GCSA membership is open to any charter school developer, petitioner, or operator in the state of Georgia.
Who can join GCSA?
GCSA membership is open to any charter school developer, petitioner, or operator in the state of Georgia. Charter support organizations and charter school authorizers such as local boards of education, are also members. We encourage charter-friendly businesses that support chartering in Georgia to join the Association as well.
To find out more about becoming a GCSA school, contact GCSA Member Services Manager Ashlee Woodson at 770-709-5634 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why join GCSA?
The Association is only as strong as its membership! An active, robust, and engaged membership allows us to work from a position of strength. We believe that membership is an investment in your success, which is our ultimate aim. Joining GCSA gives your school or petitioning group:
We advocate aggressively for new charter schools in Georgia and for fair and equitable funding for all our schools. We continually communicate the strength and potential of charter education to the broader community. Understanding the Issues
Professional Development and Support
It’s not enough to help launch new charter schools, we want to create and sustain great public charter schools. We offer an unmatched array of programs, trainings, and consulting services to strengthen our member schools and allow them to focus on what matters most — educating students! GCSA Consulting Services
Members Only Resources
GCSA members have access to a password-protected bank of resources that can assist school leaders and boards with finance questions, governing concerns, HR and compliance issues and much more. Member Portal
Meetings, Seminars, and Workshops
GCSA holds an annual statewide conference, provides networking opportunities, affinity group workshops, and content-rich education summits throughout the year. These events are offered either free of charge or at significantly reduced rates for our members.
Members Vendor Marketplace
Find charter-friendly businesses eager to work with you and see how they are rated by member schools who have used their products or services. Coming online soon!
Legal Advocacy Fund
The GCSA Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) was established in 2008 to support legal advocacy on behalf of our member schools. It provides financial and technical resources to maintain, exercise and assert schools’ legal rights in litigation, legal proceedings and other critical legal matters. Read more about LAF
GCSA Specialty Benefits Plan
The GCSA Specialty Benefits Plan was designed and created to provide charter schools with a solution to rising insurance costs and to ease the increased administration burdens of Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance. More about benefits
Hire Great Staff
Job openings for member schools may be posted free of charge on our website. The Charter School Careers page gets the second highest number of ‘hits’ on our website, topped only by the School Directory. We also offer two regional job fairs each spring. Visit our Career Page
How much does it cost?
GCSA is committed to keeping membership costs low. Annual dues vary depending on whether you are an existing charter school or in the process of starting a charter school. See below for a schedule of current membership dues. Please call the GCSA office at 404.835.8900 if you have any questions.
|Number of Students x $5.00 (Not to exceed $3,000)||Cost|
|Charter School Authorizers||$2,500.00|
|Checks may be mailed to:
211 Perimeter Center Pkwy, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30346