Our curriculum prepare all students for success in college and their careers.
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.
|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||2 Expedition Electives||2 Expedition Electives||College Readiness & 1 Expedition Elective||2 Expedition Electives or Internship Independent Study|
* 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 Tamalpais
Expeditions are elective courses taught in immersive two-week segments four times each school year. They empower students to identify and cultivate their unique human potential through skill-building opportunities and perspective-changing experiences, leading each student to conviction in their purpose.
Expeditions courses generally fall into these categories:
- Arts & Design
- Media & Business
- Health & Well-Being
- Leadership & Society
- Future Planning
- Some courses are UC-approved, meaning your grade will be part of your UC GPA
- Non-UC-approved are Pass/Fail on your transcript
- All students must take at least one VPA (Visual/Performing Arts) to meet graduation requirements
- All 11th grade students take College Readiness as one of their two courses.