State Charter Schools Accepting New Students for 2020-21

State charter schools offer innovative, high-quality public education for Georgia's children! Schools featured on this page have verified openings for new students for the 2020-21 school year. Please visit each school's website to learn more about admissions and their response to COVID-19. Other state charter school may also have immediate student openings, and prospective families should consult schools' websites.

At Atlanta Heights Charter School, we set high standards, make expectations clear, personalize teaching, and as a result our students thrive. In fact, Atlanta Heights Charter School earned Beating the Odds in 2019 from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. Our K-8 teachers focus on providing the best education possible whether in person or online. Right now we’re offering classes in a fully online environment. When learning from home, we offer custom instructional videos along with daily live instruction taught by our teachers. Classes are structured based on a typical school day, so you’re not left on your own. Students even get their own Chromebooks. We have openings available. To find out more, call 404-480-4123.

Atlanta Unbound Academy is a free public charter school serving grades Kindergarten and 6th grade & open to students living in all school districts in Georgia. Atlanta Unbound Academy will serve as a beacon of academic promise and create a community of students who are the seeds of their ancestors’ wildest dreams—authentic, engaged citizens and leaders of their community who achieve beyond expectations and fuel the advancement and glory of their people. A free school for free thinkers! Enroll today!

Cherokee Charter Academy is a tuition-free K-8 Public Charter School. We serve students in Cherokee, Bartow, Pickens and Cobb County. We are SACS Accredited and a member of the Charter Schools USA family of schools. Our mission is to develop in our students a passion and curiosity necessary to become lifelong learners and future leaders while instilling core community values, strong character ethics, and a commitment to excellence.

With 17 locations, Foothills Education Charter High School offers high school courses in convenient, self-paced formats during the evening on Monday through Thursday. Eligible students must be between the ages of 14-20 and have attempted 9th grade. Tuition is free for full-time students. Foothills is also committed to providing a path to graduation for students who are close to completing high school regardless of age. Foothills Plus offers students who have reached the age of 21 and are within five units of graduating a path to a Georgia high school diploma. For enrollment information, please visit foothillscharter.org or call 706-395-9775.

Fulton Leadership Academy (FLA) is proud to offer a tuition-free, public charter school for males in grades 6-12 whose families reside within the attendance zone of Fulton County School System, Atlanta Public School System, and Clayton County Public School System. Our innovative and rigorous curriculum focuses on Aviation, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. We offer a variety of extracurricular activities such as, but not limited to; football, basketball, soccer, baseball, golf, robotics, drones, drama club, chorus, step team, and more. Most importantly, we build our Scholars with Fortitude, Leadership, and Achievement to prepare them to Soar to Greater Heights! Openings are available NOW for Scholars planning to enroll in the 6th-12th grade for the 2020-2021 school year.

Genesis Innovation Academy - Boys Academy is offering a fully-virtual option with uncompromising expectations for academic excellence. Our focus on innovation helps scholars become tomorrow’s leaders. We don't focus on test prep but life prep. Our E5 curriculum allows scholars to learn about real-life applications for Economics, Ethics, Engineering, Expression and Entrepreneurship. We don’t teach to the test or drill our scholars on worksheets -- we focus on what scholars can make, create, and produce to prepare them for real world success, whatever they pursue. We’re accepting applications - with a unique opportunity to join our inaugural high school class.
Genesis Innovation Academy - Girls Academy is offering a fully-virtual option with uncompromising expectations for academic excellence. Our focus on innovation helps scholars become tomorrow’s leaders. We don't focus on test prep but life prep. Our E5 curriculum allows scholars to learn about real-life applications for Economics, Ethics, Engineering, Expression and Entrepreneurship. We don’t teach to the test or drill our scholars on worksheets -- we focus on what scholars can make, create, and produce to prepare them for real world success, whatever they pursue. We’re accepting applications  - with a unique opportunity to join our inaugural high school class.

Harriet Tubman School of Science & Tech is a no cost K-4th grade (opens 5th grade next year) charter school for students residing in the Atlanta Public Schools attendance zone. Students must be zoned for Atlanta Public Schools to attend. It is the first elementary school in the history of Georgia to teach computer science starting in Kindergarten, and students learn computer science/coding every day. HTCSAT features world-class, award-winning curriculum and great teachers! HTCSAT is currently remote and provides ALL parents with free wifi, computers, and more to ensure ALL children learn during this time at home.

The International Academy of Smyrna is now enrolling for both In-Person and Virtual learning. IAS is a tuition-free K - 5 charter school with rigorous instruction, parental involvement, social skills development, service learning projects and a dedicated, qualified staff. We offer a full spectrum of services and an After-School program. Limited space is available for all Scholars who reside in Cobb County, Georgia. Go to admissions@iasmyrna.org. For us, learning does not stop!

International Charter Academy of Georgia (ICAGeorgia) aims to broaden the horizons of students in Georgia so that they may become global citizens who promote peace around the world.  We are the one and only state charter school providing Japanese-English Dual Immersion program in Georgia.  Our school is open free of charge to any K-5 student residing in the state of Georgia.  All core subjects are taught in both languages, exposing students to a wide range of content learning areas in the target language and enhancing academic achievement in general.  We are still enrolling Kindergarten to 2nd grade classes for the 2020-2021 School Year!

Ivy Preparatory Academy is the 1st all-girls charter school in Atlanta that centers itself in 'girls teaching strategies' while prioritizing STREAM. Our innovative approach to girl empowerment expands upon the focuses of STEAM to include writing and literacy, transforming our curriculum into STREAM.  We cultivate the values of sisterhood, scholarship, and service through a deeply dedicated staff and faculty. Our school prides itself on working closely with parents to cultivate our Ivy Pearl Girls into leaders who are changing the world. Our school's alumnae have matriculated into some of the finest public and private institution in Georgia, and often return to uplift other young girls committed to the principle that "representation matters". If you are looking for a school that can creatively and intentionally join forces with you in raising a well-rounded girl, consider Ivy Preparatory Academy. We would love to connect with you for a quick call or tour.

Are you the parent of a Clayton County elementary or middle school student who enjoys the arts? Consider enrolling your child at Utopian Academy for the Arts Charter School Network, a high-performing free public charter school network in Ellenwood. UAFA offers a creative environment that develops the academic and artistic talents of its students. Our rigorous curriculum is designed to produce scholars who are well-rounded and prepared to succeed in high school. UAFA arts classes are led by entertainment industry professionals. Some of our students and alumni have appeared on American Idol, feature films, and commercials. We're now enrolling for the 2021-22 school year. Visit us at utopianacademy.com or call 470-446-1070 for information.

Yi Hwang Academy of Language Excellence (YHALE) is a public charter school in Suwanee that offers English-Mandarin and English-Korean dual-language immersion programs from K-5. The cornerstone of the education program at Yi Hwang Academy of Language Excellence: ICM differentiated instruction, Singapore Math curriculum and dual-language immersion education. YHALE has a state-wide school zone so that any elementary school child who lives within the State of Georgia may enroll. (YHALE will offer grades K-5 for year 2020-2021.)