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.Read more
Informative blog postings on critical issues facing the Georgia Charter School movement.
This course is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to meet the requirements of the Exceptional Children course required for certification. This applies to Elementary, Middle Grades, Secondary, Administration, and other certification fields as needed. The course is designed to facilitate the identification, curriculum modification, and instruction of exceptional children and includes the history, philosophy, and psychology of teaching disabled children as well as gifted children. It is a basic overview/survey of all areas and categories of special education and giftedness. It covers all aspects of requirements of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and satisfies the state requirement for a course in the Identification and Education of Exceptional Children by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (HB671).Read more
The Essentials of Effective Teaching course is based on Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching. GaTAPP teachers must provide evidence of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required in the 24 teaching competencies derived from the components of Danielson’s Framework.
Successful completion of this course requires proficient submissions in the following modules:Read more
Learn the skills required to start, lead and replicate high-quality charter schools. If you’re a new or aspiring charter school leader, or just want to improve your leadership skills, GCSA’s Summer Bootcamp will give you the tools necessary for success.
This year’s emphasis is on maximizing student achievement. Attendees will spend time developing and/or refining leadership competencies, school improvement plans, and HR practices. Schools are encouraged to send teams to participate in a collaborative learning experience as they work to improve academic outcomes for students.Read more
Georgia Charter Schools Association wants to congratulate the charter schools selected as Reward Schools by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE). The Georgia Department of Education announced that Amana Academy, The Kindezi Schools and KIPP STRIVE Academy were among the Georgia schools to receive the Highest-Performing Reward School designation for the 2017 fiscal year.
According to state education officials, schools chosen for the Reward School designation are “among the five percent of the state’s Title I schools with the absolute highest performance, over three years, for the ‘all students’ group on the statewide assessments.” Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides federal funding to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools that have high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families.Read more
Georgia Charter Schools Association congratulates the charter schools that “Beat the Odds” in 2016. The Beating the Odds analysis is done by the Georgia Department of Education. According to the department, The Beating the Odds analysis predicts a range within which a school’s College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) score is statistically expected to fall […]Read more
The Georgia Charter Schools Association is proud to announce the 2017 Charter School Job Fair. Member schools and non-member schools are invited to attend this exciting event on Saturday, February 25. The job fair is designed to match school administrators with potential faculty and staff candidates. Please see additional event details below.
Last year, the Charter School Job Fair attracted more than 250 current and aspiring educators. Each participating school will be provided with a classroom they can arrange as necessary to screen and interview potential candidates. At the conclusion of the Job Fair, each participating school will receive a database of candidate resumes and a spreadsheet with candidate contact information.Read more
Join GCSA and Georgia Charter Schools Association for an important education town hall at Ebenezer Baptist Church this Friday at 7 p.m. Ebenezer Baptist is located at 101 Jackson Street NE in Atlanta. The town hall will focus on what charter schools, school choice and the NAACP Charter Moratorium mean for minority communities.Read more
Gerard Robinson has been chosen as keynote speaker for the 2017 Georgia Charter schools conference. Robinson is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he works on education policy issues including choice in public and private schools, regulatory development and implementation of K-12 laws, the role of for-profit institutions in education, prison education and reentry, rural education, and the role of community colleges and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in adult advancement.Read more
Join Georgia Charter Schools Association on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 211 Perimeter Center Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30346 for a FREE training for potential board members. Please visit http://svy.mk/2cqgYp6 to register for the training or to get more information.Read more
Charla Dover currently teaches at Cherokee Charter Academy and is a member of 2015-2016 teacher candidate cohort for the Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP) program. GaTAPP is an alternative certification program for classroom teachers. A mid-career change is never an easy transition, but some GaTapp candidates are met with unexpected challenges […]Read more
CharterStart is a two-day, comprehensive training program that provides founding teams with the resources, best practices, and support necessary for the development of a strong educational and operational school model that promotes the academic achievement of all students.
CharterStart participants will also receive priority consideration for the New Schools for Georgia Incubator. The Incubator is a competitive three-year turnkey charter school development program with a dual focus on building strong, sustainable boards and developing outstanding school leaders. There is no cost for the Incubator, which includes a paid one-year, school-based internship for school leaders. Incubator participants will be primarily selected from teams that successfully complete CharterStart.Read more