Information for Applicants

The information below will help you get started with information you need to begin the application process.

  • 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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  • Who cannot start a charter school in Georgia?

    The term "charter petitioner" does not include home study programs or schools, sectarian schools, religious schools, private for-profit schools, private educational institutions not established, operated, or governed by the State of Georgia, or existing private schools.

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  • How do I petition the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia to authorize a charter school?

    You may find the petition application, timeline, evaluation guide, and other helpful materials by navigating the links on the left side of this page.

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  • Does the SCSC provide assistance to petitioners?

    The SCSC hosts an annual Petitioner Boot Camp, petitioner webinars and Early Feedback Program. More information is available on the Petitioner Resources page.

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