An offspring of the Summit Prep Charter High School, Everest is currently is its second and is attended by 9<sup>th</sup> and 10<sup>th</sup> graders. As Summit Prep continued to grow, the Board of Directors and faculty felt that increasing the school's size would compromise the purpose of the small charter school. Instead, Everest was created in 2008. Each grade has about 100 students and continues to expand once the first graduating class receives their diplomas in 2014. Everest High is a public school, but students must apply by filling out an application. The simple application does not determine who is accepted. This is done by a random lottery system to reflect the diverse applicant pool. Everest uses the cohort modeling, where every student takes the same classes and aren't separated into advanced classes vs. lower level classes. The school is temporarily located in an office building and will tentatively move in the upcoming year.