Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Capacity Interview

Back row, left to right: Brian Anderson (Secretary), Gary Johnson (Treasurer), Gary Martin (CEO)
Front row, left to right: Veronica Rivero, Brittany Weaver (Chair), Rosa De Los Santos, Erin Martin (Co-Chair), Cori Suman.

We did it! We completed our capacity interview! A big thanks to the members of our amazing board for driving all the way to Renton, WA in one day for this interview. The questions were tough, but nothing our team couldn't handle. We are so honored to be a part of such a great team and a great cause!

What is a capacity interview? The capacity interview is considered by the Washington State Charter School Commission to be a key component of the application evaluation process. 

We have already worked very hard to put our plan for a charter school on paper (a 500 page application). During the capacity interview, we had the opportunity, in person, to elaborate on our vision for the school; respond to questions and concerns from the evaluation team; and demonstrate that our team has the capacity and experience to successfully implement the program set forth on paper. Our responses and conduct in the interview will be considered by the evaluation team in preparing their recommendation to approve or deny our school.  The commission will then review the recommendation from the evaluation team on October 9th and vote to approve or deny our school.  


If we are approved by the commission on October 9, 2014, we will officially become a public charter school and will move forward with the start-up process of implementing the program and recruitung students for the 2015-16 school year.

Wish us luck!!!!