Programs

We support the startup and development of charter public schools through an array of programs. Learn more about what we’re doing to design high-quality schools, grow the movement and support educators throughout the state.

 

Membership

WA Charters is a membership organization, which means we offer a variety of services and supports to our members, including access to trainings, professional development opportunities, discounted vendor services, and discounts on support for school development.


School Incubation

As a charter public school incubator, WA Charters helps leaders and design teams develop high-quality school models in order to dramatically impact the lives of Washington students. We partner with universities, school districts, charter management organizations, nonprofit organizations, and education experts to put new schools in a position to succeed.


Community Engagement

WA Charters parent, family and community engagement efforts are focused on ensuring that charter public schools reflect the context, experiences and needs of the unique communities in which they are located. Our growing parent programming gives parents opportunities to exercise their voice, advocate at the school and state level, and become leaders in the movement to improve public education in Washington state.


True Measure Collaborative

The True Measure Collaborative serves as a full partner to member charter schools, offering robust, centralized expertise and supports that promote compliant, effective, and innovative practices for meeting the needs of students faced with barriers to academic achievement, including those with disabilities.

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Washington State Charter Schools Association

Student ambassadors at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy show off their new school to guests after the ribbon cutting 🎀 ✂️. ... See MoreSee Less

6 hours ago

Washington State Charter Schools Association

"The opportunity to serve our community is a gift and privilege."

Principal Chen, a student ambassador and a founding parent welcome guests to the ribbon cutting 🎀 ✂️and share what sets Rainier Valley Leadership Academy apart.

"RVLA will give them a chance they may not have gotten otherwise."
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6 hours ago

Washington State Charter Schools Association

Rainier Valley Leadership Academy hosted the official ribbon cutting 🎀 ✂️ to celebrate the opening of its new school building with students, staff, families and supporters! ... See MoreSee Less

To stay on top of their game, the Seattle Sounders show up at practice EVERY DAY ready to work. School is the same. If a student misses even a couple of days each month, they could miss out on critical learning, making it hard for them to catch up. #SchoolEveryDay #AttendTodayAchieveTomorrow ... See MoreSee Less

Hear what kids and families have to say about their #Washington public charter school experience. ... See MoreSee Less

Chronic absence is easily hidden by school attendance statistics. Even in a school with 95% daily attendance, 30% of the student population could be chronically absent. 😲 Do your part to make sure students #SchoolEveryDay! #AttendTodayAchieveTomorrow ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Washington State Charter Schools Association

Check out founding students at Impact Public Schools, hard at work on their laptops during week three! #backtoschool #charterschools #waedu ... See MoreSee Less

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