State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia

Mission & Vision

State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia


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.


Innovative and superior charter schools advancing education in every community.

What we do

SCSC Announcements

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 board meeting.

SCSC Monthly Newsletter

Read the July 2022 Newsletter. Don't miss the next edition!

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 Commission Renews Six State Charter Schools

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