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The District will accept letters of intent for the 2017 Petition Cycle for Start-Up Petitioners by Tuesday, September 1, 2016.
charter schools' applications and forms available at School Choice
Mrs. Laura Stowell [ firstname.lastname@example.org ], Director
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.
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)
Georgia Department of Education Charter School Website [ http://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/Charter-Schools/Pages/default.aspx ]
Guidelines for Letter of Intent [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/charter-schools/Guidelines for Letter of Intent.pdf ]
2016 Charter Petitioner Guidelines 12.1.2015 [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/charter-schools/charter-petitioner-guidelines-(2016).pdf ]
2016 Charter Petition Process Timeline [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/charter-schools/charter-petition-timeline-(2016).pdf ]
Petition Budget Template Directions [ http://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/Charter-Schools/Pages/Charter-Petition-Application.aspx ] (Georgia Department of Education)
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.
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.
Start-up Charter Petitioner
Conversion Charter Petitioner
High School Cluster Charter Petitioner
Charter School Office
The DeKalb County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national
origin, or handicap in educational programs, activities, admissions to facilities, or in employment practices.