State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia

Georgia's state-level, independent charter school authorizer.

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The State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC) of Georgia approves and supports Georgia's state charter schools. The SCSC expects the highest quality from our schools, giving students better opportunities than in traditional district schools.


The 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.

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SCSC Announcements

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


SCSC Strategic Plan: Growing a Brighter Future

The inaugural strategic plan for the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia

Approved on June 29, 2022.

Download this pdf file. Strategic Plan

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.

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