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The day has arrived! Tacoma's charter public school tour is at 10:30AM. Send any last minute questions to bbrod@stand.org and we'll see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

**Reminder: Tomorrow is the Tacoma charter public schools tour! Please RSVP and send any questions to bbrod@stand.org. ... See MoreSee Less

We are looking for talented leaders interested in starting new quality charter public schools! Check out this video and learn more today, at: wacharters.org/startaschool/ ... See MoreSee Less

Tacoma's charter public school tours are coming up on March 11th - Don't forget to RSVP! ... See MoreSee Less

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Learn more about Tacoma's charter public school options at our school tours Saturday, March 11th. Be sure to RSVP and send any questions to Brooke Brod at bbrod@stand.org. ... See MoreSee Less

Calling all elementary, middle or high school families in Tacoma! SOAR Academy, Destiny Charter Middle School and Summit Public Schools - Washington Olympus are co-hosting an amazing tour event for families to explore Tacoma's innovative, personalized public school options! ... See MoreSee Less

We are excited to announce our tour of Tacoma's charter public schools on March 11th. Save the date and RSVP to learn more about your public school options in Tacoma. ... See MoreSee Less

It’s never too early to start thinking about school enrollment for Fall 2017! Washington is home to some incredible charter public schools, and next week families in Tacoma will have an opportunity to learn more about the leading schools in their area. For students and parents looking for exceptional options in personalized learning and academic enrichment, this is a perfect place to start.

On Saturday, March 11, WA Charters will host an evening tour of SOAR Academy, Summit Olympus, and Destiny Middle School so that parents and kids interested in learning about great public school options can explore each school building, meet with school teachers and leaders, and hear from current charter families and students about their experience.

The tour promises a close-up look at the amazing programs and opportunities provided by schools that are paving the way for student achievement. These schools are tuition-free and academically rigorous, prioritizing the personal educational needs of all students so that they can reach their full potential. It’s going to be a great evening, and we hope to see you there.

Schedule:
10:30a – 11:30a Tour SOAR Academy, 2136 M.L.K. Jr Way, Tacoma, WA 98405

11:45a – 12:45p Tour Summit Olympus, 409 Puyallup Ave, Tacoma 98421

1:00p – 2:00p Tour Destiny Middle School, 1301 E. 34th Street, Tacoma WA 98404

To RSVP or for more information, please email Brooke Brod at bbrod@stand.org.
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Join Impact Public Schools for their first community meeting at the SeaTac Community Center. It's a great chance to ask questions, share community needs, and learn more about an awesome new model! ... See MoreSee Less

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