State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia

Georgia's state-level, independent charter school authorizer

State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia


The State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) 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.


Innovative and superior charter schools advancing education in every community.

What we do

SCSC Announcements


May Board Meeting

Atlanta /

May 31 2023, Board Meeting. 


Webinar - CPF Updates 2023

Virtual /

This webinar will review the proposed updates to the Comprehensive Performance Framework (CPF)

Georgia State Charter School Authorizer Receives Exemplary Rating

The State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) is an exemplary charter school authorizer, according to an evaluation report conducted by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA).

April 2023 Newsletter

The SCSC April 2023 Newsletter is now available!


SCSC Strategic Plan: Growing a Brighter Future

The State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia Board of Commissioners adopted the agency's inaugural strategic plan at the June 2022 board meeting.

Quality Authorizing Standards

The SCSC and GaDOE Charter Division worked together to create a set of principles designed to evaluate Georgia charter authorizing bodies on authorizing practices. Informed by both the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing and Georgia laws and rules, the final set of principles and standards were adopted by the State Board of Education at their December 9, 2021 meeting.

Download this pdf file. Georgia Principles and Standards for Charter School Authorizing

School Performance

See how your state charter school is doing. The Comprehensive Performance Framework tool assesses schools’ academic, financial and organizational performance.

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Who may start a charter school in Georgia?

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.

School Announcements

State Charter Schools Academically Outperform in the 2021-2022 School Year

Over three-quarters of state charter schools performed better than the schools that students would otherwise attend in the 2021-22 school year, according to new data released by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) last month.

High-Quality Georgia Charter Schools to Receive Support to Serve More Students

Nine public charter schools to receive aid to open or expand.

Initiative Provides Support for New Charter Schools in Georgia

The Georgia Strategic Charter School Growth Initiative launches to encourage charter school expansion and creation throughout the state.

State Charter Schools Commission Renews Six State Charter Schools

Renewals were granted for six state charter schools following a petition and interview process.