Charter Development 101

Georgia Charter Schools Association’s CharterDevelopment 101 is a FREE intensive, three (3) hour training that is designed to give school developers foundational knowledge about chartering in Georgia.  This class is best suited for those that are at the very beginning of the charter school journey and want to better understand the charter landscape, process and timeline, authorizer expectations, and how to build a strong team.   The next available […]

Plans for Alabama Charter Schools

Legislation was signed in March of 2015 to allow for the creation of Alabama charter schools. The law allows for the establishment of up to 10 start-up charter schools a year over the period of five years. There is no cap on conversion charter schools, which is the process of local school systems converting traditional schools […]

One Third of Nation’s Top 100 High Schools Are Charter Schools

Charter schools represent around 6% of the nationwide number of public schools. Yet, 33% of the 2016 annual list of best ranking high schools are charter schools. We think that is pretty exciting! The U.S. News and World Report analyzed the academic performance and graduation rate of nearly 20,000 high schools across the country and […]

New Fulton County Charter School Already Has Waiting List

Charter school waiting lists are growing across the country. There are estimates of over 1 million names on waiting lists in the U.S. for public charter schools. Due to remarkable results, year after year the parent demand for charter schools continues to rise. There has been continued growth in the number of charter school nationwide, […]

Atlanta Charter School Director Joins Capitol Hill Briefing

Charter School Director in the News! Who: Alisha Morgan, executive charter school director of Ivy Preparatory Academies, which serves more than 1,300 students in three metro Atlanta public charter schools. What: Morgan will be joining the Washington gathering of leaders that will highlight high-performing charter schools led by leaders of color. The briefing will discuss school […]

Charter Schools Program Receives Additional Funding

  Before heading home for 2015, Congress was able to pass an omnibus appropriations year-end spending and tax bill. What does this mean for charter schools? The bill will supply $80 million of additional funding to the National Alliance for Charter Schools Program. This will provide funds for new charter schools to open and back […]

2016 Best Charter High Schools in Georgia

It’s no secret that the growth of Charter Schools in Georgia has more than doubled in the last three years, according to the Georgia Department of Education. Parents want the best education for their children in an environment that will help their children thrive and succeed. Niche Inc. has compiled data for the Best Charter […]

South Georgia’s Randolph County Revives Abandoned School

The Charter School movement has spread to South Georgia and is making an appearance in an abandoned private school in Shellman, near Albany. The SOWEGA (Southwest Georgia) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Charter School will open next year and will provide educational opportunities for the children of this rural town located in agricultural country. […]

Parents Willing to Pay More for Houses Near Charter Schools

A recent study conducted by Assistant Economics Professor Carlianne Patrick at Georgia State University reveals that parents are willing to pay approximately 10 percent more for houses to increase the probability of their children attending charter schools in the area. “Unlike most charter schools in the United States that have diffuse attendance areas, 13 metro-Atlanta […]

6 Steps to Apply for a Charter School in Georgia

So you’d like to start a charter school? According to the State Charter Schools Commission, there are 6 steps in the charter school application process for the state of Georgia and we understand, intimately, the process and what you will need to be successful. Step #1 – Schools wishing to apply for charter school status […]