Volunteer and Help WA’s Charters Prepare for the New School Year


Volunteer and Help WA’s Charters Prepare for the New School Year

Summer is here, and preparations for next school year are already in full swing! Over the next month, WA Charters will be hosting weeks of…


Willow Public School Announces Building

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 22, 2017 CONTACT: Maggie Meyers at 724-263-9826 or maggie@wacharters.org   Walla Walla’s First Charter Public School Finds a Home at…


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As you may be aware, the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program may be rescinded in the coming days.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


WA Charters Releases Statement on OSPI Plan

Praise for call to rethink system; opportunity for collaboration Seattle, WA — The Washington State Charter Schools Association’s (WA Charters) CEO Patrick D’Amelio released the…


WA Charters’ Statement on White House Proposed FY2018 Budget

Seattle, WA — This morning, the White House released its proposed FY2018 budget. The Washington State Charter Schools Association released the following statement in response…


What Parents Are Saying About WA Charters’ Third Annual Conference – The Urgency of Now: Fusing Equity and Innovation

Last week, parents, educators and partners gathered to connect with peers and industry leaders from across the state and country at WA Charters’ third annual…


McCleary Update: Background, Policy Priorities, and What’s Next

By Mitch Price The state legislature recently completed its regularly scheduled 105-day legislative session without adopting a budget nor the education policy changes mandated by…


As Lobbyists Try to Rush El Centro vs. Washington Appeal, a Parent and Student Speak Up

Shirline Wilson and her son, Miles, File a Declaration in El Centro Case Reminding Court What’s Really Best for Kids Shirline Wilson is a mom…


WA Charters Launches New Campaign as Schools Prepare to Expand in the 2017-18 School Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Contact: Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 Fall Enrollment Open for Washington Charter Public Schools SEATTLE, Wash. – On January…


WA Charters Announces Top Priorities for 2017 Legislative Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Contact: Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 “We Stand With All Public School Students” Charter Public School Advocates Call for…


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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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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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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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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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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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