By the State Charter Schools Commission ATLANTA – The State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) announced that it approved petitions for three new state charter schools to open in the 2016-17 school year. The schools are Brookhaven Innovation Academy, Liberty Tech Charter School and Southwest Georgia STEM Charter School. Brookhaven Innovation Academy will locate in […]
Atlanta, GA – Alisha Thomas Morgan, former State Representative and staunch advocate for high quality charter schools, has been named Executive Director of Ivy Preparatory Academies. During her time in the state legislature Ms. Morgan was a co-sponsor of the 2012 Constitutional Amendment, which allowed for an alternate state authorizer to open charter schools denied by local school districts. […]
Atlanta, GA — As the number of public charter schools in Georgia continues to grow, so does the need for governing board members with the critical skills required to steer charter schools from mission development, through petition submission, to opening day. The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is offering a free Board Bank training — Saturday, […]
Charter schools are thriving in Georgia. Eleven new startup charter schools are opening their doors in Early August, 2015. Last week we profiled six new charters that were authorized by their local school districts. Today we’re profiling five new charter schools authorized by the State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC), that will launch for the 2015-16 school year. These mission-driven public […]
As the calendar runs down to the opening days of school, many are asking where Georgia’s newest startup charter schools will be opening? Here’s the list of locally authorized public charter schools (schools approved by their local school district) that are starting up in Georgia for the new school year. These mission-driven public schools address local community needs and demonstrate […]
The Georgia Charter Schools Association is now ACCEPTING PRESENTATION PROPOSALS for the 2016 Charter Schools Conference, February 3-5, 2016 at the Marriott Century Center, Atlanta, GA. We’re looking for engaging presenters and sessions that will develop capacity for all stakeholders in the charter school community — authorizers, advocates, school leaders, board members, founding boards, business managers, school administrators, and teachers.
This is your chance to share and discuss best practices, professional development strategies, and Georgia’s focus on quality charter schools leading to high student achievement. Please Note: All sponsors, vendors and consultants will go through the same review process.
Important Dates and Deadlines:
Proposal submission: Ends Monday, August 31, 2015.
Presenters notified: No later than December 18, 2015.
Notification of time, and room assignment: No later than January 8, 2015.
Georgia Charter Schools Conference: Opens February 3, 2016.