The DeKalb County School District is now accepting “Letters of Intent” for the Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 Charter School Petition Cycles from Start-Up or Renewal Petitioners until Tuesday, January 8, 2020. The district’s deadline to accept letters of Intent for the 2019 petition cycles was Wednesday, January 8, 2019.

Petition Review

The Georgia charter schools law provides the means to organize a charter public school subject to an academic or vocational performance-based contract approved by both the state and local boards of education.

A group of people (educators, parents, community leaders, or others) write the charter plan (i.e. charter contract) describing the school’s guiding principles, governance structure, and applicable accountability measures. Specific goals and operating procedures for the charter school are detailed in an agreement (or “charter”) between the school system, state department of education, and charter organizers. The charter contract often exempts the school from agreed upon state and local rules, regulations, policies, and procedures and from certain provisions of Title 20 of Georgia law.


DeKalb High School for Accelerated Learning

The Spence Institute of Leadership and Learning

Destiny Achievers Academy of Excellence (Start-Up Renewal)

DeKalb Academy of Technology & Environment (Start-Up Renewal)

Chamblee Conversion Charter High School (Conversion Renewal)

Peachtree Charter Middle School (Conversion Renewal)


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Start-Up Charter Schools

Conversion Charter Schools

This is an existing public school that has converted from a traditional school to a charter school. These schools are housed in traditional public school facilities.


  • Marcia Campbell
    Administrative Assistant
  • Charter Schools, School Governance & Flexibility