Welcome to Summit Olympus! We are a free, public charter high school serving students in Tacoma, Washington. There are no admission requirements and all students are welcome. We are currently in our third year of serving students in the area, and will have a 9th, 10th, and 11th grade class during the 2017-18 school year. Our founding class will be college-ready graduates from our school in 2019, and we will continue to operate as a full high school of 400 students after that point.
Our mission is to prepare diverse group of students for success in college, and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society. At Summit Olympus we believe that every student is capable of being college and career ready and should have access to high-performing 21st century schools that prepare them for success in college, career and life.
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...
I am so grateful for finding Summit Olympus and it's passionate, dedicated teachers and staff. My son is excited to go to school every day and can work at his own pace through his courses and always get the support he needs.
Jim Hamilton, parent of 11th grader
When choosing a highschool for my son, I was looking for diversity, inclusion and a caring, dedicated staff. I found that and more at Summit Olympus. I'm amazed at their hands on mentoring program and how comfortable my son and I feel here.
I am so proud to have my daughter attend Summit Olympus. It is the best school that my daughter has ever attend. The staff in this school are always there to help the students and the parents, I love the way they have the techniques to help the student to learn to prepare themselves for the future. I will highly recommend this school to any parent that would like to see their children have a successful future, it is not only a high school it's also a school that helps the students get their college credits.