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 2019-2020 Charter Petition Cycle
|Letter of intent||- Friday, December 1, 2017|
|Petitioner Information Session||- Monday, February 12, 2018|
|Application submitted to GCPS||- Monday, April 9, 2018 by 3 p.m.|
All applications should be submitted to:
Gwinnett County Public Schools
Instructional Support Center
437 Old Peachtree Road, NW
Suwanee, Georgia 30024-2978
Any application submitted after the above due date will not be considered for the 2019-2020 school year.
GCPS Charter School Petition Documents
- 2018 GCPS Charter School Petition Guidance
- 2018 Charter School START-UP Application
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Budget Template
For additional information regarding the Charter School process, please review the GaDOE's resources.
Charter School Letters of Intent received for schools proposing to open in the 2018-2019 school year:
Purpose International Academy
Yi Hwang Academy of Philosophy, Art and Science
Charter School Petitions received for schools proposing to open in the 2018-2019 school year:
Yi Hwang Academy of Philosophy, Art and Science - Status: Application Withdrawn
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 Office of Program Development at 678-301-7008.