Charter Public Schools receiving special recognition during School Recognition Week

May 1, 2020 | Blog

Three Washington charter public schools – Rainier Prep, Summit Public School Atlas, and Summit Public School Sierra – are receiving special recognition during Washington School Recognition Week (April 27 – May 1).

The Washington State Board of Education, the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC), and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction worked together to identify 391 schools across Washington to receive this honor.

These schools were chosen for their dedication to their students, their work closing opportunity gaps, and their demonstration of achievement and growth.

“We are proud of Washington public charter schools’ commitment to equity and achievement,” said Patrick D’Amelio, Chief Executive Officer for the Washington State Charter School Association. “We’re also grateful that these school leaders are being acknowledged for their work supporting their students.”

  • Rainier Prep is receiving an award for showing high growth between the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school year for English learners.
  • Summit: Atlas is being honored for showing high growth for students who are English learners.
  • Summit: Sierra is receiving recognition for showing high growth for students who receive special education services.

Rainier Prep, Summit Atlas and Summit Sierra are all part of a more extensive network of charter public schools in Washington.

Washington charter public schools offer students innovative, personalized learning models. Currently, there are 14 schools in our system, and each one is designed to honor the unique needs, interests, and learning styles of students.

This flexibility allows the schools to adapt to any situation. In the case of the COVID-19 crisis and school building closures, charter public schools were able to transition to distance learning quickly, working hard to ensure education was not disrupted.

“Washington charter schools are uniquely able to adapt to changing situations to ensure our students receive the resources they need to continue growing,” shared Patrick D’Amelio. “We are grateful to have the support of Washington State as we continue working for our community.”