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
Join us November 13!
First Annual Game Changers Breakfast At WA Charters, we support the startup and operation of innovative, free, charter public schools designed to serve systemically underserved students and families. We believe that every child and family deserves excellent public school options, and we’re excited to share more about the positive impact that Washington’s growing charter public school … Read More
Hiring Season Is in Full Swing!
It’s Hiring Season! We’re on the hunt for innovative teachers and administrators who are committed to educational equity and excellence to teach and lead Washington’s charter public schools in Fall 2019. Recently, we co-hosted the state’s first ever district-charter-independent school hiring fair. Dr. Tammy Campbell, Superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools, was the keynote at … Read More
More than 600 Gather for Spokane International Academy’s International Night
Last Friday, more than 600 students, families, and Spokane community members hailed on Spokane International Academy (SIA) for a night of internationally-themed activities. SIA students from all grade levels took guests on a thoughtfully curated world tour through their school’s classrooms. In the Primary Academy, Kindergarten highlighted work focused on North American indigenous cultures, first … Read More
Getting Plugged into the WA Charters Network: A Recap from Educators’ Night
Last Wednesday, a robust crowd of more than 75 gathered for a fun and engaging evening at WA Charters’ Educators’ Night. We were so glad to see such an enthusiastic and supportive group of attendees and school representatives. Teachers and other professionals curious about plugging into the charter public school sector had the opportunity to … Read More
Spread the Word! Tacoma Charter Schools Tour, January 12
Find the right school for your child at our school tours event, January 12! Help your child reach their potential in one of Tacoma’s charter public schools. It’s never too early to start thinking about school enrollment for Fall, 2017. Washington is home to some incredible charter public schools, and this week families in … Read More
Calling All Educators! Join Us for Winter Educators’ Night, Feb 22
WA Charters will be hosting a night just for educators on February 22! Are you a teacher or a professional looking to find your place in the public education space? Join us at this event in South Seattle for the chance to network with other educators, take home strategies you can use in your classroom, … Read More
400+ Students and Parents Held Day of Action in Olympia, Calling on Legislators to “Keep Our Public Schools Open”
With court ruling threatening to put more than 1,100 out of their public schools, group asks state representatives to “fix this mess” Olympia— Yesterday, as the Washington State Supreme Court announced its refusal reconsider its unfair September ruling, more than 400 students, parents and educators from Washington’s public charter schools were heading home from a Day of Action in Olympia, where … Read More
Parents, Community Members and Policy Makers Celebrate Seattle’s First Public Charter High School
Before an energetic crowd on Wednesday, Summit Sierra ninth graders, parents and educators talked about the first month of school, the community they have built and their disappointment over the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that the state charter law is unconstitutional. Jen Wickens, Summit Washington Chief Regional Officer, said Summit Public Schools, which opened its … Read More
State Charter Commission to host public forums next week in West Seattle and Walla Walla
Come Learn About and Support Our Future Public Charter Schools Founders The Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) is thrilled to announce that two high-quality applicants have submitted applications to open new charter schools in our state: Summit Public Schools Washington (West Seattle) and Willow Public School (Walla Walla). As part of the official charter school application process, the Washington State … Read More