Application Information & Updates

New Charter School Application Coordinator

Amanda Martinez

WA State Charter School Commission
PO Box 40996
Olympia, WA 98504-0996



The Commission released the New Charter School Application and is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.

New Charter School Application

To review the New Charter School Application for the 2020-2021 school year, click here.

Updates for the New Charter School Application

For an overview of changes from the 2018 RFP to the New Charter School Application, click here.


The Timeline for the New Charter School Application can be located here.  Please note that dates in the Timeline might need to be changed.

Online Submission Portal

Applications must submitted through Epicenter, our online submission portal. Applicants will receive a link to register after they have submitted a Notice of Intent (NOI) to Apply.


Epicenter Training Webinar

December 4, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Applicants who submit an NOI will receive an invitation to the online training webinar


Applicant Questions and Complaints

The Commission’s written answers to applicant questions regarding the New Charter School Application are available here.

Responses to general questions and complaints submitted will be posted on our FAQ page.

Notices of Intent to Apply (NOI) Received

The Commission has received 12 Notices of Intent to Apply (NOI) by the November 30, 2018 deadline.

Academy of Empowerment

CAM Charter Schools

Camino: The Learning Journey

Cascade Public Schools

Catalyst Public Schools

Fursan School

Green Dot Destiny

Impact Public Schools | Salish Sea Elementary

The Whole Elephant Chinese Charter School

Tri Cities Learning Academy

Whatcom Intergenerational High School

Youth Empowerment School & Leadership Development