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Washington’s charter public schools

Catalyst Public Schools: Bremerton

The mission of Catalyst: Bremerton is to support our diverse scholars to live full lives and to succeed in college, career and life. Our scholars will find their purpose and passion so that they can cultivate the critical hope, optimism, and leadership essential to be catalysts in their community and world. Catalyst graduates build a strong understanding of themselves, envision the world in which they want to live, and develop the agency to access the future of their dreams. We leverage small-group, data-driven academic rotations to personalize learning for each scholar. Scholars also participate in Catalyst’s Change Maker Space to identify challenges in the community about which they hold fervent enthusiasm and work collaboratively to generate novel solutions to these challenges.

YEAR OPENED

Opening in Fall 2020

LOCATION

Kitsap County

GRADE LEVELS

Elementary School, Middle School

KEY SPECIALIZATIONS

Change Maker Space, Personalized, Small Group Instruction

Impact Public Schools | Puget Sound Elementary

The mission of Impact Public Schools (IPS) is to prepare a diverse student population to succeed in college and impact communities as the next generation of equity-driven, innovative leaders while making a broader impact on public education across Washington state. At Impact | Puget Sound Elementary (PSE), the founding IPS school, every child is known, loved and guided by an adult mentor. Students set a personalized learning plan, participate in decolonized project-based learning, and engage in arts enrichment in a safe, focused school environment that balances high expectations with joy. Families benefit from partnerships with before and after school care programs, free transportation to and from school, access to a community park, and connections to wrap-around supports.

YEAR OPENED

2018

LOCATION

King County

GRADE LEVELS

Elementary School

KEY SPECIALIZATIONS

Equity-driven Leadership, Mentorship, Personalized

Impact Public Schools | Salish Sea Elementary

The mission of Impact Public Schools (IPS) is to prepare a diverse student population to succeed in college and impact communities as the next generation of equity-driven, innovative leaders while making a broader impact on public education across Washington state.

At Impact | Salish Sea Elementary (SSE), every child will be known, loved and guided by an adult mentor. Students will set a personalized learning plan, participate in decolonized project-based learning, and engage in arts enrichment in a safe, focused school environment that balances high expectations with joy. Families will benefit from partnerships with before and after school care programs, free transportation to and from school, and connections to wrap-around supports.

YEAR OPENED

Opening in Fall 2020

LOCATION

King County

GRADE LEVELS

Elementary School

KEY SPECIALIZATIONS

Equity-driven Leadership, Mentorship, Personalized

Innovation Charter School

Innovation Charter School is a tuition-free public charter school for grades six, seven, and eight, where students are at the center of the learning experience. Its mission is to empower students to lead courageously, think boldly, and dream bigger. Innovation Charter School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme.

YEAR OPENED

2018

LOCATION

Walla Walla County

GRADE LEVELS

Middle School

KEY SPECIALIZATIONS

Project Based Learning, Small School Environment, Student-centered

Lumen High School

Lumen High School is a public charter school that is committed to empowering two generations by providing high academic standards, a specialized early learning center and wrap around supports to meet the layered needs of teen parents in Spokane County. LHS is rooted in belonging, social justice and the empowerment of our staff, students and their children so that a young person’s role as a parent will not be at odds with their role as a student. Students grow as parents by learning essential skills needed in order to raise healthy children and as scholars by deeply engaging in academic coursework. Each student follows a personalized pathway leading to graduation prepared for future goals and contribution to their communities.

YEAR OPENED

Opening in Fall 2020

LOCATION

Spokane County

GRADE LEVELS

High School

KEY SPECIALIZATIONS

Individualized Graduation Pathways, On-site Early Learning Center, Project Based Life Skills Coursework

PRIDE Schools | PRIDE Prep Middle School and Innovation High School

PRIDE Prep Middle School and Innovation High School challenge students to use knowledge and skills that prepare them for real life. Project-based courses ask students to get their feet wet, their hands dirty, and do something purposeful. PRIDE focuses on wide-ranging skills that are increasingly vital in society – mathematics, writing, computer programming, and more.

Innovation High School is an extension of Pride Prep Middle School. As college preparatory school, students are exposed to rigorous course content through motivating, authentic projects. Both the middle and high school programs offer International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum.

YEAR OPENED

2015

LOCATION

Spokane County

GRADE LEVELS

High School, Middle School

KEY SPECIALIZATIONS

College Prep, International Baccalaureate, Project Based Learning

Rainier Prep

Rainier Prep is a 5th through 8th grade middle school in the Highline area focused on college prep for all students. Approved as one of the state’s first charter schools, Rainier Prep was modeled on some of the highest performing charter schools around the country. Rainier Prep’s outstanding faculty and staff are transforming the expected educational outcomes, and partnering with families and students to achieve Rainier Prep’s mission—to prepare all students to excel at four-year colleges and to become leaders in their communities.

YEAR OPENED

2015

LOCATION

King County

GRADE LEVELS

Middle School

KEY SPECIALIZATIONS

College Prep, Leadership

Rainier Valley Leadership Academy

Offering middle and high school in southeast Seattle’s Rainier Valley community, Rainier Valley Leadership Academy’s mission is to put every child on the path to success in college, leadership, and life. Respecting and celebrating the wealth and vitality of the ethnic and cultural traditions that thrive in the Rainier Valley, RVLA offers integrated college-preparation and hands-on instruction to expose all students to a variety of experiences.

YEAR OPENED

2017

LOCATION

King County

GRADE LEVELS

High School, Middle School

KEY SPECIALIZATIONS

College-going Culture, Leadership, Personalized

Spokane International Academy

Spokane International Academy (SIA) is a K-8 school that empowers its students with the academic skills, habits of mind and global competence necessary to complete advanced courses in high school and a college degree in order to become leaders who can powerfully transform our communities.

YEAR OPENED

2015

LOCATION

Spokane County

GRADE LEVELS

Elementary School, Middle School

KEY SPECIALIZATIONS

Authentic Learning, Global Competence, Spanish Language Instruction for K-8

Summit Public Schools: Atlas

Summit Atlas serves middle and high schoolers from the diverse communities of West Seattle and White Center. Summit Atlas believes that every student is capable of college and career success and strives to reach every student and ensure they leave high school with the skills, knowledge, and habits they need to succeed. Summit is dedicated to ensuring every student can lead a fulfilled life, one with purposeful work; financial security; fulfilling personal relationships; engagement in the community; and the physical health needed to engage in daily life. 100% of Summit students graduate college-ready.

YEAR OPENED

2017

LOCATION

King County

GRADE LEVELS

High School

KEY SPECIALIZATIONS

College Prep, Mentorship, Self-directed Learning, Small School Environment