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
For additional information regarding the Charter School process, please review the GaDOE's resources.
Gwinnett County Public Schools currently has two charter schools:
- Charter School Annual Report 2018
- New Life Academy of Excellence
Current Charter Term - July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2019
Renewal Charter Term - July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2024 (pending GADOE approval)
- North Metro Academy of Performing Arts
Current Charter Term - July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2019
Renewal Charter Term - July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 (pending GADOE approval)
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