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Summit Olympus 

Grades Served: 9-10 currently; expanding to 9-12


Destiny Middle School

Grades Served: 6-8



Grades Served: K-2 currently; expanding to K-8

Find the right school for your child at our school tours event, March 11th!

All schools are:
Tuition-Free • Small • Personalized • Academically Rigorous

This interactive event is designed for Tacoma families who are exploring their public school options for the upcoming 2017 – 18 school year. The tour is also open to neighbors and members of the community who are curious about their local public school offerings. Kids and adults can tour each school building, ask questions and meet school leaders and teachers, and hear the experiences of other families and students.


10:30a – 11:30a   Tour SOAR Academy, 2136 M.L.K. Jr Way, Tacoma, WA 98405

11:45a – 12:45p    Tour Summit Olympus, 409 Puyallup Ave, Tacoma 98421

1:00p – 2:00p  Tour Destiny Middle School, 1301 E. 34th Street, Tacoma WA 98404

To RSVP or for more information, please email Brooke Brod at bbrod@stand.org.


Summit Olympus

Grades Served: 9 – 10 currently; expanding to 9-12



Summit Public Schools has created the BEST place for students to learn. We help students reach
their highest potential with:

  • College-prep curriculum where 99% of our students are accepted into at least one 4-year college
  • Personalized learning experience where students move at their own pace and learn how they best learn
  • Real-world learning projects where students develop the life skills and habits they need to be successful
  • World-class teaching faculty from the nation’s top teacher preparation programs
  • Small, safe and diverse community where every student has a mentor and is truly cared for and known

409 Puyallup Ave, Tacoma 98421

Principal: Greg Ponikvar (gponikvar@summitps.org)


Destiny Middle School

Grades Served: 6-8


At Destiny Middle School, we build deep partnerships with families and students and work tirelessly to ensure ALL our students have access to college, leadership, and life! Destiny Middle School offers:GreenDot Destiny

  • A free middle school education that’s open to all students
  • Personalized learning for all students
  • A teacher mentor for every child
  • A college-going culture
  • Daily use of technology
  • Family partnerships and programming
  • Free after-school enrichment program

Take a tour of Destiny Middle School on 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 9 a.m. Please RSVP at 253-722-5883

Nuestra misión es ayudar transformar la educación pública para que TODAS/OS los estudiantes se gradúen preparados para la universidad, el liderazgo y la vida. Apunte a su hija/o en nuestra escuela HOY: http://wa.greendot.org/enroll

Principal: Kyna Williams (kyna.williams@greendot.org)

1301 E. 34th Street, Tacoma WA 98404


SOAR Academy

Grades Served: K-8


SOAR Academy is a free public school for your Kindergartener, First Grader, or Second Grader, located in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma!

SOarSOAR has:

  • A rigorous, engaging and personalized educational experience for all students
  • A curriculum that integrates that arts
  • Busing for most students that live within Tacoma city limits
  • An extended school day and school year to ensure students get the maximum benefit of school

Principal: Elizabeth Sanchez

Address: 2136 M.L.K. Jr Way, Tacoma, WA 98405

Call (253) 444-6759 to set up a school tour or meeting with the school team!

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