Eligibility to Submit a Replication Petition

Existing state charter schools* and existing local charter schools** are eligible*** to submit a charter replication petition. A charter replication means the creation of a second (or subsequent) charter school that utilizes the instructional program and/or academic model of an existing charter school but operates under a separate and independent charter contract.

*Existing state charter school

An existing state charter school is a public school that meets the definition of “charter school” in O.C.G.A. § 20-2-2061(3) and the definition of “state charter school” in O.C.G.A. § 20-2-2081(5).

**Existing local charter school

An existing local charter school is a public school that meets the definition of “charter school” in O.C.G.A. § 20-2-2062(3) and the definition of “local charter school” in O.C.G.A. § 20-2-2062(7).

***Eligible

Eligible/Eligibility means an opportunity to submit a replication petition to the State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC) upon meeting the criteria in the SCSC Replication Policy. Eligibility does not guarantee approval by the SCSC Board of Commissioners.

FY24 Replication Petition Timeline

Task

Deadline

Letter of Intent Deadline

December 11, 2023* 

Petition Portal Opens

January 5, 2024

Petition Portal Closes (Submission Deadline)

May 3, 2024

Interviews Begin

June 3, 2024**

Recommendations 

July 26, 2024**

* Existing charter schools seeking to submit a charter replication petition must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by the SCSC deadline and meet the eligibility criteria in the Download this pdf file. SCSC’s Replication Policy .

Access the Replication Letter of Intent here.

** Upon request, capacity interviews and recommendations may occur at an earlier date, provided the petitioner has met all applicable legal requirements.

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Erin Wright

Deputy General Counsel

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