DeKalb County School District

Charter Schools

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2013—2014 Petition Review


charter schools

email link icon Dr. Jose Boza [ jose_g_boza@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us ], Director
678.676.0377

1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard
Stone Mountain, GA  30083

The Georgia charter schools law provides the means to organize a charter public school subject to an academic or vocational performance-based contract approved by both the state and local boards of education.

A group of people (educators, parents, community leaders, or others) write the charter plan (i.e. charter contract) describing the school's guiding principles, governance structure, and applicable accountability measures. Specific goals and operating procedures for the charter school are detailed in an agreement (or "charter") between the school system, state department of education, and charter organizers. The charter contract often exempts the school from agreed upon state and local rules, regulations, policies, and procedures and from certain provisions of Title 20 of Georgia law.

Petitions


Fall 2013 Petition Cycle

International Community School
Druid Hills High School Charter Cluster


2014 Petition Cycle

McNair College & Career Academy
  • .pdf link icon McNair C&CA Petition [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/charter-schools/mcnair-college-and-career-academy.pdf ]
  • .pdf link icon Executive Summary [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/charter-schools/executive-summary.pdf ]


Process


opens in new window icon Board of Education Charter Schools Policy [ https://eboard.eboardsolutions.com/ePolicy/policy.aspx?PC=IBB&Sch=4054&S=4054&RevNo=1.95&C=I&Z=P ] (IBB)
opens in new window icon Georgia Department of Education Charter School Website [ http://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/Charter-Schools/Pages/default.aspx ]
.pdf link icon Guidelines for Letter of Intent [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/charter-schools/Guidelines for Letter of Intent.pdf ]
.pdf link icon Charter Petition Timeline- 2014 Cycle [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/charter-schools/Charter Petition Timeline- 2014 Cycle.pdf ]
.pdf link icon 2014-2015 Charter Petitioner Guidelines [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/charter-schools/2014-2015 Charter Petitioner Guidelines (Final).pdf ]
opens in new window icon Petition Budget Template Directions [ http://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/Charter-Schools/Pages/Charter-Petition-Application.aspx ] (Georgia Department of Education)

Announcements


  • The opportunity to submit a Letter of Intent for the 2014 Petition Cycle has ended. The District will accept letters of intent for the 2015 Petition Cycle on December 1, 2014 for start-up petitioners and February 4, 2015 for conversion, renewals, or high school clusters petitioners.

opens in new window icon Tapestry Public Charter School [ http://www.tapestrycharter.org/board.html ] – scheduled to open July 2014

Calendar


Start-up Charter Schools


This is a newly formed school created by private individuals, private organizations, or state and local public entities. These schools are often in non-traditional public school settings.

 

Conversion Charter Schools


This is an existing public school that has converted from a traditional school to a charter school. These schools are housed in traditional public school facilities.

Questions & Comments


Start-up Charter Petitioner

Conversion Charter Petitioner

High School Cluster Charter Petitioner

Charter School Office

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