Georgia Charter Schools Association Membership

Become a Member

Who can join GCSA?

GCSA membership is currently open to any charter school petitioner or operator in the state of Georgia, charter school authorizers, educational service providers and businesses, organizations and individuals that support quality public charter schools in Georgia.  You are eligible for membership if you have a currently operating charter school, an approved but not yet open charter school, or have submitted a charter petition to a local school system and are currently pursuing approval of that petition. Annual membership dues are listed below.



Why join GCSA?

The Association is you! We need you to be an active member so that we may advocate, enhance quality, and support from a position of strength in unity. Your membership is an investment in your success, which is our ultimate aim.

Joining GCSA brings to your school or petitioning group:

  • Advocacy
    Everyday, we will aggressively advocate for increased opportunities for new charter schools in Georgia and for fair and equitable funding for all our schools. We will also communicate the strength and potential of charter education to the broader community.
  • Quality
    Strong leaders make strong schools. We will focus on leadership development and accountability. It’s not enough for us to help create another public school; we want to create and sustain a great public school.
  • Support
    We will offer an unmatched array of programs, services, expertise and other tools to strengthen our member schools and allow them to focus on what matters most: educating students!

Membership Requirements


How do I join GCSA (or renew my membership)?

You can join GCSA or renew your membership by submitting the membership form.



How much does it cost?

GCSA is committed to keeping its membership costs low. Annual dues vary depending on whether you are an existing charter school or in the process of starting a charter school. See below for a schedule of current membership dues. Please call the GCSA office at 404.835.8900 if you have any questions.

Number of Students x $5.00 (Not to exceed $3,000)  
Pre-Operational/Planning $500 
Charter School Authorizers $2,500


Checks may be mailed to:

GCSA Membership
211 Perimeter Center Pkwy, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30346