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To consolidate information regarding the COVID-19 response and respond to questions/concerns from state charter schools, the SCSC will post information and resources for state charter schools to the SCSC website. Information will be updated every Wednesday. Please refer to the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) website at gadoe.org/coronavirus for additional guidance and resources to schools.
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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The 2020 SCSC petition cycle for new start-up charter schools launched in October 2019. Applicants petitioning during the 2020 cycle will be eligible to open, if approved, for the 2021 – 2022 school year.
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.
The SCSC publishes a monthly newsletter to keep the state charter school community abreast of SCSC-related news. Sign up for newsletter updates below.