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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There are a growing number of high-quality charter public school options in communities across Washington.

March 24, 2020

FAQ: Washington Charter Public Schools, COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

We recognize school closures related to COVID-19 are extremely difficult for students, staff, families and the community and that you’ll have questions. Below are answers to some questions you may..

February 24, 2021

Game Changers Suzet and Tiara: Demonstrating School Values in Every Lesson

Spokane International Academy (SIA), a charter public school in Spokane, promotes a global, values-centered education in its elementary and middle school programs. Suzet Teodoro and Tiara Pschaida, are delivering this...

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February 23, 2021

Spokane International Academy Approved to Expand from K-8 to K-12

For Immediate Release: February 23, 2021Contact: Maggie Meyers at maggie@wacharters.org or (724) 263-9826 Spokane, WA – Yesterday, The Washington State Charter School Commission announced that it approved a grade-level expansion for Spokane International Academy (SIA), to grow...

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Ashley Clark,
Summit Sierra Class of 2019