Destiny Middle School

Preparing all students for college, leadership, and life.


1301 E 34th St
Tacoma, WA 98404

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Phone: (253) 722-5883
Fax: (253) 382-2402

Message from the Principal

Welcome to Destiny Charter Middle School in Northeast Tacoma!

We are a free, public, charter middle school that is open to all students and dedicated to serving our local community. We are pleased to welcome our first 8th grade class, finally rounding out our full 3-grade program and making us a complete middle school. Our mission is to prepare every student for college, leadership and life. Green Dot has a proven track record of aiding historically under-served students, including students from low-income backgrounds and students of color. We are committed to the following:

  • A public middle school that’s free and open to all students
  • Personalized learning for all students
  • A teacher mentor for every child
  • A college-going culture
  • Technology to enhance learning
  • Family partnerships and programming
  • Free after-school enrichment program
  • Free transportation for students living in the immediate area

I was raised in Southeast Alaska and began my career in public education in 1998 in Skagway, Alaska (the Gateway to the Yukon). Over the past 18 years, I’ve had the pleasure of being a classroom teacher, a grant coordinator, and assistant principal, and a principal. Most recently, I've had the privilege to serve in West Seattle at Chief Sealth International High School and in the Skagit Valley at La Conner Middle and High School.

Destiny still has space available in all three grades for your student! Please contact me at (253) 686-7571 or by email to learn more about Green Dot's mission to ensure that all of our students are prepared for college, leadership and life.


Your Partner in Education,

Cheryl M. Sullivan, Principal

Latest Updates from Destiny

  • Seattle Seahawk Tyler Lockett Visits Destiny Middle School
    Students at Destiny Middle School received a surprise visit this month from Seattle Seahawks star Tyler Lockett. Lockett was helping with the delivery of books for Destiny's library as part of their "Book It" program. He loved reading as a child and wants to encourage more children to love books: "I think it was a pretty cool experience--" said Lockett. "Being able to reward ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 10/26/2018
  • 200 Community Volunteers Join Forces on Destiny’s Campus to Build a New Playground for SOAR Academy
    This fall, volunteers from Keurig Dr. Pepper, Columbia Distributing, SOAR Academy and the community joined KaBOOM! at the Destiny Middle School campus to transform an empty site into a kid-designed, state-of-the-art playground in just six hours for the students of SOAR Academy, which is now located on Destiny’s campus. Why Play? ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 09/12/2018
  • Check Out the Smiles of the Class of 2018
    Green Dot is proud to celebrate the Class of 2018! This year marked a number of milestones for our schools, and as we reflect on the school year, it’s clear how much there is to celebrate. At our founding school, Ánimo Leadership Charter High School, 100% of seniors graduated, and 99% of ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 06/28/2018
  • Tacoma Weekly — Destiny primed to grow as first class graduates
    The handing out of 103 eighth-grade diplomas last week marked not only a milestone for the students as they head into high school but for the school itself. More milestones are in the works for next year. This year’s Greater Tacoma Peace Prize Laureate Melannie Denise Cunningham, who is also a Destiny board member, served as the graduation’s keynote speaker with the message ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 06/26/2018
  • Tacoma Weekly — My son is happy and set to succeed in school
    Charter or not, that’s all that matters to me as Mom By Imelda Santana, parent at Destiny Middle School When it comes down to it, all parents want the same thing: the best for our kids. And when given the option, we will choose to send our kids to a good ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 05/25/2018

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Destiny Middle School

1301 E 34th St
Tacoma, WA 98404

Phone: (253) 722-5883
Fax: (253) 382-2402