New Charter School Application Coordinator

Amanda Martinez

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



New Charter School Application for Schools Opening in the 2020-2021 School Year

The Commission released its New Charter School Application on September 4, 2018.  Any nonprofit organization may submit a proposal to the Commission for a new charter school in Washington state.  Successful applications are hundreds of pages long and often the product of years of research and development. It is the Commission’s vision to foster innovation and ensure excellence so that every student has access to and thrives in a high-quality public school.  Fortunately, the Commission’s transparent and rigorous application process is designed to ensure that Washington state’s charter schools have the highest likelihood of success.

While applying for a charter school is hard work, the Commission has developed clear guidelines and transparent processes to help your organization construct a successful charter school application. Guidelines and processes for the New Charter School Application have been posted to the Application Process webpage, and the application and materials have been posted to the Applications Materials webpage.

New Charter School Application Release Date

September 4, 2018

Applicant Questions and Comments Deadline

October 26, 2018 5:00 pm PDT

Commission’s Written Answers to Questions Issued

October 23, 2018

Notice of Intent to Apply (NOI)

November 30, 2018 5:00 pm PDT

Proposal Deadline

March 1, 2019 5:00 pm PDT

Commission Resolution Meeting

May 30, 2019