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).

  • 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

    All applications should be submitted to:

     Nancy Martin, Executive Director
     Program Development
     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:

    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