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Ashly Lopez Escober moved to the United States from Honduras just six years ago. Becoming a founding student at a high school and creating a culture of collaboration for future students wasn’t part of her plan. As she prepares to study biochemistry at the University of Washington, that’s exactly what she’s accomplished. With a fierce … Continued


Summit seniors accepted to 260 colleges nationwide amid a year marked by record-low acceptance rates REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — In its first Virtual School graduating class, 95% of Summit Public Schools (Summit) seniors were accepted to college—a 2 percentage point increase over last year—amid a year marked by record-low acceptance rates. Class of 2021 seniors … Continued


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


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 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