Voices of Summit Atlas: Founding Senior Jayla Foster

Jayla Foster had a tough start to high school, attending three different schools and ultimately repeating her sophomore year. When she reached Summit Atlas, a new public charter school in its second year, Jayla found her stride. Embraced by a supportive school community, she uncovered her passion and voice as a student leader, ultimately becoming … Continued


Every student graduating from Summit’s seven high schools are graduating college ready. Summit Public Schools has prepared every graduating student, since its first graduating class in 2007 to this year’s graduates, for college. In California, high school graduates are considered college ready if they have completed a collection of courses as designated by the University … Continued


Meet Orion – Student of Summit Atlas

My name is Orion and a sophomore in my second year at Summit Atlas. I am proud to be one of Atlas’ founding students. My mom learned about the school from our principal, Ms. B., who was handing out flyers in our neighborhood before the school opened in 2017. Ms. B told my mom about … Continued


Meet Abdul – Student of Summit Atlas

My name is Abdul, and I’m in 9th grade at Summit Atlas in West Seattle. I live close by, in High Point, and heard about a new charter public school option from around the neighborhood. At home, I’m the oldest of five. I live with my mom, dad, two little brothers, and two little sisters. … Continued


Meet Esther – Student of Summit Atlas

My name is Esther. I’m in 10th grade and in my second year at Summit Atlas, a charter public school in West Seattle. I’ve lived in Renton with my mom since July 2017. My mom found out about Atlas before I even moved here; she was doing research on schools focused on college opportunities. My … Continued


Meet Abdi – Student of Summit Atlas

My name is Abdi. I’m in 7th grade at Summit Atlas. I come from a big family – I have five older siblings and three younger siblings. Four of us attend Atlas. I have a sister in 6th grade here, and our twin brothers are in 10th grade. I have a lot of responsibilities at … Continued