Local charter school expands, offers new positions for teachers

SPOKANE, Wash. - It was only a couple years ago when charter schools in Washington state were in a legal battle to keep their doors open. Now, their future in Spokane seems brighter than ever. 

Pride Prep Schools (811 E. Sprague) is expanding and will offer 10th grade classes starting in the fall of 2018. Currently, they have sixth through ninth grade students but will move the 9th and 10th graders to another renovated building on their campus.

Principal Brenda McDonald says the project based learning philosophy at Pride Prep is what most parents and students find attractive. The smaller class sizes and intimate learning environment allows students to thrive. 

Eventually, the plan is to expand the campus each year until the students who are now ninth graders are able to complete their high school education at Pride Prep and finish their senior year at the charter school.

Pride Prep is hosting a career fair Thursday, February 8 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will look to hire more than ten staff including certified teachers as well as "success coaches" that don't necessarily need a teaching certificate. 

The school is also planning an open house for interested families and students February 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

For more information on both of those events and the school itself, click here.