The planning of a charter school in Arbor Heights is still continuing to move forward, says the organization that is behind it, despite the decision of the Supreme Court denying to reconsider its ruling against publicly funding for charters.
Remodeling a church (ex-supermarket) into Summit Atlas in West Seattle has been in planning for about a year by Summit Public Schools. The organization is still determined to move forward and hopes that legislature will make it right for children. There are many students who need free and high quality experience in high school that will prepare them for college. Summit Public Schools say, that students in West Seattle school have a choice to go to a public school.
The West Seattle school for 6th-12th graders will be open no earlier than next fall. The first charter school plan appeared in the news in January, after the site was bought by Washington Charter School Development for $4,75 million to be remodeled.