The Washington State Charter School Commission has initiated quarterly Charter Starter trainings for individual(s) and teams that are considering opening a charter school. Attendance at one of these quarterly trainings IS REQUIRED to submit a Prospectus. However, interested individuals and groups are welcome to attend these trainings even if there is no intention to submit a Prospectus. The five to seven hour trainings focus on the charter bargain, requirements and accountability (i.e. Academic, Operational and Financial) for operating a charter public school in Washington, and the annual New Charter School Application solicitation process.