Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) accepts charter school petitions that encourage the use of performance-based educational programs for learning and assessment. The charter petition should focus on innovative and effective student learning opportunities which do not duplicate existing GCPS programs or exist in any GCPS school(s). The charter petition must meet provisions of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.), state and local rules, regulations, policies, and procedures except for waivers that may be granted pursuant to State Board of Education Rule 160-4-9-.04(5)2(ii).
Timeline for 2022 Charter Petition Cycle - START-UP APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOLS PROPOSING TO OPEN 2023-2024
Letter of Intent: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Petitioner Information Session: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Application Submission Deadline to GCPS: Monday, March 21, 2022, by 2:00 p.m.
Charter School Petition Documents
- 2022 GCPS Charter School Petition Guidance
- 2022 GCPS Charter School Application - START-UP
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Budget Template
All applications should be submitted to:
Nancy Martin, Executive Director
Gwinnett County Public Schools
Instructional Support Center
437 Old Peachtree Road, NW
Suwanee, Georgia 30024-2978
For additional information regarding the Charter School process, please review the GaDOE's resources.
Gwinnett County Public Schools currently has two charter schools:
- Charter School Annual Report 2019
- New Life Academy of Excellence
Start-Up Charter Term - July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2019
Renewal Charter Term - July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2024
If you are interested in finding out more about charter schools in GCPS, please contact the Office of Program Development at 678-301-7008.
Start-Up Charter School Letters of Intent received in the GCPS 2021 review cycle for schools proposing to open in the 2022-2023 school year:
- No Letters of Intent Received
Start-Up Charter School Petitions received in the GCPS 2021 review cycle for schools proposing to open in the 2022-2023 school year:
- No Petitions Received