PCM is a public charter school (tuition-free, not for profit, open enrollment) accessible to all age-appropriate Washington resident students. PCM is open to any student regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religious affiliation, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social or economic status, and/or special needs. ALL enrolled students regardless of background are afforded the same rights, privileges, programs, and activities available to all students. PCM provides support services, common to any public schools, in order to meet the needs of ALL students. These services include special education, 504 plans, English Language Learner programs, and highly capable programming.
Pursuant to Washington State law, PCM may not limit admission on any basis other than age, grade level, or enrollment capacity in a grade level and must enroll all students who apply within these parameters. PCM also upholds the state wide sibling preference.
If capacity within a grade level is insufficient to enroll all students who apply, enrollment will be determined by an open public lottery. Following the lottery, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants will be placed into open seats, or on the waiting list if not seats are onpe, on a first applied basis.
PCM requested weighted lottery preferences to improve access for economically disadvantaged students and to ease the burden and logistics for full-time staff with qualified kids. This request was made to the Washington State Charter School Commission and was granted.
Who Do We Serve? | Timeline & Procedures
PCM will serve kindergarten through grade 5 students in the Gladish Community and Cultural Center beginning August 18, 2021. Our program will expand a grade level each year following. At capacity, PCM will serve students in kindergarten through grade 9. PCM has established a robust transition support plan that will begin at the end of grade 8 to ensure a smooth and successful transition to the students high school of choice at the end of grade 9.
Open enrollment at PCM began August 18, 2020 (5:00 PM) and closed on February 15, 2021 (5:00 pm) for the 2021-2022 school year. We are now in rolling enrollment. Apply to be added to open seats if available or be placed on the waitlist. While our application platform is easy to use we would be happy to support you by completing the application for you over the phone. For support please call (509) 336-5909 or email Desiree Porter at DesireeP@myPCM.org.
PCM shall not discriminate in any programs or activities or against any student, employee, or any other person on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, belief system/religion, color, marital-partnership status, status as a victim of domestic violence, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups that equally do not discriminate. Furthermore, PCM shall not discriminate on any other ground that would be unlawful if done by any other public school. PCM shall take all steps necessary to ensure that discrimination does not occur, as required by state and federal civil rights, and anti-discrimination laws.
For any questions, concerns, or to report violations, please contact Laylah Sullivan at LSullivan@myPCM.org