Tag Archives: Rainier

Summit Public Schools has not decided what to do with Rainier’s estimated $500,000 in savings

By Jacob Kahn-Samuelson and Judy Ly Editors-in-Chief In a Q&A meeting, following the announcement that Rainier would close, community members advocated to use Rainier’s remaining reserves towards transportation support for students who wanted to transfer to Tahoma, in south San Jose.     A community member asked where Rainier’s financial reserve was going. In response, SPS Chief of Staff Kelly Garcia said

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Rainier students taking AP exams have been affected due to the coronavirus

By Karla Tran Staff Editor Many students are stressed about AP exams because the tests can earn students a better chance of getting into their desired schools and can also earn them college credit for the course. For those students, it means that they can bypass certain courses required in college and can save on college tuition. The AP tests

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Summit facility differences continue to alter school experiences

By Judy Ly and Maxwell Taniguchi-King Staff Editors  Next school year, three major campus changes are expected: Denali moving into a new campus, Rainier closing, and Tahoma renovating its current portables.  There have been recent attempts to standardize Summit schools across California. Despite these changes, all eight Summit high schools in the Bay Area remain largely different in regards to

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Summit Public Schools Board of Directors unanimously vote to close Rainier

By Ellen Hu and Judy Ly Editor-in-Chiefs Yesterday, Summit Public School (SPS) Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution to close Rainier, a school site located in East Side San Jose. This decision marks the first school Summit Public Schools has ever closed.  On Jan. 16, 2020, the special board meeting took place at SPS headquarters in Redwood City. The

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BREAKING NEWS: Rainier campus will close down next school year 

EDITOR’S NOTE: The article was updated on Dec. 8, 2019 to include a video of an all-school assembly and related links. By Judy Ly Rainier Editor-in-Chief Even though it was his first year at Summit Rainier’s campus, freshman Angel Solís quickly found a place in the community. Peers who resonate with Solís will all soon have to say goodbye to

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Summit Rainier now offers Ethnic Studies as a course

By Judy Ly Staff Writer  Summit Public Schools has been open for 15 years, and this is the first time the course Ethnic Studies has ever been offered at the Summit Public School: Rainier campus in Eastside San Jose.  Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary curriculum that teaches about other ethnicities’ significant social impact on U.S. history.  Here at Summit Rainier, we welcome

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