WASHINGTON STATE CHARTER SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION
(WA CHARTERS)

MISSION

They advocate for and support high-quality charter public schools that meet the needs of Washington's under-served students.

VISION

To empower communities across the state with high-quality public schools for all students.

CORE VALUES

Community, Diversity, Excellence, Innovation, Partnership

WHO THEY ARE

They are a nonprofit organization that champions for better schools for the state's residents. They fight to protect existing public charters schools and advocate and support new public charter schools.

WA Charters is not the regulator and oversight agency for Washington State charter schools. The Washington State Charter School Commission fills that role. To learn more about how Washington charter schools are approved and overseen, please visit the Washington State Charter School Commission's website.

Washington State Charter School Associat
THEIR INVOLVEMENT 
Pullman Charter School Initiative Logo

WA Charters is actively involved with helping us, Pullman Charter School Initiative (PSCI), establish Pullman Community Montessori (PCM) as a charter school.

They are funding the process for community outreach, research and applying for the charter. They are mentoring us to ensure we are designing the best school for our community. 

WA Charters has accepted our own Laylah Sullivan into their 2019-2020 School Leadership and Design Fellowship (SLDF) program to aid in our mission to open a public Montessori school that is tuition free and open to all.

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP AND DESIGN FELLOWSHIP (SLDF)

The School Leadership and Design Fellowship is a selective program created by WA Charters, that facilitates the design, authorization and opening of top-notch public charter schools that meet the needs of under-served students.

The program is founded on the six design principles for public charter schools. 

All Washington state public charter schools will:
  1. Contribute to the healthy growth of the public education sector

  2. Build on a firm foundation of exceptional teaching and strong leadership

  3. Prioritize and focus on students first, through personalization and restorative practices that meet the social-emotional and academic needs of the student as a whole

  4. Engage with their communities and its families to co-create solutions to ensure educational needs are being met

  5. Dedicate themselves to preparing ALL of their students for success in their post-secondary options, ie. college

  6. Be rooted in a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion on all levels of interaction (students, staff, families, aquaintances, teachers, board members, etc.

Laylah Sullivan is Pullman Community Montessori's Fellow - Meet your Fellow

For more information about WA Charters, please visit the Washington State Charter Schools Association website or view their WA Charter Schools Fact Sheet.

The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence." 

Dr. Maria Montessori

Gladish Community & Cultural Center

Suite 215

509-336-5909

lsullivan@mypcm.org

Public

Free

K-9

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