The District will accept letters of intent for the 2016 Petition Cycle for Start-Up Petitioners beginning Tuesday, September 1, 2015. The final deadline is Tuesday, December 1, 2015.
charter schools' applications and forms available at School Choice
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.
The District will accept letters of intent for the 2016 Petition Cycle on the following dates only:
Start-up petitioners: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 through Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Conversion, renewals, or high school clusters petitioners: Friday, January 8, 2016
The 2016 Petitioner Guidelines will be published by Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Please be advised that the timeline for the District's petition process is under review, and will be modified for earlier submission dates in the 2016 Petition Cycle.
The 2015 Petitioner Guidelines were revised on May 15, 2015. These revisions include an amendment to the Letter of Assurances, and an addendum document covering human resource questions for start-up and conversion petitioners. Please see the process tab for the updated documents.
Gateway to College Academy will close on June 30, 2015. Parent and student inquiries regarding the transfer of student records and/or summer school enrollment may be addressed to Mrs. Gina Gavin or Dr. Derrick Tennial until June 30, 2015, at 678-891-3436. All inquiries made after the prior date should be made to the student's assigned school, or the DCSD Charter 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.