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 have about the school closures. For more information on community resources, see our COVID-19 Resource Page.
Are charter schools currently open?
On March 13, Governor Jay Inslee ordered all K-12 public and private schools to close school buildings following concerns of the COVID-19 outbreak. Charter public schools like all public schools will be closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. All charter schools are currently supporting students with remote learning tools.
Are charter public schools still enrolling students for next year?
Yes, all Washington charter public schools are currently enrolling students for the 2020-2021 school year.
To learn about the schools and upcoming online info sessions, please visit the school’s website:
- Catalyst: Bremerton
- Cascade Midway Academy
- Impact Public Schools
- Lumen High School
- Rainier Prep
- Rainier Valley Leadership Academy
- Pride Prep
- Spokane International Academy
- Summit Sierra
- Summit Atlas
- Summit Olympus
- Whatcom Intergenerational High School
- Willow Public School
Do charter public schools provide online or distance learning?
Each school created their own approach to online and distance learning to ensure that student education is not disrupted during the school closure. All schools have systems in place for teachers to contact students and provide regular check-ins. Some schools provided students with packets to practice their skills, and others worked with families to set up online learning tools to help students continue to learn and grow.
Are charter public schools providing meals?
Yes. Each charter public school has communicated information to its families about daily meal pick-up opportunities. If you are interested in picking up meals at a local school, please contact the school directly. You can find contact information on the school’s website.
Are charter public schools providing childcare?
Charter public schools are following Governor Inslee’s mandate that schools that serve K-5 students work with families to ensure that the children of first responders, essential personnel, and at-risk students have child care options available to them.