Summit Olympus’s curriculum focuses on college and career readiness.
Summit Olympus’s curriculum focuses on college and career readiness. Students will have experiences that support their development as students, as young adults, and as future professionals. Our school model explicitly builds students cognitive skills, personalized learning habits, social-emotional regulation, and supports exposure to students passion and future career interests.
Students develop deeper thinking and life skills through project-based learning. They have Project Time for all of their core courses in English, History, Math, Science, and Spanish (in high school).
Every student reads every day for at least 30 minutes. Because reading is at the heart of learning, students have dedicated time to read books of their choosing. We found that this is the best way to improve their literacy skills and cultivate a love of reading.
Personalized Learning Time
Students learn through a combination of online playlists (diverse resources including texts, videos, presentations, exercises), peer-to-peer coaching, and one-on-one tutoring from their teachers.
Students practice math problems for at least 30 minutes a day. Regularly and consistently practicing math problem-solving skills over a long period of time will prepare our students for college success.
Each student is assigned a teacher mentor who is the student’s coach, college counselor and advocate, and supports them to excel both inside and outside the classroom.
Community groups nurture close-knit relationships to reflect and celebrate! Community Time is a safe space for students to bond with their classmates and mentor, express their thoughts and feelings, and build meaningful relationships.
Students can receive academic support, play sports, or lead a club! Every school is open after hours so that students can continue to work on their goals, meet with teachers, or participate in one of our athletic teams or student clubs. Teacher’s offer students extra support through office hours every Monday and Wednesday between 3:45-5pm.
Every Friday, after meeting with their mentor groups, students will have an opportunity to engage in Expeditions. Expeditions are engaging and energizing electives where students explore and develop their passions in a variety of fields with community partners in Tacoma.