Nearly 100 families, students and community leaders from West Seattle, White Center and surrounding communities joined Summit Public Schools in officially opening their new school building, Summit Atlas High School.
At the event, students and families from the community helped cut the ceremonial ribbon then toured the new school building and classrooms. They also listened to the Summit Atlas Directors, Katie Bubalo and Andrea Klein, talk about the school’s values and commitment to the community.
“We are very excited to welcome our high school students and community into their new building,” said Katie Bubalo. “The design of the building enhances teaching and learning and will be a space that will always have open doors and encourage collaboration with our families, neighbors and community.”
Summit Atlas opened last year to a founding class of 6th and 9th graders. This year, the school will add 7th and 10th graders, and over the next four years, the school will grow to serve grades 6 through 12. The first day of school for new students is Monday, August 20, and for all students, Tuesday, August 21.
Summit Atlas is the second Seattle location for Summit Public Schools and its third in the Puget Sound region. Summit Sierra, Summit’s first Seattle school in the Chinatown-International District, and Summit Olympus in Tacoma will serve grades 9 through 12 in the 2018-19 school year. All Summit schools are tuition-free and open to all students.
Summit Public Schools prepares a diverse population of students for success in college or university by ensuring high-quality teaching meets each student’s individual needs. The Summit model includes collaborative project time, personalized learning time, elective courses to explore their passions, and one-on-one mentor time for all students.
Summit Atlas is currently accepting students for the 2018-2019 school. Learn more at here.