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Washington’s charter public schools

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 mission is to prepare all students to excel at four-year colleges and to become leaders in their communities through empowering lifelong learners, changemakers, advocates, and leaders. We seek to fulfill this mission through the following belief statements:

  • Empathy and Joy
  • High expectations and high support
  • Students seeing themselves as assets in the curriculum and community
  • Exposure to new ideas and perspectives
  • Equitable access to resources and opportunities
  • Authentic partnerships between staff, students, families, and our community
YEAR OPENED

2015

LOCATION

Highline, King County

GRADE LEVELS

Middle School

KEY SPECIALIZATIONS

Changemakers, Advocates, and Leaders, College Prep, Empowering lifelong leaders

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, Seattle

GRADE LEVELS

High School, Middle School

KEY SPECIALIZATIONS

Anti-racist, Collaborative Community, Leadership

Rooted School Vancouver

The mission of Rooted School is for students to graduate high school with a diploma in one hand, and a job offer in the other. Behind Rooted School’s the deep belief that our communities can do more to help young people on the lower rungs of the economic ladder rise up in their lifetimes. Rooted School will offer opportunities that do not exist anywhere else.

YEAR OPENED

2023

LOCATION

Clark County, Vancouver

GRADE LEVELS

High School

KEY SPECIALIZATIONS

Industry Based Credentials, Internship, Project Based Learning

Spokane International Academy

Spokane International Academy (SIA) is a K-12 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, Spokane County

GRADE LEVELS

Elementary School, High School, Middle School

KEY SPECIALIZATIONS

Authentic Learning, Global Competence, Spanish Language Instruction for K-12

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, West Seattle

GRADE LEVELS

High School, Middle School

KEY SPECIALIZATIONS

College Prep, Real World Experiences, Teachers as Mentors

Summit Public Schools: Olympus

Summit Olympus serves high schoolers from the diverse communities of Tacoma. Summit Olympus 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. Last year, 100% of Summit Olympus’s inaugural graduating class were accepted to four-year colleges.

YEAR OPENED

2015

LOCATION

Pierce County, Tacoma

GRADE LEVELS

High School

KEY SPECIALIZATIONS

College Prep, Real World Experiences, Teachers as Mentors

Summit Public Schools: Sierra

Summit Sierra serves high schoolers from the diverse communities of the International District in Seattle. Summit Sierra 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. Last year, 100% of Summit Sierra’s inaugural graduating class were accepted to four-year colleges.

YEAR OPENED

2015

LOCATION

King County, Seattle

GRADE LEVELS

High School

KEY SPECIALIZATIONS

College Prep, Real World Experiences, Teachers as Mentors

Whatcom Intergenerational High School

Whatcom Intergenerational High School envisions learning designed with students and supported by elders generating deep inquiry skills, thoughtful interactions, and critical consciousness, ensuring every young person can contribute to a more just and sustainable world

We serve a diverse student body ensuring that ALL Whatcom County high school students – regardless of their life circumstances – develop the skills and agency for success in college, career and life.

YEAR OPENED

2021

LOCATION

Bellingham, Whatcom County

GRADE LEVELS

High School

KEY SPECIALIZATIONS

Culturally Integrated Education Experience, Intergenerational Learning, Phenomenon-based Learning

Why Not You Academy

Why Not You Academy surrounds students with a web of supports, from caring teachers, success-focused peers, experienced school leaders, mentors from the professional community, and internships focused on real-world applications of their classroom learning. Why Not You Academy focuses on building achievement, community, and empowerment. Students learn to think critically, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively.

YEAR OPENED

2021

LOCATION

Des Moines, King County

GRADE LEVELS

High School

KEY SPECIALIZATIONS

Interdisciplinary Learning, Internship, Mentorship