State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia

COVID-19: Information & Guidance for State Charter Schools

For information regarding the COVID-19 response, and additional guidance and resources for schools, please refer to the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) website at for additional guidance and resources to schools.

SCSC Mission

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. 

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

2021-2022 RISE Award Application Open

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.

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