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..

September 02, 2021

Meet Whatcom Intergenerational High School: Bellingham's New Public Charter School

“With the opening of Whatcom Intergenerational High School, and the return to in-person learning, our community now has a new option that broadens opportunities to choose the kind of public education...

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September 01, 2021

Students at Charter Public Schools Get a Warm Welcome Back in Buildings

State's Free, Public Options Continue to Adapt and Respond to Pandemic Challenges  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2021Contact: Maggie Meyers at maggie@wacharters.org or 206-702-5790 SEATTLE, WA — Back-to-school season is in full swing for the state’s...

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Ashley Clark,
Summit Sierra Class of 2019