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Charter Public Schools receiving special recognition during School Recognition Week

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 … Read More

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How Rainier Valley Leadership Academy embodies the collaborative community building model during COVID-19

Today, we all find ourselves in a challenging world. Stay-at-home orders and school building closures mean that all learning has moved online and the personal connections in school settings are now digital. Schools, students, families and the community have all had to make significant adjustments to daily life. Rainier Valley Leadership Academy, (RVLA) a public, … Read More

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COVID-19 Charter Sector News Round-Up

Summit Sierra students got a surprise ‘zoom-in’ from two Seahawks during virtual school. Impact Public Schools has launched weekly Impact At Home lesson plans and teachers are providing read-alouds. Willow Public Schools in Walla Walla has been busy creating meal boxes for students and families while teachers have been sending messages of support to their … Read More

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Surprise! 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, though, when they logged onto their computers for classes, they were joined by a couple of surprise guests – Seahawks Quandre Diggs and … Read More

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Call for CSP Subgrant Reviewers

WA Charters seeks peer reviewers for CSP subgrant competition – summer 2020 WA Charters is seeking peer reviewers with experience in the charter public school sector to serve on an Application Review Team for the Charter School Program subgrant process. The Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) holds the federal Charter Schools Program (CSP) … Read More

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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 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 … Read More

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Statement on Governor’s Proclamation to close K-12 schools

All charter public schools in Washington state are following the proclamation from the Governor to close all K-12 schools no later than March 17 until April 24. Each school has been actively communicating transition details to their students, families, and faculty. Charter public schools recognize closing school is extremely difficult for students, staff, families and … Read More