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..

December 02, 2022

Fundraising Learning Series: Q&A with James Heugas, Washington State Charter School Development

Facility Financing 101 Facility Financing Charter school operators require access to different forms of project funding over the course of facilities development. Beyond typical fundraising, which generally acts as a...

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November 09, 2022

Our Statement on Ingraham High School shooting

Our hearts are with the family of the student killed yesterday at Ingraham High School in Seattle, and the entire Ingraham and Seattle Public Schools community, following yesterday’s school shooting. ...

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Ashley Clark,
Summit Sierra Class of 2019