Impact | Puget Sound Elementary Opens in Tukwila


Impact | Puget Sound Elementary Opens in Tukwila

First Day of School Marks Launch of Tukwila’s First Charter Public School and Washington’s First “Homegrown” Charter Network For Immediate Release | Monday, August 27, 2018…


Meet Washington’s charter public school teachers.

At Washington’s charter public schools, talented educators are transforming classrooms and communities. Washington’s law is ranked among top in the nation for its high level…


What we mean when we talk about “Community”

By Derek Dias and Francesca McDaniel, WA Charters Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Team Imagine your community. What does it look like? Is it a…


Four Questions for Debra Sullivan, Founder of Ashé Prep

Recently, we sat down with Debra Sullivan, founder Washington’s newest charter school – Ashé Prep – which is set to open in 2019. Here’s what we…


Our Statement on the Trump Administration’s Family Separation Policy and Executive Order

Today, it has been reported that the President will issue an executive order ending family separation on the US/Mexico border, the direct result of a…


Every day at Rainier Prep is a ritual of community engagement

                        By Matt Halvorson I got there bright and early, just before the beginning…


Introducing our school leadership program fellows

WA Charters is excited to introduce our School Leadership Program Fellows, Dr. Debra R. Sullivan, Cindy Reuther, Dr. Steven Gering and Rebecca Moore, participants in…


Our Statement on the Trump Administration’s Decision to End DACA

In response to today’s announcement from the Trump administration, WA Charters released the following statement and call to action: As expected, this morning, the Trump…


Standing with DACA Students

As you may be aware, the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program may be rescinded in the coming days. DACA allows certain undocumented…


Our CEO Patrick D’Amelio on Atrocities in Charlottesville

Saturday’s unacceptable events in Charlottesville call us to reflect on how well we are standing up with families and communities of color, and what messages our words and actions – as well as…


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@PridePrep students Kennadi and Tucker were acknowledged by SNAP for their hard work over the past six months on developing a phone app for energy assistance. ... See MoreSee Less

SAVE THE DATES!

On May 3rd and 4th, 2019, WA Charters will host our Fifth Annual Conference in SeaTac, WA.

As the largest Washington state charter public school convening of the year, our conference brings together national, regional and local experts and is a great opportunity for charter school leaders, teachers, board members, parents, advocates, and students to connect, learn and be inspired. Registration will be open in mid-January 2019 - stay tuned for program details. Free childcare will be provided for children ages 4-12 on Saturday, May 4.

Learn more about submitting a session proposal and sponsorship opportunities by visiting this site: conference.wacharters.org/2019/

We hope to see you there!
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Washington State Charter Schools Association

Enrollment at Spokane International Academy opens for the 2019-20 school year on Jan. 1st!

Families with students in Kindergarten - 7th grade who are interested in a public school option that focuses on developing academic skills, strength of character and international mindedness can Learn more at www.spokaneintlacademy.org
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Washington State Charter Schools Association

PRIDE Prep Public Charter School students participated in the Regional FIRST Lego League robotics competition with 25 other teams in the areas of project presentation, robot design, core values and programming their robots. Congrats Pride Prep! ... See MoreSee Less

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Today we recognize and support National Human Rights on the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
#StandUp4HumanRights #WorldHumanRightsDay

Take some time to read and share the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/index.html
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Washington State Charter Schools Association

See these Impact Public Schools scholars show off in the best possible way!

The school held its 2nd Kindergarten Student Showcase where students answered the question "How does food get from the farm to my table?” using research, writing and art.
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“Each charter institution is locally governed by its own board of directors, and that non-profit panel and the school they oversee are both held accountable to the same standards as the public system by the office of the state superintendent. In addition to these regulations, charter schools in Washington are also beholden to a separate entity of oversight as well.”

Watch co-founders Sara Rolfs and Rick Wray discuss the process of opening Wenatchee’s first ever charter school! The two spoke with iFIBER ONE News in Part Two of a series on charter public schools, Charter Schools 101.

The next installment of the series will focus proposed staffing and classroom structure. Tune in to learn more about how charter public schools work in Washington state!

www.ifiberone.com/columbia_basin/charter-schools-part/article_7fd81e96-f829-11e8-bcc8-ef7627433d0...
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SAVE THE DATES!
On May 3rd and 4th, 2019, WA Charters will host our Fifth Annual Conference in SeaTac, WA.

As the largest Washington state charter public school convening of the year, our conference brings together national, regional and local experts and is a great opportunity for charter school leaders, teachers, board members, parents, advocates, and students to connect, learn and be inspired.

Registration will be open in mid-January 2019 - stay tuned for program details. Free childcare will be provided for children ages 4-12 on Saturday, May 4.

Learn more about submitting a session proposal and sponsorship opportunities by visiting this site: conference.wacharters.org/2019/

We hope to see you there!
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Washington State Charter Schools Association

Every week, these PRIDE Prep Public Charter School students prepare Bite to Go weekend meal bags by organizing the small pantry, taking inventory, bagging and delivering food. ... See MoreSee Less

“Throughout my four years here I’ve taken my education very seriously, determined to not only be the first to graduate college in my immediate family but to also prove to myself that my fate is controlled by me and me only – not a vicious cycle. But what Summit has taught me is that I do NOT have to do it alone.”

Meet Ashley, a senior at Summit Sierra. She will be one of the first students to graduate from a charter public high school in Washington state.

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