GCSA wants to partner with you on renewal and school improvement.
If your school has a charter petition renewal coming up or needs help with school improvement, the Georgia Charter Schools Association provides full-service renewal and improvement assistance. The support saves you time, money and other resources. Learn more about GCSA renewal and school improvement below. For additional questions or to request assistance from GCSA, contact Elisa Falco, GCSA’s Executive Vice President of School Success at firstname.lastname@example.org or 470-236-0671.
How can GCSA help my school get renewed?
GCSA’s renewal assistance can begin up to 18-months prior to your school renewal deadline. We can do everything from writing your petition to helping you navigate the challenges and subtleties surrounding school board negotiations.
The program is designed to ensure that schools understand the most recent legal and regulatory requirements for local and state authorizers.
Our renewal work includes:
- Petition Writing Services
- Operational Assessment
- Detailed Petition Review
- Budget/Financial Review
- Governing Board Training
- Performance Review from Past Charter Term
- Identifying New Performance Objectives
How can GCSA help my school improve?
GCSA provides training and professional development for board members, teachers and school leaders. Our school improvement services include:
- Customized professional development for faculty and staff
- Focused leadership consulting
- Setting up a “model classroom” for educators
- Charter Leadership Center (ENROLLING NOW)
- Financial Management Certification Program (ENROLLING NOW)
- Board Governance Training (locally-approved schools & make-up training for SCSC-approved schools)
- Alternative teacher certification (GaTAPP Program)
Eight charter high schools made the 2019 Georgia Department of Education’s Advanced Placement (AP) Honors list. Schools were named to the list in six categories that were based on the results of 2018 AP courses and exams. Georgia’s public-school class of 2018 ranks sixteenth in the nation for the percentage of students who scored a 3, 4 or 5 on at least one AP exam and thirteenth for AP participation. Read the list of charter schools making the AP Honor Schools list and the Georgia Department of Education criteria for each of the categories below.