Mission and Vision

Vision

Empowered communities with high-quality public schools for all students


Mission

We advocate for and support high-quality charter public schools that meet the needs of systemically underserved students.


Values

Community, Diversity, Excellence, Innovation, Partnership


Theory of Action

In Washington, opportunity and results gaps disproportionately impact students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, students with disabilities, English language learners, and other systemically underserved students and communities. Although we know the roots of these gaps extend beyond the walls of schools, we believe that great public schools are fundamental to changing the lives of young people and empowering communities.

WA Charters believes
All students deserve high-quality public school options that meet their needs and prepare them to achieve success in college, career, and life.

Therefore
To transform the life outcomes of students with the greatest needs, WA Charters must address opportunity and achievement gaps by advocating for and supporting a robust sector of high-quality charter public schools through strategic communications, a legal and political ground game, parent organizing, school incubation, and member services.

Which will show
What is possible for students when schools use resources creatively and are built to be responsive to students’ needs in a legal and political environment where all public schools can thrive.

Which will impact
The broader public education system for Washington students and communities. Through example and partnership, charter public schools will improve student outcomes across Washington.

Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr, one of our country’s greatest advocates for education and civil rights.

We are proud to see his legacy alive in charter public school students and classrooms across the state.

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." - Martin Luther King Jr.
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Congrats to Impact Public Schools on a great event with founding families and students! ... See MoreSee Less

Only one day left until 2018! This is your last chance to give your year-end, tax-deductible gift to the Washington State Charter Schools Association and give a life-changing gift of education. wacharters.org/give/ ... See MoreSee Less

SHARE: Read our new blog post to learn how from starting the school to welcoming students every morning, Rainier Prep Public Charter School is building a school culture focused on community and student engagement. wacharters.org/every-day-rainier-prep-ritual-community-engagement/ ... See MoreSee Less

We are currently accepting applications for our School Leadership and Design Fellowship that supports diverse leaders realize their goal of opening a charter public school in Washington state.

Learn more on this webinar about how we can help you open a high-quality public school in Washington goo.gl/zUkard
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Meet Kai. He’s getting a great education at a charter public school.

"I'm in 2nd grade at Spokane International Academy. I love my school because of my science club and all the fun things we learn and do there. At SIA we have Spanish starting in kindergarten. My teachers are very nice and help me learn."

With your support, we can help more schools like Kai's open, and more students like Kai get a world-class education. A gift of any size is meaningful and will make a difference for children in Washington state. wacharters.org/give/
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For thousands of children in Washington State, a high-quality education is out of reach. Washington is home to startling - and increasing - educational inequities for children from low-income communities, children with special needs, and children of color.

We can change this by providing our children with high-quality charter public school options that show what's possible when innovation meets accountability.

Challenge inequity and support innovation by giving to WA Charters this #GivingTuesday. wacharters.org/give/
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