Gwinnett County Public Schools currently has one charter school: New Life Academy of Excellence
- Start-Up Charter Term - July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2019
- Renewal Charter Term - July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2024
- Renewal Charter Term - July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2029
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 that 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).
If you are interested in finding out more information, please contact the Office of Program Development and Improvement at 678-301-7120.
Timeline for 2024 Charter Petition Cycle
Start-up applications for schools proposing to open 2025-2026
- Letter of Intent: November 1, 2023
- Petitioner Information Session: November 8, 2023
- Application Submission Window: January 3-17, 2024
- Final Deadline: 4:00 PM, January 17, 2024
All applications should be submitted to:
Director, Program Development and Improvement
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.
Start-Up Charter School Letters of Intent received in the GCPS 2023 review cycle for schools proposing to open in the 2024-2025 school year:
- Two Letters of Intent Received
Start-Up Charter School Petitions received in the GCPS 2023 review cycle for schools proposing to open in the 2024-2025 school year:
- One Petition Received