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.

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.

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