2021 Guide to Top Charter Schools in the Atlanta Area
Charter schools are tuition-free public schools offering a specialized focus. A charter school may help your child grow his talents. Charter schools are autonomous and allowed to make their own decisions. Georgia has 116 charter schools, according to the Georgia Department of Education. This guide can help you find the perfect charter school in metro Atlanta for your child and his interests.
Check out why Atlanta parents chose to enroll their child in a charter school.
[Featured Charter Schools]
Amana’s innovative program prepares students to be 21st-century STEM leaders. The North Fulton campus serves students zoned for Fulton County Schools in grades K-8; the West Atlanta campus (opening Aug. 2022) serves grades K-3 and is open to all Georgia residents.
Atlanta Smart Academy’s mission is to use science, math, and the arts to develop all students into innovative solutionists. Opening in fall 2021, the school will serve students in grades 5-8; applications are open to all Georgia students.
Atlanta Unbound Academy mirrors the experience of Historically Black Colleges and Universities by providing a rigorous, empowering, and culturally relevant education to students in Atlanta. Open to students grades K-8 who reside in Georgia.
Students at D.E.L.T.A. STEAM Academy are taught through the Engineering Design Process, infused with performing arts and character development. Serving grades K-8 in the communities of Douglas, South Fulton, South Cobb and the Douglass Cluster of APS.
With an emphasis on the humanities and the arts, tailored small group instruction and two teachers per classroom, Ethos Classical provides an extraordinary education to scholars in grades K-5. Open to students in Atlanta Public Schools and Fulton County Schools.
Georgia’s first single-gender public charter school for boys uses research-driven methods and a focus on STEM education, teaching young men to be global citizens and community leaders. For students in grades 6-12 in the Clayton County, Fulton County and Atlanta Public School Systems.
Offering single-gender academies for boys and girls, Genesis Innovation Academy scholars are viewed as intelligent individuals who are capable of investigating, discovering and thinking about solutions to many problems on their own. Serving grades K-10; open to all Georgia students.
Georgia Cyber Academy provides 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. Serving grades K-12; open to all Georgia students.
HTCSAT employs data-driven instruction partnered with researched-based teaching strategies that target students’ needs, positioning them for strong academic growth and inspiring well-rounded technological citizens. Serving students K-5 zoned for Atlanta Public Schools.
ICAGeorgia is a Japanese-English Dual Language Immersion school, providing rigorous academic instruction aimed at broadening students’ horizons so they may become global citizens who promote peace around the world. Serving students K-5; open to all Georgia students.
ICSAtlanta offers dual language immersion (DLI) in French, German, Mandarin, and Spanish, with students in grades K-5 spending at least 50% of their day learning in their target language. Serving grades K-8; open to all students in the state of Georgia.
Georgia’s first state public charter school for girls, Ivy Prep Academy provides a STREAM curriculum, college-preparatory education in a culture of collaboration, integrity, and servant leadership. Serving grades K-8; open to students zoned for DeKalb County Schools and Atlanta Public Schools.
Liberty Tech Charter School challenges students to become critical thinkers about relevant real-world issues, empowering them to be knowledgeable, wise, and virtuous individuals that are ready to face and change the world. Open to all Georgia students in K-8.
At this innovative Atlanta high school, students learn through interactive projects, off-campus experiences, professional internships, project-based courses, and student-run businesses. Learning is driven by student interests and goals in a real-world, personalized, and exploration-focused experience.
Atlanta Charter Schools
7 Pillars Career Academy
The Academy for Advanced Studies
Amana Academy West Atlanta (opening Fall 2022)
Atlanta Classical Academy
Atlanta Heights Charter School
Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School
Bartow County College and Career Academy
BIA Charter School
Central Education Center
Chamblee Charter High School
Charles R. Drew Charter School
Chattahoochee Hills Charter School
Cherokee Charter Academy
Coweta Charter Academy
DeKalb Academy of Technology and the Environment
DeKalb Brilliance Academy (opening Fall 2022)
DeKalb PATH Academy
DeKalb Preparatory Academy
Douglas County College and Career Institute
Du Bois Integrity Academy
Fulton Academy of Science and Technology
George Walton Comprehensive High School
Georgia Connections Academy
The GLOBE Academy
Hapeville Charter Career Academy
International Academy of Smyrna
International Community Schools
Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy
The Kindezi School at Old Fourth Ward
The Kindezi School West
The Kindezi School at Gideons
KIPP Atlanta Collegiate
KIPP South Fulton Academy
KIPP STRIVE Academy
KIPP STRIVE Primary
KIPP Vision Academy
KIPP Vision Primary
KIPP WAYS Academy
KIPP WAYS Primary
Leadership Preparatory Academy
Liberation Academy (opening Fall 2022)
The Main Street Academy
Miles Ahead Charter School (opening Fall 2022)
The Museum School of Avondale Estates
New Life Academy of Excellence
North Metro Academy of Performing Arts
Odyssey Charter School
Peace Academy (opening Fall 2022)
Peachtree Charter Middle School
Resurgence Hall Charter School
The R.I.S.E. Schools
Rockdale Career Academy
Skyview High School
SLAM Academy of Atlanta
Tapestry Public Charter School
Utopian Academy for the Arts
Wesley International Academy
Westside Atlanta Charter School
Yi Hwang Academy of Language Excellence
ZEST Preparatory Academy (opening Fall 2022)