Upcoming Commission-authorized Charter Schools

Green Dot Public Schools

Green Dot Public Schools was founded in 1999 in direct response to the poor state of public high schools in the Los Angeles area. Green Dot’s original schools were purposefully located in some of California’s most under-served neighborhoods. The Commission noted in recommendations that Green Dot has strong curriculum and instructional design, with an emphasis on college preparatory work.

Seattle 6-12 School

  • Located in Seattle
  • Will Grow to Serve Grades 6-12
  • Opening 2017

Summit Public Schools

Summit Public Schools currently serves approximately 1,600 students from diverse communities in six schools located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ninety-six percent of Summit students are accepted to at least one four-year college or university, with graduates on track to complete college at double the national average. The Commission has noted Summit’s educational model in its recommendations, including its rigorous courses, creative teaching models, high-levels of school involvement and participation and a defined path to success for students.


  • Located in West Seattle
  • Will Grow to Serve Grades 6-12
  • Opening 2017

Willow Public School

Designed to offer a more personalized experience for middle school students in Walla Walla, Willow Public School will use a project-based learning model to prepare students to be successful in honors and AP courses in high school, putting students on the path to success in college and career. With its approval, Willow Public School becomes the first charter school authorized by the Commission to open in Eastern Washington.

  • Located in Walla Walla
  • Will Grow to Serve Grades 6-8
  • Opening 2018