Brad + Kristen = A Passion for Math…and Each Other

Brad Earl and Kristen Smith have a lot in common. As the 9th- and 10th-grade math teachers at Atlas, they both share a commitment to the craft of teaching and a passion for working with young people, as well as a deep appreciation of the outdoors and competitive sports.   They also share a house. Because … Continued

Here is why I stayed

I’m a Founding Teacher at Summit Atlas. Here’s Why I’ve Stayed. By Rachel Henty When I joined the Summit Atlas team in 2016, it was my third time helping found a charter school. I moved to Seattle to be closer to the mountains and the great outdoors. When I got here, I didn’t know what … Continued

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Summit Atlas teacher, Mandy Vu, shares his story

Mandy Vu, a high school social studies teacher at Summit Atlas, teaches his students that discovering one’s purpose in life can take unexpected turns.  Mandy understands this from his own lived experience.   He grew up in the Rainier Vista neighborhood, one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in the country. After graduating from high school, … Continued

Of the 10 Bay Area recipients of the Posse Foundation Scholarship award—a four-year, full-tuition, leadership scholarship—four came from Summit Public Schools’ Bay Area schools. The highly sought-after scholarship is awarded to high school seniors across the nation who show extraordinary leadership potential. This year, over 500 students from around the Bay Area were nominated for … Continued

San Jose Senior Named Posse Scholar

  Summit Tahoma’s Michael Segura will attend Boston University with a full scholarship Michael Segura had his sights set on college since middle school. In fact, as an 8th grader, he researched high schools that would help him achieve his goal. Now, as a senior at Summit Tahoma, he has been named a Posse Scholar, … Continued