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..

March 17, 2021

Our Statement on the March 16th Atlanta Shooting and Attacks on the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

We are heartbroken and sickened by the violence that occurred yesterday in Atlanta, GA, resulting in serious injury and tragic loss of life. We send out our deep condolences to...

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March 12, 2021

One Year of COVID-19: What the Pandemic Means for Scholars’ Mental Health

March 2021 marks a bleak milestone - one-year of COVID-19-caused closures of school buildings across the country. When Washington’s public charter schools started closing and shifting their programs online, they...

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Ashley Clark,
Summit Sierra Class of 2019