Tacoma area families, students and community members chose a name for the new public charter middle school that reflects the long history of Tacoma as the City of Destiny.
Destiny Charter Middle School Principal Genny Cadena said members of the Advisory Committee, including families and community members, have been meeting every month to help plan the opening of the school, which will open its doors on Aug. 24 on Tacoma’s east side. More than 200 students, families and community members came together to help name the school.
“This is history. Our school is being built by the community for the community,” Cadena said. “I love that our school name reflects not only our city, but our goals for our students.”
So far, 200 students have enrolled in the new public school, which will begin with sixth graders only and roll up to a full 6-8th grade middle school over the next three years. Green Dot Public Schools are publicly funded and free to attend. Each Green Dot school shares the common mission of preparing students for college, leadership and life and is open to all students. Families can still apply for Destiny Charter Middle School, but space is limited. (end)
To enroll now, visit: www.wa.greendot.org/enroll.