Training Opportunities

The SCSC offers a number of training opportunities for state charter schools and potential petitioners on an annual basis.  When appropriate, the SCSC will open training sessions to external attendees. A draft list of trainings is available on the 2018-19 Training Calendar. Please note this list is subject to change. Information and materials from past training opportunities, are available on the Training Presentations and Materials page. 

LEA Reporting Training

July 17th (West Twin Towers)
The goal of this training is to familiarize state charter school leaders with MyGaDOE and its applications specifically ahead of the GaDOE Data Collections Conference in August. This entails ensuring that appropriate staff members are credentialed and able to access MyGaDOE; attendees understand GUIDE; attendees are prepared to report critical components in the Data Collections, Consolidated App, SPED, and Accountability applications.

This training is required for Year Zero (pre-operational) state charter school superintendents, principals, administrators, and data reporting personnel. Operational state charter school leaders and data reporting personnel who would like training on data reporting are encouraged to attend. To register for this training click here.

Teacher and Leader Keys (TKES and LKES)

TKES training- May 23rd -24th (West Twin Towers)
TSLD Platform Training- July 23rd (West Twin Towers)
LKES Training- September 4th

TKES and LKES training is provided by GaDOE for SCSC Schools. To register for these trainings please e-mail Katherine Gerbis, TSLD Training/Development Specialist for SCSC Schools at If you are a returning school administrator who would like to receive TKES or LKES training face to face with distinction instead of taking the online review please indicate that in your email to Katherine.

Petitioner Bootcamp

October 30, 2018 – Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center

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The Petitioner Boot Camp prepares potential petitioners for the SCSC charter petition process. Attendees will learn what goes into a successful charter petition, with a specific focus on timeline, legal requirements, board governance, financial controls, and budget preparation. Attendees will also hear directly from existing state charter schools and have the opportunity to ask questions of existing schools and SCSC staff.

SCSC Academic Summit

September 26-27 , 2018- Cobb Energy Center, Atlanta GA.

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Student achievement requires shared understandings among stakeholders invested in this goal. These understandings include: what do students need to know and do; what counts as evidence of student mastery; how can I evaluate many sources of data to make decisions about what is working in our schools and in our classrooms, and what needs to change, so that all students are successful? It can be difficult to develop these shared understandings without dedicated time to discuss, reflect, and plan. This 1.5 day professional learning opportunity provides this dedicated time.

Staffing Toolkit for State Charter Schools

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The SCSC partnered with TNTP, formerly known as The New Teacher Project, to support state charter schools with teacher staffing and onboarding support. TNTP developed an "electronic toolkit" for state charter schools to assist leaders in identifying, selecting, developing and retaining top talent at schools. These resources are grounded in best practices and have helped schools across the country effectively manage their teacher talent and positively impact student learning in their classrooms. The toolkit is organized by topic and contain guidance on various aspects of the hiring process- from creating a staffing plan to recruiting and selecting candidates, and teacher retention. In addition, recommended action steps are provided along with keys to successful implementation of these action steps and resources to support implementation that can be customized by school. View the virtual tour of the toolkit and learn about additional opportunities to receive support. 

CVIOG Financial Management Certification Program

Introductory Accounting Part I - July 24-26, 2018

Purchasing – November 13, 2018

Payroll Administration- November 14, 2018

Budgeting for Charter Schools- February 20, 2019

Writing Financial Policies- February 21, 2019

Internal Controls for Charter Schools- May 7, 2019

Continuing Education Webinar: GAAP Update for Charter Schools- March 6, 2019

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government Charter Schools Financial Management Certification equips participants with the unique skills and knowledge needed to financially operate a charter school in the growing charter sector. The program includes six courses offered throughout the year outlined below. The SCSC covers the cost of all six courses required for certification. Continuing Education Credit courses are also available for individuals who have already completed the program and need to renew their certification. The SCSC will also provide one continuing education credit scholarship per school in the 2019 Fiscal year to cover the cost of the Continuing Education course listed below. Find more information on the courses here. For registration, click here.


Governance Training

Please refer to the Governance Training Guidance page for information about 2018-19 SCSC Governance Training.


SCSC Staff Contact: Rennie Laryea, Organizational Development Manager, or (404) 656-2837