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..

April 21, 2021

Why Our Work Must Continue Beyond Chauvin’s “Guilty” Verdict

Yesterday’s guilty verdict of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd is a step towards accountability; however, Black Americans continue to be killed disproportionately by police...

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April 16, 2021

Our statement on the most recent acts of police violence

Our hearts are with the grieving families of Adam Toledo, Daunte Wright, and all victims of racist violence and their loved ones. Our systems of policing are making a continued...

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Charter schools are changing futures –now.


Ashley Clark,
Summit Sierra Class of 2019