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.
2022 Renewal Process
State charter schools with charter terms expiring on June 30, 2022 must submit a renewal application to the SCSC during the 2021-2022 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. State charter schools up for renewal also participate in a capacity interview. The SCSC CPF document outlines how the SCSC uses school performance results to develop renewal recommendations. Please review the guidance below for additional information.
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 final 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.
|Application Opens||November 01, 2021|
|Application Deadline||January 03, 2022|
|Renewal Interviews||January 24-28, 2022|
|Recommendation Letters Mailed to Schools||February 09, 2022|
|Recommendations posted to SCSC website||February 16, 2022|
|Commission Votes on Recommendations||February 23, 2022|
*This timeline is subject to change.
SCSC 2022 Renewal Recommendations
The SCSC staff have released the 2022 renewal recommendations for the following state charter schools: Brookhaven Innovation Academy, Cirrus Academy Charter School, Georgia Connection Academy, Ivy Preparatory Academy at Kirkwood, Southwest Georgia STEM Charter School and Statesboro STEAM Academy.
Renewal recommendations will be voted on by the SCSC Board of Commissioners at the February Board Meeting on February 23, 2022.
The renewal recommendation for Atlanta Heights Charter School will be voted on by the SCSC Board of Commissioners at the March Board Meeting on March 30, 2022. The recommendation for this school will be posted one week prior to that meeting.