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..

November 20, 2020

Meet Jimena and Kamaria: Summit Sierra's Game-Changing Alumnae

Jimena Talamantes ‘20 and Kamaria Lyles ‘19 were first attracted to Summit Sierra, a Washington charter public high school, because of its strong commitment to preparing scholars for college and...

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November 19, 2020

Aileen's story: a journey to confidence and self-advocacy at Rainier Prep

Aileen, an 8th grader at Rainier Prep, a charter public middle school Talking over a Zoom call, the new normal for students in the age of COVID-19, Aileen shared her...

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Charter schools are changing futures –now.


Ashley Clark,
Summit Sierra Class of 2019