First Place serves Seattle-area families with children under age 18 whose lives are unstable due to a wide variety of issues including domestic violence, mental illness of a parent, poverty, sexual abuse, substance abuse by a parent, foster care or recent incarceration of a parent.
For 25 years, First Place has been a tuition-free, state licensed elementary school. All lessons have adhered to Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements and common core standards. We are excited to become Washington State’s first Public Charter School in Fall 2014!
First Place Scholars Charter School educates and supports K-5 students, who are living in poverty and with multiple traumas, to rise above their personal circumstances, accelerate academically, commit to continuous learning, display strength of character, and prepare for college and career readiness. Students learn through a 21st Century curriculum aligned internationally benchmarked standards, instruction, materials, and assessments and in a culturally-relevant, technology-enhanced, data-rich, student-centered, and small-school environment.
For more information about opportunities to contribute to First Place Scholars Charter School and First Place Family Support Services, please visit our Giving page.