West Seattle, White Center and surrounding communities neighbors, future students and teachers joined Summit Public Schools in a groundbreaking ceremony for their new charter public school, Summit Atlas on Feb.2 at the new home at the corner of 35th SW and SW Roxbury Street.
The school will open in August for the 2017-2018 school year to its first class of 6th graders and 9th graders. The school will grow each year to eventually serve 6th - 12th grades. The plan involves two phases with phase one beginning next week to build out the former grocery store/church to have approximately eight class rooms. Phase two if approved by the City of Seattle will begin next December adding a second story and doubling the class room space to around 16 classrooms. Some of the rooms are flex spaces.
“Summit Atlas is an opportunity for our community to come together to help students achieve their dreams and close opportunity gaps,” said longtime West Seattle resident and Summit Public Schools Washington board member Shirline Wilson. “This school brings high quality, personalized education programs that will put students on the pathway to success in college, career and life.”