DeKalb County School District

Charter Schools

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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 opens in same window icon School Choice

Petition Review

charter schools

.org link icon Mrs. Laura Stowell [ ], 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.


Spring 2016 Petition Cycle

DeKalb High School for Accelerated Learning
The Spence Institute of Leadership and Learning

Fall 2015 Petition Cycle

Destiny Achievers Academy of Excellence (Start-Up Renewal)
  • .pdf link icon Destiny Petition [ ]
DeKalb Academy of Technology & Environment (Start-Up Renewal)
  • .pdf link icon DATE Renewal Petition [ ]
Chamblee Conversion Charter High School (Conversion Renewal)
Peachtree Charter Middle School (Conversion Renewal)

Spring/Summer 2015 Petition Cycle

East Atlanta Charter School (New Start-Up)

2014 Petition Cycle

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Leadership Preparatory Academy (Start-Up Renewal)
Proposed McNair College & Career Academy
DeKalb P.A.T.H. Academy (Start-Up Renewal)
Chamblee Charter High School

Fall 2013 Petition Cycle

International Community School
Druid Hills High School Charter Cluster


opens in new window icon Board of Education Charter Schools Policy [ ] (IBB)
opens in new window icon Georgia Department of Education Charter School Website [ ]
.pdf link icon Guidelines for Letter of Intent [ for Letter of Intent.pdf ]
.pdf link icon 2016 Charter Petitioner Guidelines 12.1.2015 [ ]
.pdf link icon 2016 Charter Petition Process Timeline [ ]
opens in new window icon Petition Budget Template Directions [ ] (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.


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.

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