator: Executive Director of Student Services, 520 NW Wall Street, Bend OR (541-355-1060 or [email protected]) Title VI Coordinator: Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, 520 NW Wall Street, Bend OR (541-355-1060 or [email protected]) Title IX Coordinator: Human Resources Director, 520 NW Wall Street, Bend OR (541-355-1100 or [email protected]) 504 Coordinator: Assistant Director of Special Education, 520 NW Wall Street, Bend OR (541-355-1060 or [email protected]).

Summit High School offers a variety of Career Technical Education (CTE) courses that can be found in our Curriculum Guide.

Welcome to Summit High Academics

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

23-24 Curriculum Guide

AP Program

Summit HS offers 21 AP classes: Art History, Art Studio, Biology, Calculus (AB, BC), Capstone Research, Capstone Seminar, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Science Principles, French, Human Geography, Language & Composition, Literature & Composition, Physics 1 & 2, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, US Government & Politics, and US History.

Our student results have been improving and our overall average AP Exam Pass Rate for 2021 was 74 percent. We had 78 AP Scholar, 41 AP Scholars with Honors and 69 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 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
Mindy Mendenhall, Brady Bedsworth, John Kinder, Allen Erdahl, Myria Gautreaux, Chris Shunk, Lara Okamoto, Greig Thompson, Jessie Dale, Cooper Ottum, Stephanie Seed
not pictured: Michael Cook

Language Arts
Front Row: James Williams
Middle Row: Brady Bedsworth, Cassie Woelke, Emilie O'Neill, Erin Carroll, Amanda Holdredge
Back Row: Kelsie Layana, Frank Brown, Colin Price, Michael McDonald
Not pictured: Eila Overcash

Front row: Chris Shunk, Brandon Thompson, Peter Borowski, Matt Johnson
Back row: Jackie Greenwood, Jenny White, Heather Bussmann, Kathie Quick, Sydney Levine
not pictured: Jake Oelrich


Greig Thompson, Jason Colquhoun, Daniel Friesen, Stephen Platt, Chris Kuka, Krista Brines, Lisa Lamb, Callie Pfister, Greg Lampard

Social Studies
Front Row: Emily Tompkins, Marni Spitz-Pittam
Back Row: Ben Pierce, Doug McDonald, Scott Meredith, Patrick Kilty, Sarah Warsaw, Travis Overley

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

World Language
Katy Carrillo, Nina Sarroub-Boyd, Holly Dierdorff, Jylan Maloy, David Kargol
not pictured: Ethan Cole

SPED & Special Programs
Front Row: Lori Davis, Sissy Keillor,
Middle Row: Abby Hardgrove, Hilary Lahey, Barbara Murphy, Lindsay White, Halley Becker-Pugh, Corey Highland, Kris Rotge
Back Row: Robert Naegele, Jonathan Chance, Dan Pilver, Jonathan Dailey, Garrett Nyman, Lynn Hawkins