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: Sierra (Summit Sierra) will open in Fall 2015 in South Seattle. Summit Sierra will start with one class of 120 9th graders and grow to serve grades 9-12 by the 2018-19 school year. Summit Sierra is committed to serving a diverse group of students and families in South Seattle to help to close the significant demographic achievement gap. Summit Sierra will provide students with the education best suited to meet their individual needs and prepare them for success in college, regardless of their previous preparation and background. Like other Summit schools, Summit Sierra'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: Malia Burns
Contact Title: Executive Director
Summit Public School: Sierra
1025 S King St
Telephone: (206) 453-2520