State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia Expedited Review Process for Former Commission Schools and Current State Charter Special Schools Timeline



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State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia
Expedited Review Process for Former Commission Schools and Current State Charter Special Schools
Timeline


  • March 5, 2013: The SCSC notifies leadership at former Commission schools and current State Chartered Special Schools of the guidelines for preparing and submitting applications for expedited review.




  • March 15, 2013: Applications materials due to SCSC. The following 15 schools are eligible to apply to SCSC for expedited review:




  1. Charter Conservatory for Liberal Arts and Technology (CCAT)

  2. Chattahoochee Hills Charter School (locally-approved Fulton County school)

  3. Cherokee Charter Academy

  4. Coweta Charter Academy

  5. Fulton Leadership Academy

  6. Georgia Connections Academy

  7. Heritage Preparatory Academy

  8. Ivy Preparatory Academy

  9. Ivy Preparatory Academy at Kirkwood --

  10. Ivy Preparatory Academy Young Men’s Leadership Academy

  11. Mountain Education Charter High School (state chartered special school that opened in 2007 and was not a Commission school)

  12. Pataula Charter Academy

  13. Provost Academy of Georgia (first opened in August 2012)

  14. Scholars Academy (state chartered special school that was not a Commission school)

  15. The Museum School at Avondale Estates (locally-approved DeKalb County school)

  • Atlanta Heights Charter and Odyssey/ Georgia Cyber Academy will also be reviewed by the Commission, but a Commission approval will be contingent upon each school’s release from current SBOE contractual obligations.



  • March 22, 2013: Commissioners receive recommendations for approval or denial of eligible schools.




  • March 27, 2013: Commissioners vote on recommendations at the scheduled SCSC meeting.




  • April 5, 2013: A list of approved Commission schools (along with updated charter contracts that reflect the authorization change) presented to SBOE.



  • June 13, 2013: Following the required 60 day waiting period, the SBOE will either take no action (and the actions of the Commission will stand) or they will vote to overrule a recommendation (with a majority vote).


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