Thank you to the 70+ parents, children, and neighbors who joined us at the Tacoma charter public schools open house last night.
Along with SOAR Academy and Green Dot Destiny Middle School, we opened Summit Olympus High School’s doors and welcomed Tacoma families who are exploring their public school options for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. The event gave potential students, parents and caregivers the opportunity to tour the school buildings, ask questions, meet school leaders and teachers, and hear the experiences of founding families and students who are returning to Tacoma’s charter public schools for the second year.
All three of Tacoma’s small, personalized and academically rigorous charter public schools head into their second year of operation, each school is growing to serve new grade levels in Fall 2016.
“Last year our founding ninth grade students more than doubled the national average for growth in reading, and more than tripled the average for growth in math, putting Summit Olympus in the top third of schools in the nation in terms of math growth,” * said Jen Wickens, Chief Regional Officer at Summit Public Schools Washington. We are looking forward to building on this progress in year two, as we provide even more Tacoma families with a high-quality, personalized, public education.”
RoQuesia Williams’ son is a founding student at Summit Olympus. She also enrolled her other children at Destiny (growing to 6th-8th grade) and SOAR (growing to K-8th grade) last fall. They will each be returning to their charter public schools for a second year. “My eldest son has grown so much at Summit Olympus. Along with his teachers, he has a fantastic mentor who helps keep him on track with his goals.” Williams emphasized how happy she and her kids have been with their charter schools, and in particular, what a great fit Summit Olympus has been for her son. “I love that his personalized learning plan enables him to work at his own pace, and that he gets to choose how we wants to learn.”
Enrollment is open at Summit Olympus, but space is limited. Enroll today, it takes just five minutes to apply, learn more here.
Read the whole event recap at the Washington State Charter Schools Association’s blog.
*Student growth measured using the nationally normed Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment.