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First Place Scholars Charter School

First Place Scholars is Washington’s first charter school, focused on educating and supporting K-5 students who are living in poverty and with multiple traumas, helping them rise above their personal circumstances, accelerate academically, display strength of character, and prepare for college and career readiness. Children targeted to attend First Place Scholars are in a socio-economic class that is directly correlated with future high school dropout rates.

Our three goals are to:

  1. Accelerate each student’s academic performance as demonstrated by monitoring academic growth on a weekly basis
  2. Increase students’ skills, ability, and self-efficacy to address their social and emotional challenges
  3. Demonstrate that students who attend FPSCS for two or more years leave fifth grade proficient in all subjects

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