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Meet Frida.

My name is Frida. I’m an eighth-grader and founding student at Rainier Prep, a charter public middle school in Highline. Before I found Rainier Prep, I was struggling. My mom was really determined to find a school that was a better fit for me—a school that really focused on the kids. I heard about Rainier … Read More

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Meet Mia-Aizada.

My name is Mia-Aizada. I’m a senior at Summit Sierra, a charter public high school in Seattle. Growing up school for me was always difficult. In elementary school, I had trouble focusing on my work and turning in assignments on time. For 6th grade my family chose to send me to a school that we … Read More

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Meet Abdul.

My name is Abdul, and I’m in 9th grade at Summit Atlas in West Seattle. I live close by, in High Point, and heard about a new charter public school option from around the neighborhood. At home, I’m the oldest of five. I live with my mom, dad, two little brothers, and two little sisters. … Read More

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Meet Esther.

My name is Esther. I’m in 10th grade and in my second year at Summit Atlas, a charter public school in West Seattle. I’ve lived in Renton with my mom since July 2017. My mom found out about Atlas before I even moved here; she was doing research on schools focused on college opportunities. My … Read More

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Meet Abdi.

My name is Abdi. I’m in 7th grade at Summit Atlas. I come from a big family – I have five older siblings and three younger siblings. Four of us attend Atlas. I have a sister in 6th grade here, and our twin brothers are in 10th grade. I have a lot of responsibilities at … Read More

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Meet Crystal.

My name is Crystal. I’m a founding student at Rainier Prep in Highline. I live in Burien with my parents, who immigrated from Vietnam before I was born. When I started 5th grade here, everyone, including our teachers, had to figure things out together! Rainier Prep is different from other schools I’ve known. Here, students, … Read More

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Victory for Students and Families: Charter Public Schools Ruled Constitutional

For Immediate Release | October 25, 2018 Contact: Maggie Meyers, 724-263-9826 or maggie@wacharters.org Washington Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Students and Families; Takes Step Forward in Closing the Opportunity Gap Seattle, WA — Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) CEO Patrick D’Amelio shared the following statement in response to the state Supreme Court’s ruling … Read More

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Vendor Partner Spotlight: Edgenuity

Edgenuity supports charter public schools across the country. As a 2018 WA Charters Conference sponsor, they are a key partner in bringing high-quality education programming and support to charter public schools in our state, as well. We recently sat down with Edgenuity for a quick Q+A about what makes their organization tick. Q: Tell us … Read More