Charter Schools

  • PETITION PROCESS

    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).

  • Gwinnett County Public Schools currently has two charter schools:

    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 2019 review cycle for schools proposing to open in the 2020-2021 school year:

    • Gwinnett Leadership Academy

    Start-Up Charter School Petitions received in the GCPS 2019 review cycle for schools proposing to open in the 2020-2021 school year:

    • No Petitions Received