As the new Principal of Summit High School, I would first like to take this opportunity to express how fortunate I am to serve our Summit SkyHawk Family. Our SkyHawk Faculty and Staff are dedicated to providing their very best for our students. Our SkyHawk Faculty and Staff are committed to learning the most recent, effective, and research based strategies. Our focus will be on transitioning to Common Core State Standards and Smarter Balanced Assessments. One of the differences we will experience with the Smarter Balanced Approach is that these assessments will be administered online and will go beyond traditional multiple choice test questions. The questions in the Smarter Balanced Assessments will include performance tasks that will require our students to demonstrate research, writing, and analytical skills. Here at Summit High School, our hardworking Faculty and Staff will aggressively meet this transition in a proactive manner.
Our SkyHawk community should also expect for every program that we offer for our students to be of the highest quality. We are extremely proud of our success with regard to having achieved the highest Academic Performance Index (API) score among High Schools in the Fontana Unified School District! Although we are currently number one, by no means should we be satisfied. We (students, faculty, staff, and parents) must remain committed to working together to build a School Community that believes in “continuous improvement.”
Our Summit SkyHawks are extremely involved in our athletic and co-curricular programs such as ASB, Band, Chorus and the over 85 clubs we offer here at Summit High School. This could not be done without the commitment and dedication of our Skyhawk Faculty and Staff who enthusiastically serve our Summit SkyHawks as Advisors. I want to encourage all of our SkyHawks to find an interest and commit to representing Summit High School and the very best we have to offer!
I encourage the parents of our SkyHawks to stay engaged by enrolling in our Parent Zangle Connect Program. This will enable our parents to monitor our SkyHawk students and their progress in each of their classes. Parent Zangle is a tool that we can use to work collaboratively on ensuring that our students are on track. Please feel free to contact us here at Summit High School for assistance with Parent Zangle, or anything else we can assist you with. At Summit High School, we are committed to continued success and building a dynamic Learning Community that is “Built to Last.” Thank you for your part in keeping Summit High School SOARing! Go SkyHawks!!
Raul E. Hernandez