Welcome to the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia

The State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) is a state-level, independent charter school authorizing entity. The SCSC has the power to approve or deny petitions for state charter schools and renew, nonrenew, or terminate state charter school contracts in accordance with Georgia law.

SCSC Mission & Core Values:

The mission of the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia is to improve public education throughout the state by authorizing high quality charter schools that provide students with better educational opportunities than they would otherwise receive in traditional district schools. 

To achieve our mission and to carry out our statutory charges as an independent charter school authorizer, the SCSC conducts all business according to high standards of transparency, accessibility, objectivity, and innovation.

SCSC Duties:

While the SCSC's duties are set forth in law and extend beyond simply authorizing schools, the SCSC's principal obligations include:

  1. Reviewing charter school petitions for state charter schools and assisting in the establishment of charter schools throughout Georgia;
  2. Developing and promoting best practices for charter schools and charter school cosponsors in order to ensure that high-quality charter schools are developed and encouraged;
  3. Promoting high standards of accountability for state charter schools; and
  4. Monitoring and annually reviewing the academic and financial performance, including revenues and expenditures, of state charter schools and holding the schools accountable for their performance pursuant to the charter.