Renewal

In the last year of a school's charter term, the school may apply for charter renewal. The SCSC charter renewal process is data-driven, meaning staff and commissioners consider the performance track record of the school as measured by the SCSC Comprehensive Performance Framework (CPF) and whether the school is fulfilling the SCSC mission of providing students with a better educational opportunity than they would otherwise receive in traditional district schools.

2020 Renewal Process

State charter schools with charter terms expiring on June 30, 2020 must submit a renewal application to the SCSC during the 2019-2020 school year. The SCSC renewal application is a streamlined petition that allows the charter authorizer to evaluate a school’s track record of performance in meeting obligations under its charter contract. The primary component of a state charter school's renewal application is the school's performance track record in academics, finance, and operations as measured by the SCSC CPF.

The Download this pdf file.SCSC Charter Renewal Process Overview outlines:

  • SCSC performance expectations for state charter schools seeking charter renewal, the SCSC charter renewal process, and possible outcomes and actions of the charter renewal process;
  • How the SCSC utilizes a Comprehensive Performance Framework (CPF) to assess whether or not a state charter school established a track record of performance that warrants renewal and details the process by which a state charter school will report its CPF performance to request a renewed charter contract; and
  • State charter school expectations following the SCSC’s renewal decision.

Timeline*

The SCSC is committed to ensuring that its charter renewal process—including but not limited to the evaluation of state charter school performance—is completed in an equitable and timely manner. The SCSC seeks to make renewal/non-renewal decisions as early as possible during the fifth year of a school’s charter contract to allow students, parents, and school personnel as much time as possible to prepare for the following school year. However, the timing of the SCSC’s 2020 renewal/non-renewal decisions is contingent on the Georgia Department of Education’s release of 2018-2019 BTO data and the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement’s release of the 2018-2019 value-added impact report.

Task Timeline
Application Deadline January 6, 2020
Renewal Interviews January 27-31, 2020
Recommendation Letters Mailed to Schools February 12, 2020
Commission Votes on Recommendations February 26, 2020

*This timeline is subject to change.

Questions

All questions regarding the SCSC charter renewal process should be directed to Katie Manthey, SCSC Director of Research and Evaluation.