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The State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC) approves and supports Georgia's charter schools. We expect the highest quality from our schools, giving students better opportunities than 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 2019 SCSC petition cycle for new start-up charter schools launched in November 2018. Applicants petitioning during the 2019 cycle will be eligible to open, if approved, for the 2020 – 2021 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.