Technology Association of Oregon Webinar with School Leadership and Design Fellow Jonathan Johnson

Check out WA Charters School Leadership and Design Fellow, Jonathan Johnson, talk with Cara Snow, Chief Community Engagement Officer at Technology Association of Oregon, about the opportunity and need to build a career connected high school in southwest Washington.


Charter Sector Community Update: Learning together

When school doors closed as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, Washington state charter public schools rose to the challenge, providing students with high-quality, virtual learning. Now, WA Charters is working with members, supporters, and partners to ensure the sector is prepared for what comes next. Here are just a few highlights from the past month. National and … Read More


Impact Public Schools Honored With National “Above And Beyond” Award For Service To Students And Community During Pandemic

For Immediate Release: May 13, 2020 Contact: Nathan Wilson Phone: 316-250-2751 Email: National Charter Schools Week celebrates charter school achievements May 10 – May 16, 2020 TUKWILA, WA – In celebration of National Charter Schools Week (NCSW), today, Impact Public Schools  joins a select group of 10 schools being recognized by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools as Above and Beyond Award honorees. The … Read More

Cascade Midway Academy Parent Statement: Leila, Jama’s mother

Jama is such a great helper for me. He’s so good at math he helps me manage our family budget and calculates every dollar we spend. He has so much to bring to the world. That’s why I’m really happy that we were able to enroll him at Cascade Midway Academy, which is a public … Read More

Meet Jama: New Cascade | Midway Academy Student Entering 9th Grade

I’m 13 and love soccer. I’m the middle-sibling of three, and our mom works so hard to make sure all of us are doing our very best. When she’s not working, she’s making sure we’re all doing our homework or teaching me how to cook family recipes. For a while, I thought maybe I wanted … Read More


Seahawks Quandre Diggs and Michael Dickson zoom into virtual classes at Summit Sierra

April 11, 2020The Seattle Times | By Bob CondottaSurprise! Seahawks Quandre Diggs and Michael Dickson zoom into virtual classes at Seattle high school Like all of their counterparts throughout the state, the students at Summit Sierra High School in Seattle have had to adjust to attending classes online since the middle of March. This week, … Read More


Charter Sector Community Update: Crisis Meets Innovation

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to our schools and communities. WA Charters is working alongside our members, our supporters, and our partners to ensure equitable, high-quality education for all students in the face of the crisis. As we work to ensure strong supports for students and families through the end of the school … Read More


Meet Bridget Lester: First Grade Teacher at Catalyst Public Schools

My first glimpse of Catalyst Public Schools was at Monica’s Café in the heart of Silverdale. There, I met with school leaders Tatiana and Amanda to learn about their brand-new public charter school. I was exploring elementary school options for my son, Jacob. The connection was instant. Everything they described about the school resonated with … Read More


Statement on Governor’s Proclamation to close K-12 school buildings for the remainder of the school year

All charter public schools in Washington state are following the proclamation from the Governor to close all K-12 school buildings for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Charter public schools recognize closing school buildings for the rest of this school year is extremely challenging for students, staff, families and the community. Our charter public … Read More