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
Informative blog postings on critical issues facing the Georgia Charter School movement.
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
Georgia Charter Schools Association is proud to announce the site for the fourteenth annual Georgia Charter Schools Conference. Mark your calendars now. The 2017 conference will be held at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center from Tuesday, March 14 through Wednesday, March 15. It’s an event you won’t want to miss! The hotel is located at 2450 Galleria Parkway and features […]Read more
Learn the skills required to start, lead and replicate high-quality charter schools. If you’re a new charter school leader or want to improve your leadership skills, GCSA’s Summer Bootcamp will give you the tools necessary for success. This year’s bootcamp will take place on Monday, June 13 through Thursday, June 16, 2016.Read more
A new study by researchers at Georgia State University finds graduates of charter high schools are more likely to stay in college and earn more than graduates of traditional schools.
Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School received some recognition for its sustainability efforts.
Brookhaven Innovation Academy plans to open in Norcross.Read more
Georgia Charter Schools Association invites you to Innovations in Public Education Today. Those attending the first of three dynamic education forums will view the critically acclaimed film “Most Likely to Succeed” on Monday, April 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Decatur Library Auditorium. The documentary film describes how the current U.S. educational system, […]Read more
The Georgia Legislature passes HB 895, which requires training for charter school finance directors The 2016 Georgia Legislative Assembly approves few education bills this session. An Amana Academy student has been selected by the chairman of the Fulton County Commission to go a White House Easter egg hunt due to his academic record. The Museum School of Avondale […]Read more
Amana Academy is the first K-8 school in Georgia and the second school in Fulton County to become Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) certified. To receive the certification from the Georgia Department of Education, Amana Academy had to meet rigorous state criteria. The criteria included: the integration of high-level math and science instruction, frequent […]Read more
327 teacher candidates took part in GCSA’s Atlanta Job Fair on March 12 at Drew Charter School Senior Academy. During the fair, candidates were able to speak with representatives from more than 30 Georgia charter schools. Schools conducted on-site interviews that could lead to potential employment for the upcoming school year.Read more
Amana Academy made Niche’s 2016 Best Public Elementary Schools in Georgia list. Drew Charter School recently held a ceremony to honor its namesake. Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia (CCAS) elementary academic team got second at the regional Academic Bowl. Gov. Deal says several struggling schools in the Atlanta Public School system are likely to avoid being placed in the Opportunity School District if a […]Read more
Georgia’s ranking for state charter laws has improved. According to the National Alliance of Charter Schools’ 2016 ranking of state charter laws, Georgia moved up five spots from 23 to 18 to because state lawmakers approved regulations to strengthen authorizer accountability, charter school autonomy and the processes for monitoring charter schools.Read more