BACK TO SCHOOL: One West Seattle school starts this week

Around this time every summer, we start checking online calendars to compile a list of school-year start dates, since it’s a matter of interest beyond school communities – neighbors, businesses, drivers, etc. So far we’ve found that for at least one school, this is the last weekend of summer – the first day at school for Summit Atlas, the charter middle/high school at 35th/Roxbury in Arbor Heights, is this Wednesday, August 16th. (Yes, they do get out earlier – June 7th is the last scheduled day of the 2023-2024 school year.)

Side note: According to the Washington Charter School Commission website, Summit Atlas is up for authorization renewal this year; public comment will be accepted through early October. The school opened in 2017. Renewal materials say the school has almost 500 students enrolled.

1 Reply to "BACK TO SCHOOL: One West Seattle school starts this week"

  • An aligned and wise school calendar? August 13, 2023 (8:12 pm)

    With high school athletics starting soon (mid-August), having classes start at end of August makes sense. Seattle schools near end of June dismissal due to post Labor Day start seems ill-conceived given sports calendar, May AP test date (two weeks less class/test prep time than most privte schools), crack at summer jobs, summer camps, etc. What happens in late June classes? Anyway, start seems early at Summit, but maybe they have the more wise calendar for all involved? 

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