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Meet the Aspiring Leader: Karla Soto Mullins

By Karla Soto Mullins, WA Charters 2019 Aspiring Leader I know first-hand that our country’s educational systems are profoundly inequitable. My own education was defined by inequities until I had the opportunity to attend a charter high school. That experience was truly life-changing. Because of my own charter school experience, when I heard that there … Read More

Scholars Achieve Excellence at Impact Public Schools

Last month, Impact Public Schools, Washington state’s first “homegrown” charter public school network, released 2018-19 academic results for its flagship elementary school – Impact | Puget Sound Elementary, in Tukwila. Impact | PSE launched in August 2018, with 178 kindergarten and first grade scholars, and a strong waiting list. Academic and demographic data from the … Read More

Washington State Charter Schools Association Awarded Federal Charter School Grant

For Immediate Release: September 24, 2019 Contact: Maggie Meyers at or (724) 263-9826   Funds will support new, innovative school models, and replication and expansion of high-performing charters statewide Seattle, WA—The Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) was recently awarded a federal grant through the Charter School Program (CSP) Grants to State Entities grant, … Read More

Join us November 14!

Join WA Charters for our second annual Game Changers Breakfast, a fundraiser and celebration for Washington’s growing sector of innovative charter public schools. Designed to close systemic opportunity gaps, Washington’s charter public schools are founded on the belief that every student deserves the chance to go to a school that puts their needs first, regardless … Read More

Meet Dawit, Rainier Prep ’18 Alum

I graduated from Rainier Prep in 2018 after attending Rainier Prep for its first three years. I now attend Phillips Exeter in New Hampshire. Rainier Prep has a very friendly environment where student voices are heard. One way of this happening is through Student Parliament. Though Student Parliament, students are able to work with teachers … Read More

Meet Oscar.

I never planned on going to a charter public school. A friend who enrolled at Summit insisted that I try it out for the first week and see how it was, and I just fell in love with it. I always wanted to go to college, but before Summit, I didn’t know how I’d go about … Read More

Meet Chris.

Before I came to Summit Olympus, I didn’t really care about school. I was just doing the bare minimum to get by. My 8th grade year, I transferred from one district to another because I was getting into trouble. Then my mom’s friend told her about this charter high school high opening up in downtown … Read More

Meet George.

I’m a founding student and eighth grader at Rainier Prep. I live in Burien with my brother and our parents, who immigrated from Vietnam. My parents are constantly pushing me to be something better, to become the independent man they believe I can be one day. I learned about Rainier Prep when one of the … Read More