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Metro Atlanta School Choice Enrollment Fair

Press Releases  |  posted on February 3rd, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Are you looking for a high-quality, free alternative to your child’s district school?See the best of what Atlanta’s public charter schools have to offer on Saturday, February 22, 2015, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Metro Atlanta School Choice Enrollment Fair, at Ivy Preparatory Academy at Kirkwood, 1807 Memorial Drive, Atlanta, GA 30317. Learn about the curriculum, school […]

Brighten Academy Named 2014 Georgia Charter School of the Year

Charters in the News  |  posted on January 31st, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta (January 31, 2014) – Brighten Academy, a public charter school located in Douglasville, GA and one of the state’s highest performing schools, has been selected as the 2014 Georgia Charter School of the Year.   The announcement was made today at the First Annual Charter Schools Leadership Conference of the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA), held at […]

GCSA Leadership Conference at Lake Oconee Academy is On!

Press Releases  |  posted on January 29th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Please join us for the welcome reception at 5:30 Thursday evening at The Lake Club Reynolds Plantation 1100 Lake Club Drive Greensboro, GA 30642. All conference programming for Friday, January 31st will happen as originally scheduled — including the Friday Awards Luncheon and Superintendent Candidates Forum. A brief GCSA Member Meeting will be held at the close of the conference […]

Subscribe to our Weekly Legislative Updates

Press Releases  |  posted on January 14th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

During the 2014 Legislative Session, GCSA publishes a weekly e-newsletter updating the status of education-related bills under consideration in the Georgia General Assembly. The newsletter also monitors the status of charter school related legislation. Click here to subscribe. 

Charter Schools — Visit Your GA Representative in 2014

Press Releases  |  posted on January 13th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Plan and Book Your Visit Now!  GCSA works to create strong relationships with our state elected officials. Throughout the 2014 session of the GA General Assembly, we will set up meetings between our member schools and their representatives so that you can share information about your school and form a strong working relationship with your legislative leaders. The […]

Charter School Leaders to Gather at GCSA’s First Annual Leadership Conference

Press Releases  |  posted on January 13th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA (January 13, 2014) — The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) convenes its first annual Charter Schools Leadership Conference, January 30-31 at Lake Oconee Academy, Greensboro, GA.  The conference is the only statewide gathering of the charter school leadership community, targeting charter school founders, board members, charter school petitioners, business managers and school leaders. More than 200 […]

Do You Have What It Takes to Launch a Charter School?

Featured  |  posted on January 7th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

CharterDevelopment 101 is an intensive workshop designed to help communities and individuals understand the scope and the rigors of the charter petitioning process. CharterDevelopment 101 will be offered monthly at 600 W. Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309, in the 12th floor training room. Charter Development 101 will cover: The charter landscape in Georgia Developing your founding board The […]

Free Petitioner “Boot Camp”

Featured  |  posted on January 2nd, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The State Charter Schools Commission will host a free “boot camp” training on January 27, 2014 to help prepare potential state charter petitioners for the Spring 2014 charter petition cycle. This single-day training session, to be held at The Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center, will provide an overview of the state charter petition process and […]

Three Finalists for GCSA Charter School of the Year Announced

Charters in the News  |  posted on December 19th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

It’s official.  Brighten Academy, Oglethorpe Charter School & Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School have been named as finalists for the 2014 GCSA Charter School of the Year award.  The winning school will be announced at the Georgia Charter Schools Association’s First Annual Charter Schools Leadership Conference, Friday, January 31st at Lake Oconee Academy. The winner receives a […]

One Year Later: After Passage of Amendment One, Charter School Movement Remains a Strong Promise in GA

Press Releases  |  posted on November 5th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 – When all the votes were counted on election night 2012, politicians, pundits and ordinary folks were very surprised to learn that more Georgians cast more votes in favor of the Georgia Charter Schools amendment than they did for either presidential candidate. Georgia parents spoke loudlyThe charter schools amendment won the […]

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