Summit Atlas is a tuition-free public charter school in West Seattle, just outside of White Center. Atlas opened in August 2017 with a founding sixth grade and ninth grade class before serving grades 6-12 over time.
Atlas is the newest school in the Summit Public Schools network; over 98% of Summit graduates receive offers to four-year universities. The mission of Summit Atlas can be summarized in three words: Character. College. Service. We believe that every student is capable of college success, that it takes character and academics to achieve that success, and that serving others is part of the joy and responsibility of success. These three elements are evident in everything we do, from project time to basketball practice, for every student, every day.
Summit students receive consistent, relevant, and personalized support seamlessly integrated into their school day as they drive towards their academic and personal goals. Every Summit student has a dynamic Personalized Learning Plan and is able to access all of the learning tools and resources they need at any time.
Summit students are self-directed learners. From the day they arrive, Summit students are encouraged and coached to develop the different facets of self-directed learning – Challenge Seeking, Persistence, Strategy-Shifting, Response to Setbacks, and Appropriate Help Seeking.
All Summit graduates meet or exceed four-year college entrance requirements. All Summit students demonstrate competency in college preparatory course work in five core subjects and the visual arts.
Every single student is known by every faculty member, and teachers continuously collaborate to ensure students have the feedback and practice they need to become empowered learners. Every Summit student has at least one adult mentor and coach, who individually supports them to set goals, make a plan to achieve those goals.
WHAT DO PARENTS SAY…
Charter schools have opened the door of opportunities for my daughter to discover herself and to love learning. There is nothing more important to me than her success in college and the opportunity for her to pursue her passions. Because of this, Summit Atlas is the perfect fit.