We are the Washington State Charter Schools Association

We are an ADVOCACY organization. We know that one size does not fit all learners, so we partner with schools, parents, and communities to promote policies that support all public school students.

We help GROW the number of high-quality public school options in our state by helping visionary leaders design, launch, and lead innovative and gap-closing schools.

We help SUSTAIN a high-quality charter public school sector by providing key technical assistance and resources to operating schools, including policy and advocacy leadership, governance support, professional learning communities, and more.

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June 17, 2020

We must lift the knee that has been on the neck of Black Americans for 400 years

BY DR. THELMA JACKSON, JUNE 14, 2020 05:45 AM Thelma Jackson. Handout photo for Sunday’s Black History Month story. As a 74-year-old Black woman living in this area for 50..

September 19, 2023

Charter Public Connections: Operations Community of Practice

In our state, charter public schools are located from the heart of Puget Sound to the Palouse. While limited in number, the charter public school sector in Washington is outsized...

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September 11, 2023

Welcoming All Public School Students Back to School

Charter public schools are tuition-free, open to all, non-sectarian and non-profit public schools subject to the same state and national certification standards as traditional public schools. Washington’s 18 charter public...

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