Charles R. Drew Charter School has been named a 2018 National Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The designation recognizes schools and districts that reduce environmental impact and costs; improve health and wellness; and offer high-quality environmental and sustainability education. Charles R. Drew Charter School is one of 46 schools nationally and […]
The State Board of Education approved a new five-year charter for Wesley International Academy during a board meeting held earlier this month. According to the Georgia Department of Education, the school has consistently surpassed the average CCRPI score for Atlanta Public Schools. In its new charter term, Wesley International seeks to build on its current […]
The following charter schools below were named the 2018 AP Honor Schools by the Georgia Department of Education. The department began recognizing AP Honor schools in 2008. The state is currently ranked 15th in the U.S. for the percentage of students who receive scores of 3, 4 or 5 on at least one AP exam […]
When Brighten Academy opened in 2006, the school’s founding team wanted to start school from the ground up that was centered on the needs of students. The school’s mission is to provide a productive learning environment using an innovative, research-based instructional model with a highly qualified staff that produces measured growth in all students every […]
The 2017-2018 school year marked the start of Westside Atlanta Charter School’s Middle Grades Program. The program serves fifth and sixth graders this year and will eventually go through the eighth grade. The program has been part of the school’s vision since Westside Atlanta opened its doors in 2013. Since that time, the school has […]
Mountain Education Charter High School provides a second chance opportunity for North Georgia students to earn an accredited high school diploma in an individualized, self-paced, evening public high school. The school serves students who have dropped out of high school or have failed one or more classes at their traditional day school. The public charter […]
The Georgia Charter Schools Association is proud to announce the 2018 Charter School Job Fair. Member schools and non-member schools are invited to attend this exciting event designed to match school administrators with potential faculty and staff candidates. Last year, the Charter School Job Fair attracted more than 200 current and aspiring educators. Each school will be provided with a classroom to arrange as necessary for screening and interviewing potential candidates. At the conclusion of the Job Fair, each participating school will be provided with a database of candidate resumes and a spreadsheet with candidate contact information.
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.
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).
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:
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.
As the number of public charter schools in Georgia continues to grow, so does the need for governing board members with the critical skills required to steer charter schools from mission development, through petition submission, to opening day.