State Charter Schools Enrolling New Students for 2021-22

State charter schools offer innovative, high-quality public education for Georgia's children! They are always tuition-free and open to all students in their attendance zones. Some schools are open to all Georgia students, regardless of where they live. State charter schools strive to provide education responsive to their students' needs.

Please visit each school's website to learn more about admissions. Click HERE for a full list of Georgia's 39 state charter schools, including virtual schools. Visit schools' websites for the most updated information on enrollment and openings for Fall 2021.

The Academy for Classical Education is a public charter school in Macon focused on establishing high expectations for student work, behavior and achievement. ACE students work a demanding schedule each day and continue that work at night and during the summers but are well prepared for their future. Students at ACE develop an appreciation for the learning process that enables them to build academic stamina. Parents interested in applying to ACE for their child should complete the pre-admission application found at www.acemacon.org under the "About Us" tab. All applications enter the lottery process which will be held February 26th at 10:00 a.m. Parents will receive an email with the results of the lottery.

Opening Fall 2021! Amana Academy - West Atlanta Campus is powered by the Harvard-based EL Education model. Our learner-centered, research-based approach meets all students where they are. Through rigor, social-emotional support, and STEM programming, it grows them faster than other schools into high-achieving collaborative citizen scholars. Amana is a place where students feel like they belong and can thrive. We celebrate students and students celebrate each other. From morning Crew to after-school enrichment clubs; and from Community Circle and friendly House competitions to end-of-semester Celebrations of Learning, Student Life at Amana is culturally rich and globally inclusive. Now enrolling in grades K-3 for the 2021-2022 school year.

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.

Opening Fall 2021! Atlanta SMART Academy is now enrolling 5th, 6th and 7th grades. ASA is located in SW Atlanta serving students residing all over GA. We build innovative solutionists using project based learning, daily arts classes, an advanced science and math curriculum and an unwavering focus on high academic growth. Students are guided by experienced and enthusiastic educators to develop the creativity and competence to thrive in high school, college and career. Every student receives a laptop, a teacher advisor and support to reach their greatest potential. For more information or to apply, visit our website or call us at (706) 432-1773.

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.

Coweta Charter Academy is a tuition-free public charter school serving grades kindergarten through eighth grade focusing on the student, as a whole - academically, socially, and emotionally in a safe learning environment. Each student is challenged to achieve their full potential while meeting the student's needs. Coweta Charter Academy serves students in Coweta, Meriwether, and Spalding County.

D.E.L.T.A. STEAM Academy is a new STEAM immersion K-8 school where our vision is to be the BEST in the country at producing the next generation of culturally conscious, critical, and creative thinkers. Our students receive a rigorous education taught through the Engineering Design Process infused with performing arts and character development. Additionally, our social studies curriculum is taught through an African American lens to ensure a well-rounded view of American History. We serve the communities of Douglas, South Fulton, South Cobb and the Douglass Cluster of APS. Enroll today and join us in making HISTORY!

Looking for an extraordinary education for your child? Apply to Ethos Classical today! We build school culture around common, research-based values and offer a highly structured school environment, balancing the rigor of educational excellence with the joy that comes from high achievement. Open Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year runs from October 1st, 2020 – March 5, 2021. All applications submitted within this window will be included in our lottery for kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and fifth grade seats.

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 offers a cutting-edge curriculum designed by Dr. Gavin Samms, Head of Schools and founding member of Harvard’s Education Innovation Laboratory (EdLabs). Our approach is centered around our E5 core: Economics, Ethics, Engineering, Expression and Entrepreneurship. At Genesis, we don’t teach to the test or drill our scholars on worksheets; we focus on what scholars can create and equip them with the skills they need to grow as leaders and innovators. We’re now accepting applications with a unique opportunity to join our inaugural high school class.
Genesis Innovation Academy - Girls Academy offers a cutting-edge curriculum designed by Dr. Gavin Samms, Head of Schools and founding member of Harvard’s Education Innovation Laboratory (EdLabs). Our approach is centered around our E5 core: Economics, Ethics, Engineering, Expression and Entrepreneurship. At Genesis, we don’t teach to the test or drill our scholars on worksheets; we focus on what scholars can create and equip them with the skills they need to grow as leaders and innovators. We’re now accepting applications with a unique opportunity to join our inaugural high school class.

Georgia Connections Academy (GACA) is a tuition-free 5–12 public online school in Georgia that students attend from home. GACA brings a fully accredited public education directly to your family’s door—anywhere in the state of Georgia. We share a common goal with parents: to ensure that students become productive, successful, and confident adults. GACA’s full-time online school helps students build on their individual strengths and interests in a setting that is safe and connected to a larger community. Our teachers are talented, passionate, certified, and specially trained to excel in online teaching. Enroll here: https://www.connectionsacademy.com/enroll

Georgia Cyber Academy is a tuition-free, fully online accredited public charter school serving students in grades K-12 throughout the state of Georgia. We provide an online learning environment where students are empowered to reach their full academic potential through live interactive classes and an engaging curriculum that supports individualized learning paths. Our open enrollment period begins on February 16th. Let us bring school to you! https://www.georgiacyber.org/

Harriet Tubman School of Science & Tech is a rigorous K-5 state charter school serving students zoned for Atlanta Public Schools. As Georgia’s first elementary computer science school, HTCSAT builds a close-knit student-centered community. The school employs data-driven instruction partnered with research-based teaching strategies that target students’ needs, positioning them for strong academic growth. HTCSAT’s young computer scientists are inspired to become well-rounded technological citizens. Apply now! Spaces are limited! harriettubmancsat.schoolmint.net/signup

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 to a diverse international community so that they may become global citizens who promote peace around the world. ICAGeorgia offers our Dual Language program in English and Japanese. 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. Enrollment for the 2021-2022 is now open for grades K-5. Please visit our website to register through Lotterease today! www.internationalcharteracademy.org/admissions

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.

At Liberty Tech, we know and value the importance of character education.  In addition to a strong academic program, our students are given the opportunity to engage in programs that aim to strengthen their personal characters. The Liberty Tech approach of constructivism allows students to construct their understanding of the world by reflecting on authentic learning experiences.  While still maintaining a commitment to the Georgia Standards of Excellence, this approach forgoes a one-size-fits-all mentality and allows teachers to design specific learning opportunities for individual students.  A Liberty Tech classroom is Active, Reflective, Collaborative, Inquiry-Based, and Personalized. We want to enable our students to become caring and responsible individuals by teaching them how to make and act on wise decisions. We are now accepting applications for the lottery through February 12th at 3:00 p.m. See libertytechcharter.org for details!

Mountain Education Charter High School is a non-traditional evening program with 18 locations across North Georgia. MECHS offers a full range of high school courses for grades 9-12. Tuition is 100% free for full-time students. All courses are self-paced, so students can take as much time as they need to complete their coursework successfully. Graduates of MECHS earn an accredited high school diploma and must complete all state requirements for graduation. Virtual options are available for students who wish to work at home. Whatever the reason, MECHS can help students build a better future with a high school diploma. For more enrollment information, please visit https://www.mymec.org/about/how-to-enroll.

Resurgence Hall Charter School is a tuition-free K-8 public charter school located in East Point, GA open to families zoned for Fulton County Schools or Atlanta Public Schools. We are committed to providing families a values-based school community with a focus on academic success for every scholar. In fact, we are the only A-rated school south of I-20, and we are proud to be in the top 5% of all public schools in the state! We are now accepting applications for K-4th for the upcoming school year online at resurgencehall.org.

Opening Fall 2021! Savannah Exploratory Charter Academy is set to open in August of 2021 for children in kindergarten through 4th grade. SECA will offer a unique, project-based curriculum which allows for more hands-on, active learning fostering problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and communication for all students. By leveraging Savannah’s rich history and resources including a wide variety of opportunities such as the arts and entertainment industry, the ports, aerospace, the military, and marine sciences, SECA will cement itself in the community while engaging students in unique opportunities. Learn more online! www.secawise.org

SAIL (School for Arts-Infused Learning) offers a unique educational experience where we utilize arts-infusion to teach academic standards and academic standards to teach arts standards (music, visual art, dance, drama, and Kinesiology). For the 2021-22 school year, the application window will open beginning January 4, 2021 at 9am and close February 5, 2021 at 8:00am. If a lottery is needed, it will be held on February 5, 2021 at 9:00am. Visit www.sailga.org for more information!

At Scintilla Charter Academy, our strength comes from a collective focus to reimagine education for our scholars in the changing world in which we live. We strive to combine the best educational practices with the most current innovative approaches to learning. It is our desire to create an educational community of creative, joyful, compassionate learners who courageously use innovative thinking to grow up to become active contributors to building a better world. SCA's open application window will take place from January 1, 2021 to January 31, 2021. SCA serves scholars in kindergarten through sixth grade who reside in Lowndes or Brooks County. Scintilla is a free public school. For complete information regarding the school, please visit www.scintillacharteracademy.com.

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.)