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The State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) is Georgia's state-level, independent charter school authorizing board that seeks 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.
See how your state charter school is doing. The Comprehensive Performance Framework tool assesses schools’ academic, financial and organizational performance.
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At its August board meeting, the SCSC voted to resume the 2020 petition cycle for new start-up charter schools and establish the 2021 start-up petition cycle.
In the last year of a school's charter term, the school may apply for charter renewal. Renewal is based on the school’s performance and whether the school provides better educational opportunities than traditional district schools.
Existing local schools, private individuals, private organizations, and state and local public entities may organize a charter public school subject to a performance-based contract approved by both the state and local boards of education or by the state board of education alone.
For the second time in spring 2022, the U.S. Department of Education will award the Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award to a full- or part-time classified school employee who provides exemplary service to students in pre-kindergarten through high school.
The Governor of each state has been invited to nominate up to two classified school employees. Georgia is again running a state-level process, the Georgia RISE Award, to select its nominees.
The SCSC publishes a monthly newsletter to keep the state charter school community abreast of SCSC-related news. Sign up for newsletter updates below.