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.

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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..

January 06, 2022

Student Q&A with Kh'Merrion (KK), RVLA

KK is in the 10th grade at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy. We recently sat down with KK to learn more about her educational journey and experience at RVLA. Kh'Merrion (KK),...

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October 22, 2021

WA Charters: Our Values in Action - Aspiring Antiracism

The Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) has four core values: Aspiring Antiracism, Cultural Humility, Educational Justice and Collaborative Partnerships.   In this series, we will explore how these values show up in...

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Charter schools are changing futures –now.


Ashley Clark,
Summit Sierra Class of 2019