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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 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:     

   Wanda Yeargin
   Office of Program Development
   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

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: Pending Review

 

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.

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