91% of Summit Atlas Graduates Have Been Accepted to 40 Unique Four-year Colleges SEATTLE – This week, Summit Atlas, a public charter middle and high school in West Seattle, Washington that opened in 2017, is celebrating its first graduating class at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 10. Atlas is one of 14 schools nationally in the … Continued


Asher Becker

Summit Everest Senior Earns Additional Honor as a Sequoia Awards Outstanding Student Summit Public School seniors Itzel Ramos Valverde, Asher Becker, and Emilio Barajas-Navarrete were each honored with a Sequoia Award, a scholarship presented to high school seniors from the greater Redwood City area who demonstrate an extraordinary level of volunteerism and community engagement. The … Continued


Joseph Hernandez

Joseph Hernandez is a graduating senior at Summit Shasta, a free, public high school in Daly City While many seniors have halted their college plans in response to COVID-19, one local student found inspiration from the crisis. Having witnessed how the pandemic was handled in the United States, Summit Shasta senior Joseph Hernandez set aside … Continued


Voices of Summit Atlas: Founding Senior Esther Mumbi

Photo Credit: Rachel Davis While COVID-19 brought an unexpected change to her senior year, Summit Atlas senior Esther Mumbi took the shift to virtual school in stride. In fact, this last year has only strengthened Esther’s drive to enter the healthcare field and work towards ending what she recognizes as another pandemic — social and … Continued


Voices of Summit Public Schools: Itzel Ramos Valverde

Originally from Sinaloa, Mexico, Itzel Ramos Valverde immigrated to the United States at 8 years old. Before attending Summit Everest, she never imagined college was an option. Now, as she prepares to attend Claremont McKenna College as a QuestBridge Scholar and Sequoia Award recipient, her vision for using higher education as a tool to impact … Continued


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