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Meet Esther.

My name is Esther. I’m in 10th grade and in my second year at Summit Atlas, a charter public school in West Seattle. I’ve lived…


Our Statement on Washington Supreme Court’s Final McCleary Order

On June 7, the state Supreme Court issued its final order on the McCleary case. In response, WA Charters issued the following statement: The state Supreme…


Meet Jalen.

  My name is Jalen Johnson, and I’m a junior at Summit Sierra. Let’s flash back to 8th grade. I was a quiet and anxious…


Summit Sierra’s school culture celebrates diversity

                By Matt Halvorson Summit Sierra High School in Seattle is doing its part to create a school…


SOAR Academy in Tacoma ‘blows the roof off the myths’ about charter schools

By Matt Halvorson; originally published on Rise Up for Students Walk through the front doors of SOAR Academy these days and you’ll find the building…


Our Statement on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ Visit to Washington State

This week’s anticipated appearance of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in Washington has engendered passionate conversation. In light of this, WA Charters would like…


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As you may be aware, the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program may be rescinded in the coming days.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


Impact Public Schools Receives $1 Million Grant from Charter School Growth Fund

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For Immediate Release: Students and Families WIN in Charter Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: Friday, February 17, 2017 Contact: Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 or Cynara Lilly at (206) 915-7821 WA Charters Statement on Ruling in El…


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FUN FACT: In 2018, SOAR Academy experienced gap-closing success for 100% of kindergarteners in Math and 87% in reading! ... See MoreSee Less

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FUN FACT: 100% of seniors at Summit Public Schools - Washington Sierra campus are taking at least 3 AP classes. Nationally, only 30% of high school seniors take an AP class! ... See MoreSee Less

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Washington State Charter Schools Association

There is nothing like curling up with a good book! Check out these Impact Public Schools kindergarteners flexing their reading muscles! 📚💪🏽📚💪🏾📚💪🏼 ... See MoreSee Less

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Washington State Charter Schools Association

Check out the Summit Olympus volleyball team vs. faculty! Some students were also celebrating senior night. They will be among the very first to graduate HS from a charter public school in Washington! ... See MoreSee Less

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Washington State Charter Schools Association

Many thanks to all those who attended our first ever Game Changers Breakfast this morning! We appreciate your unwavering support. Your commitment ensures that families have free, innovative, public school options, and will impact the 3,400 students currently attending charter public schools and many more students and families into the future. Hear more from students about their experiences at wacharters.org/blog/ ... See MoreSee Less

“I’ve had tremendous support in accomplishing my goals with help from my teachers, mentors and principal…At Summit Sierra, faculty believe in students even when students don’t believe in themselves.”

Spotlight Speaker Ashley Clark at the first annual Game Changers Breakfast. Ashley is a senior at Summit Public Schools - Washington Sierra campus. She will be one of the first charter public school graduates in Washington state.

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“All students deserve high-quality education that prepares them for college, career and life.”

Dr. Sullivan, founder of Ashé Preparatory Academy and Spotlight Speaker at the first annual Game Changers Breakfast.

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Washington State Charter Schools Association

Attendees of the first annual Game Changers Breakfast heard from Chief Executive Officer Patrick D’Amelio and Chief Program Officer Rekha Bhatt about major achievements at each Washington charter public school and plans for the future of the sector.

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Washington State Charter Schools Association

Welcomed by CEO Patrick D'Amelio, advocates, supporters, families, students and school staff celebrated the recent Washington State Supreme Court ruling in favor of charter public schools at the first annual Game Changers Breakfast!
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Washington State Charter Schools Association

Let the games begin! Chess season has kicked off at Spokane International Academy where a whopping 72 students--25% of the student body--participates! ♘♟️♔♛ ... See MoreSee Less

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