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Charter Schools

PETITION PROCESS

Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) accepts charter school petitions that encourage the use of performance-based educational programs for learning and assessment. The charter petition should focus on innovative and effective student learning opportunities which do not duplicate existing GCPS programs or exist in any GCPS school(s). The charter petition must meet provisions of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.), state and local rules, regulations, policies, and procedures except for waivers that may be granted pursuant to State Board of Education Rule 160-4-9-.04(5)2(ii).

 

 

Timeline for 2020-2021 Charter Petition Cycle - START-UP APPLICATIONS

Letter of Intent - Monday, December 3, 2018
Petitioner Information Session - Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Application Submission Deadline to GCPS - Monday, March 25, 2019, by 2:00 p.m.

Charter School Petition Documents

All applications should be submitted to:

 Nancy Martin, Executive Director
 Program Development
 Gwinnett County Public Schools
 Instructional Support Center
 437 Old Peachtree Road, NW
 Suwanee, Georgia  30024-2978

For additional information regarding the Charter School process, please review the GaDOE's resources.

 


Gwinnett County Public Schools currently has two charter schools:

If you are interested in finding out more about charter schools in GCPS, please contact the School Operations and Support Office at 678-301-7008.


Start-Up Charter School Letters of Intent received in the GCPS 2018 review cycle for schools proposing to open in the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Modern Charter School
  • Pearl Academy of Excellence
  • Steps Ahead Academy


Start-Up Charter School Petitions received in the GCPS 2018 review cycle for schools proposing to open in the 2019-2020 school year:

  • No Petitions Received
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