Petition Priorities

FY24 Petition Priorities

“Priority Area” is a location more than five miles from any operational charter school, calculated as the most direct route measured in a straight line. If approved, a petition that plans to locate a charter school in a Priority Area must locate and serve students within a Priority Area during its first operational school year. 

The SCSC is focused on strategic growth in areas of the state without school choice. Petitions for schools located outside Priority Areas may be denied solely due to location to ensure the SCSC can devote sufficient resources to schools in Priority Areas.

For an interactive map of operational charter schools in Georgia, please access

Instructions on how to use the map are  Download this pdf file. HERE