Happening Now: Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) Meetings!
If yours is not scheduled yet, be sure to reach out to your student’s mentor to schedule your meeting before October 11th. Central to student growth, PLPs guide students in their self-directed learning paths and set the foundation for a successful school year!
Our 2020-2021 Application Is Now Open
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Summit Olympus is public and tuition-free. We are open to all; there are no admissions requirements. If there are more students expressing interest in enrolling than the number of available spots, we will use a random selection process to determine who will receive a space.
Welcome to Summit Olympus! We are a tuition free, public high school located in downtown Tacoma, Washington across from the Tacoma Dome Station. All students are welcome, regardless of their zip code. As with all public schools, there is no personal expense and the registration process is quick and simple. We offer a free Orca pass to facilitate transportation for our students.
Be sure to secure your spot and register for our 2019/2020 school year, serving students between 9th and 12th grade.
We will maintain a small school environment, never exceeding 400 students. Our mission is to prepare a diverse group of students for success in college and life. At Summit Olympus, we believe every student should have access to a high-performing, 21st Century education and are capable of being thoughtful and contributing members of society – while also being college and career ready.
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.