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How to Apply
To learn more about the incubator, follow the steps below. If you have any questions, please email Aarti Sharma.
1. Applicants must attend the CharterDevelopment 101 program. Please sign up HERE.
2. Please read the FAQs.
3. Once you’ve read the FAQ, please fill out the online application form.
About the GCSA Incubator
The Georgia Charter Schools Association is seeking applicants for its incubator program. Applicants can either apply as an individual or a team (teams will be given strong preference) to create a charter school. The team will be expected to serve as the founding governing board of the school. Teams that seek to serve a high need, low income community in either an urban or rural community will be given stronger consideration.
What is GCSA looking for? Who should apply?
Strong participants come from all academic and business backgrounds. It is best if the team of people working together, represent a diverse skillset in terms of issues that will arise throughout the charter process (education, law, finance, realty, etc.). Each individual will be assessed in the following areas throughout the interview process:
- Passion for ensuring all students have access to an excellent educational opportunity regardless of his or her background. The right candidates will be committed to expanding opportunities for students in low-income communities. Their approaches are grounded in a deep knowledge of the systemic challenges students in low-income communities face every day.
- Experience investing and inspiring others towards a common goal. Schools are a central part of their communities. The best schools are able to leverage this as an asset throughout the application process to ensure they start with a strong foundation.
- Unwavering focus on high standards. Students in Georgia already have subpar educational opportunities. We are looking for people who are willing to work relentlessly to change that by creating a high-achieving charter school.
- Strong research and writing skills. Applicants will be required to submit a writing sample and complete a timed activity. Writing a successful charter petition is an undertaking and requires a strong command of the written language.