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 2021 Charter Petition Cycle - START-UP APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOLS PROPOSING TO OPEN 2022-2023
Letter of Intent: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Petitioner Information Session: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Application Submission Deadline to GCPS: Monday, March 22, 2021, by 2:00 p.m.
Charter School Petition Documents
- 2021 GCPS Charter School Petition Guidance
- 2021 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
- North Metro Academy of Performing Arts
Start-Up Charter Term - July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2021
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 2020 review cycle for schools proposing to open in the 2021-2022 school year:
- No Letters of Intents Received
Start-Up Charter School Petitions received in the GCPS 2020 review cycle for schools proposing to open in the 2021-2022 school year:
- No Petitions Received