Thank you for your interest in CharterStart, a comprehensive program designed to provide foundational knowledge and technical assistance to charter petitioners in developing a quality charter school and writing a successful petition.
CharterStart is offered via two training routes to meet founding groups' needs:
1. CharterStart Program - full package including: - Workshop series (approximately 40 hours) - Webinars - Professional library and resources - 1 Year Consulting (max 40 hours) - Petition review - Budget/financial review - Mock interview - Grant review
2. Workshops and Services a la Carte - select from: - 10 training module choices - Petition review - Budget/financial review - Mock interview - General consulting - Grant review
CharterStart is a fee-based program, and participants must enter into a contractual agreement with The Georgia Charter Schools Association. Prices and description of the program modules can be found on GCSA's website at www.gacharters.org - Services tab - CharterStart.
CharterStart is generally offered twice per year (Fall and Spring). GCSA reserves the right to accept founding groups or to deny entrance into the program for any reason.
GCSA cannot guarantee petitions or grants will be approved by local, Commission, or state agencies. The purpose of the program is to provide a solid foundation in quality school development that increases the likelihood of authorization. Development of the school and negotiations with local, Commission, or state agencies remains the responsibility of the petitioner.