At Summit Public Schools, we believe each young person’s path to a fulfilled life is uniquely crafted and driven by their aspirations, interests, and strengths. To support students on their path, we ensure that every Summit graduate leaves with a Concrete Next Step in life after high school. A Concrete Next Step is a 3-5 … Continued

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

Kokneeka Houston Summit Olympus is thrilled to celebrate senior Kokneeka Houston, recipient of the Act Six Scholarship. Tacoma-Seattle’s only full-tuition, full-need scholarship, Act Six brings together diverse, multicultural cadres of young people who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities. Next year, Kokneeka will attend Whitworth … Continued