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Pinnacles Prep Highlight: Place-based Passion Projects

Source: Teton Science Schools Pinnacles Prep Charter School, based in Wenatchee, Washington is one of our Place Network School Partners since they opened in 2021.  This blog is by two of their student scholars – Lilly Arias Martin (7th Grade) and Frankie Endsley (6th Grade) – with the support of their faculty advisor Samm Rowland. … Read More

Senior Spotlight: Kaden Boren | Lumen High School, Spokane

Kaden is busy, but he’s not wasting any time. As he prepares to graduate from Lumen High in 2023, a charter public school in Spokane, Kaden is a proud father of a 2-year-old son and is already hard at work making plans for his future.  “I’m an entrepreneur,” says Kaden. “It can be challenging not … Read More

Senior Spotlight: Denisha Shipps | Summit Olympus, Tacoma

“I proved to myself that I can do it,” Denisha Shipps is proud to share as she celebrates joining the 2023 Graduating Class of Summit: Olympus, a charter public school in Tacoma. “When I started high school, I had doubts about whether I could complete this journey because my anxiety was telling me that I … Read More

Senior Spotlight: Najmi Iman | Summit Atlas, West Seattle

As Najmi Iman prepares to graduate this Spring from Summit: Atlas and looks ahead to studying civil engineering and architecture at the University of Washington, he is proud of his journey these past four years and excited to pursue his dreams. It’s been a journey! “When I first started at Summit: Atlas, I considered myself … Read More

Lumen High School hosts 3rd-ever graduation ceremony

By Vincent Saglimbeni | Source:, Spokane WA SPOKANE, Wash. — On Saturday, Lumen High School hosted its third-ever graduation ceremony. The school, which is located in downtown Spokane, provides wrap-around support to help teen parents get a high school education while balancing parenthood. On Saturday, eight students received their diplomas and were met with … Read More

Senior Spotlight: Ibrahim “Abe” Daniel | PRIDE, Spokane

Before classes start on Monday mornings, you can find Ibrahim “Abe” Daniel talking shop with his teachers and fellow students about the games he watched over the weekend. Whether it’s basketball or football, Abe has a take on who deserved to win, who was unlucky and what it takes for a team to succeed. As … Read More

Why Not You Academy: A School Pioneering a New Approach to Education

By RayJaun Stelly | Source: The Seattle Medium The Why Not You Academy (WNYA), co-founded by former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara, caters to 9th-12th grade students in South King County. The academy offers a re-imagined approach to education, prioritizing diversity, experience, and relationships to prepare students for success in college, … Read More