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..

July 05, 2022

Our Statement in Response to U.S. Dept. of Education’s Preview of Finalized Charter Schools Program Rules 

A preview of the final rules for the administration of the Charter Schools Program and grant competition released by the U.S. Department of Education last Friday look to be less...

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June 27, 2022

Our Statement on the Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade 

While WA Charters exists to support and advocate for charter public schools, we recognize that we cannot effectively do our work if we are not responsive to the needs of...

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Ashley Clark,
Summit Sierra Class of 2019