Initially, Summit Public Schools tried piloting a Station Rotation model of blended learning for math using Khan Academy. After a year of using that model, school leaders evaluated the data and realized they needed not only to blend face-to-face and online instruction, but to rethink the entire school experience. As a result, they pioneered a self-paced and self-directed learning environment in which they reimagined the roles of the students and the teachers, rethought and redesigned the learning spaces, and removed time-based practices that hindered personalized learning.
Summit Public School: Olympus (Summit Olympus) will open in Fall 2015 with 120 9th graders and grow one grade per year to a full high school by 2018. Summit Olympus will provide a personalized learning experience to each and every student to give all students the opportunity to achieve their academic goals regardless of their previous preparation and background. Like other Summit schools, Summit Olympus's mission is to prepare a diverse student body for success in a four-year university and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society. Summit's academic approach, which is fueled by a highly personalized blended learning model, has led to an impressive track record of success.
Contact: Greg Ponikvar
Contact Title: Executive Director
Summit Public School: Olympus
409 Puyallup Ave
Telephone: (253) 237-4094