Petition Review Timeline
On August 26, 2020, the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) voted to:
- Resume the FY20 replication/expansion petition cycle;
- Resume the FY20 start-up petition cycle; and,
- Initiate the FY21 start-up petition cycle.
FY20 Replication and Expansion Petition Cycle (resumed):
Effective immediately, the SCSC will begin accepting FY20 replication and expansion applications. Replication and expansion petitions seeking a 2021-2022 opening are due September 4, 2020. Applications received after September 4, 2020 will only be considered for a Fall 2022 opening. SCSC staff shall accept replication and expansion petitions seeking a 2022-2023 opening on a rolling basis through August 1, 2021.
FY20 Petition Cycle (resumed):
FY20 start-up petitioners can choose to either:
Resume the FY20 start-up petition cycle. The application portal will re-open for petition updates on October 19, 2020. Updated petitions are due November 20, 2020. Any petition approved as a result of the resumed FY20 petition cycle will require a deferred opening to the 2022-2023 school year.
Join the FY21 start-up petition cycle, detailed below.
FY21 Start-Up Petition Cycle:
The FY21 start-up petition cycle will begin October 19, 2020, with the opening of the application portal. FY21 start-up petitions are due April 9, 2021.