Meet the Aspiring Leader: Louis Guiden


Meet the Aspiring Leader: Louis Guiden

By Louis Guiden, WA Charters 2019 Aspiring Leader A Louisiana native, I’ve been in Seattle for 26 years. I came to the Northwest hoping to…


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 |…


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…


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…


Our Statement on Ashé Preparatory Academy

WA Charters CEO Patrick D’Amelio released the following statement, in response to the news of Ashé Preparatory Academy’s closure. “We were deeply troubled to learn…


Una escuela pública autónoma me salvó la vida y podría cambiar la suya

de Karla Soto-Mullins Nací en Culiacán, Sinaloa, México, la quinta de ocho hijos. Mi madre se quedó viuda a una edad muy temprana, y cuando…


A charter public school saved my life – and could change yours

By Karla Soto Mullins I was born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, the fifth of eight children. My mother became a widow at a very young…


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…


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…


Meet Shauna.

We need to shift away from the expectation of failure to seeing teen parents as the amazing hard-working, strong adults that they are capable of…


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