SEARCH :

img_placeholder

Senior Spotlight: Ashly Lopez Escober, Summit Atlas, West Seattle

Ashly Lopez Escober moved to the United States from Honduras just six years ago. Becoming a founding student at a high school and creating a culture of collaboration for future students wasn’t part of her plan. As she prepares to study biochemistry at the University of Washington, that’s exactly what she’s accomplished. With a fierce … Read More

img_placeholder

In-Person Ceremony for First Graduating Class of West Seattle’s First Charter Public High School; Virtual Ceremonies for Charter Public Schools in Seattle and Tacoma

FOR PLANNING PURPOSESContact: Maggie Meyers at maggie@wacharters.org or 206-702-5790 Puget Sound, Wash. — Summit Atlas, a middle and high school that launched in 2017, is celebrating its first cohort of graduates with an in-person ceremony on June 10. Summit Public Schools’ two other charter high schools in the state—Summit Olympus in Tacoma and Summit Sierra in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District—will … Read More

img_placeholder

In-Person Ceremonies for First Graduating Class of Spokane’s Charter Public High Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2021Contact: Maggie Meyers at maggie@wacharters.org or 206-702-5790 Spokane, Wash. – The inaugural students from Spokane’s charter public high schools are graduating in in-person ceremonies this month. After making history as the first charter public high school students in Spokane, graduating seniors will again make history as they celebrate their accomplishments and receive their high school … Read More

img_placeholder

Senior Spotlight: Esther Mumbi, Summit Atlas, West Seattle

While COVID-19 brought an unexpected change to her senior year, Summit Atlas senior Esther Mumbi took the shift to virtual school in stride. In fact, this last year has only strengthened Esther’s drive to enter the healthcare field and work towards ending what she recognizes as another pandemic — social and economic inequality. Next year, … Read More

img_placeholder

Senior Spotlight: Jayla Foster, Summit Atlas, West Seattle

Jayla Foster had a tough start to high school, attending three different schools and ultimately repeating her sophomore year. When she reached Summit Atlas, a new public charter school in its second year, Jayla found her stride. Embraced by a supportive school community, she uncovered her passion and voice as a student leader, ultimately becoming … Read More

img_placeholder

Celebrating AAPI Leaders and Cultures in the WA Charter Sector

By Rekha Bhatt, Senior Vice President, Programs and Bely Luu, Associate Director of School Development at WA Charters As two Asian-American women, daughters, moms, and leaders in the Washington state charter public school sector, we know firsthand the richness, beauty, and power that the vast spectrum of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) identities encompass. … Read More

img_placeholder

Lummi Nation, Xwotqwem (Whatcom County) Teen Named A 30 Under 30 Changemaker

For Immediate Release: May 11, 2021Contact: Maggie Meyers at maggie@wacharters.org or (724) 263-9826 Bellingham, WA – A Lhaq Temish (Lummi Nation) tribal member, Kwastlmut (Sadie Olsen), who helped launch a new public charter school in Bellingham, Washington, has been named one of the  30 Under 30 Changemakers by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (National Alliance). Kwastlmut (Sadie Olsen) is … Read More

img_placeholder

Why Our Work Must Continue Beyond Chauvin’s “Guilty” Verdict

Yesterday’s guilty verdict of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd is a step towards accountability; however, Black Americans continue to be killed disproportionately by police and the systemic racism that fuels that violence continues to threaten and harm communities of color, particularly Black and Brown communities.  Civil rights attorney Ben … Read More