Summit WA Academic Competition - January 27, 2019

Summit WA Academic Competition - January 27, 2019

Dear Sierra Families,

In order to inject some friendly competition and urgency into our winter, the Summit Washington schools are hosting a Winter Academic Championship! Our goal is to rally our students to study for their content assessments prior to their due dates and to ensure that they are submitting complete, high-quality projects.


– 90% of students have no overdue projects
– 75% of students are on track in content assessments


– Each grade level that reaches the goal by February 15th will earn a class party on the Friday before mid-winter break.
– All students who personally are on track in all classes and are ahead of the line at least one power focus area in each core class will earn open campus lunch the week of February 4th and February 11th. (This will be the first opportunity for freshmen to go off campus. All students who go off campus for lunch must meet the criteria and must have a permission slip signed by their families.)

Grand Prize:

– If any grade level reaches 95% no overdue projects and 85% of students on track for content assessments will earn (with parent permission), two weeks of off campus lunch for the entire grade.

Here is the status so far:

9th Grade is in the lead, but 10th grade has made the most growth!

Take care,


Upcoming Events

AP MOCK EXAMS February and March:

All of our 11th and 12th graders will be taking AP exams this May. Our Juniors will all be taking both AP US History and AP Language Exams, and our 12th graders will be required to choose at least three of their AP classes to take the exams. In order for students to be prepared to show their best on these exams, we will be hosting mock exams for each AP class on Saturdays in February and March. These practice exams are important opportunities to practice the exam in real life conditions to prepare for success and for 12th graders to help choose which three to focus on if they choose to not take exams for all of their AP classes. It is highly recommended that all students attend all of their mock exams and any student who misses an exam will be required to do a makeup exam in class to complete that checkpoint while students who participated in the Saturday mock exam are able to debrief the test and go over there right and wrong answers.

Schedule (ALL Mock Exams on Saturdays from 8:30am-12:30pm)

AP English Literature – 2/2/19
AP Environmental Science – 2/9/19
AP Biology – 2/9/19
AP Government – 3/2/19
AP US History – 3/9/19
AP Computer Science 3/9/19
AP Calculus AB – 3/16/19
AP English Language – 3/23/19
AP Spanish – 3/23/19

Summit Sierra School Google Calendar (website link here)
Summit Sierra School PDF Calendar (PDF link here)


Sports Section

Ultimate Frisbee Try-Outs:

Ultimate Frisbee season is right around the corner! Ultimate Frisbee is a co-ed team that practices twice a week (Mondays and Thursdays) and has games on Saturdays, starting March 9th.

Try-puts will be Monday, January 28th and Thursday January 31st at Beacon Hill Play Field from 4:00-5:30pm bpth days.


Spring league Co-ed Soccer starts March 1, 2019 and goes for 10 weeks. Spring league sign-ups and practices starts February 11, 2019.

All practices will be held at Yesler Community Center until the weather conditions improve, and we can move them outside.

This year we will NOT be playing soccer in Washington Inter-coastal Activities Association (WIAA), so students that has been playing on a team at their neighborhood school can continue to play for their assigned school.



(Parent Leadership Group)

Next voices meeting is January 23, 2019. We will be discussing the PARENT PASSION PROJECT. We are working n a College Prep Night for grades 9-11. Please take this survey to assist with the planning. Here is the survey link:

Some students from our Student Ambassador team will also be there to discuss some things with our parents. Hope to see you there!


Summer Opportunities for Middle School and High School Students

Also, the opportunities are not all strictly in the summer. Here are 2 great paid internships that take place when the Washington State Legislature is in session from January to April.

Washington State House of Representatives Page Program

Since 1891, young people from across the state have come to Olympia to serve as pages for the Washington State House of Representatives. Paging presents students with a unique educational opportunity to participate in the legislative process. Selection as a page is a great honor. Page duties are varied. They range from ceremonial tasks such as presenting the flags to operational chores like distributing amendments during legislative sessions. Each job is vital to the efficient operation of the Legislature. As the week-long experience draws to a close and pages return to their schools and communities, it is hoped that pages will share their experiences and observations with others in an effort to contribute to a more universal understanding of the legislative process. Applicants must be at least 14 years of age and have not reached their 17th birthday.

Washington State Senate Page Program

The Washington State Legislature has one of the finest page programs in the country. Hundreds of students throughout Washington State have an opportunity each year to take part in the legislative process and observe the Legislature and other branches of state government in action. The page is a helping hand during legislative sessions, which run from January through March or April. Pages perform many tasks that allow senators and staff to focus on legislative duties. Pages spend two hours each day in page school learning about the legislative process. Applicants must be at least 14 years of age and have not reached their 17th birthday.


The INSIGHT High School Summer Program is an intensive four-week program designed to introduce students to public health and biomedical research and medicine. Students will take a deep dive into injury prevention research through various activities.

The program is open to high school students in grades 10-12


Delta Upsilon Omega Chapter’s #CAP (College Admissions Process) Program is currently accepting applications! 

Throughout this #CAP program, students will be offered assistance with: college selection, entrance exam preparation, navigation of the financial aid process, scholarship applications, and more. All high school students in grades 10 – 12 are encouraged to sign up; this program is free!

Visit to apply and for additional details! For questions, please email: #AKA1908 #AKADUO

Nondiscrimination Statement

Summit Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

The Compliance Coordinator, Title IX Officer, and Section 504/ADA Coordinator for Summit – Sierra is: Executive Director, 1025 S. King Street, Seattle, WA, 98104, (phone) 206-999-9196, (email)

If you believe that you or your child has experienced unlawful discrimination or discriminatory harassment at school based on any protected class, you have the right to file a formal complaint. Before filing a formal complaint, you may wish to discuss your concerns with the Compliance Coordinator of your site. This is often the fastest way to resolve your concerns.