History of Green Dot Washington

Our History

The work of Green Dot Public Schools is driven by our unwavering belief in the potential of ALL students, eliminating barriers to learning and continuously striving for student success. We believe all stakeholders are critical to the education process to include families, community, staff and decision makers


Green Dot Public Schools Washington launched its first school in Washington in 2015, Destiny Middle School ('Destiny'), with 200 6th grade students. Today, Destiny Middle School is at full build-out and serves 6th-8th grade students in the greater Tacoma area. Serving a diverse array of students, Destiny has been dedicated to the community and will continue to diligently prepare students for high school and beyond.

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Excel Public Charter School ('Excel') also launched in August 2015 with a founding class of 6th grade students. Excel has been serving Kent area families and community through a rigorous, nationally recognized computational thinking curriculum. Located in the New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, Excel has been deeply engaged in the Kent community.


Rainier Valley Leadership Academy ('RVLA') launched in August 2017 and is Green Dot Washington's first school in Seattle. Serving the Rainier Valley, RVLA serves an incredibly culturally and ethnically diverse student and family base. Starting with a founding class of 6th grade students, at full build-out RVLA will serve 6th-8th grade students. Through a community advisory council, RVLA has intentionally integrated the community into its policy and decision-making process.


Green Dot Washington's first high school in Southeast Seattle will open in August 2018 with a founding class of 9th grade students. The high school location will be near Othello station and be built with a community school focused, where there will be support services, including a health clinic, on campus.

History of Washington Charter Schools

Dedicated to equity and a comprehensive education experience for all students, Green Dot Washington schools strive to lead all our students through rigorous, college preparatory curriculum. Our educators are dedicated to every child's success and are relentless in their pursuits to serve all students. With families and communities, Green Dot believes that we can collectively change trajectories for Washington state students.

The 74 is a non-profit, non-partisan news site covering education in America that has featured Green Dot Public Schools Washington in a short documentary below. This special report shares how charter school advocates, families, and community members fought back after the Washington state Supreme Court deemed charters unconstitutional in 2015.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As part of Green Dot Public Schools’ mission to prepare all students for success in college, leadership and life, we are dedicated to closing the opportunity gap for students.

As we’ve grown, we’ve learned that we need to be intentional in creating systems that value the unique contributions of our students, families, and staff to transform public education.

As a result, in the 2017-18 school year, Green Dot Public Schools Washington committed to explicitly embedding a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens in our organizational culture, our educational practices, and our talent practices.

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Green Dot Public Schools Washington

6020 Rainier Avenue S,
Seattle, WA. 98188

Phone: (206) 659-0956


Members of the public may direct requests for disclosure of public records to Green Dot’s Public Records Officer, who oversees Green Dot’s compliance within the public records disclosure requirements under RCW Chapter 42.56. Learn more about how to request Public Records here.