Start a New Charter School

The State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) petition portal will open on October 19, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. For FY20 petitioners opting to resume the FY20 petition cycle, final petitions are due by 4:00 p.m. November 20, 2020.

FY21 start-up petitions are due by 4:00 p.m. on April 9, 2021.

FY20 petitioners must choose to participate in the resumed FY20 cycle OR submit an FY21 start-up petition. FY20 petitioners may not submit applications in both petition cycles.

All petitions must be submitted electronically through the following link: https://scsc-petitions.smapply.io/

  • Capacity interviews for resumed FY20 petitions are scheduled to occur the week of February 15-19, 2021.
  • Capacity interviews for FY21 start-up petitions are scheduled to occur the week of June 14-18, 2021.