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.

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[Featured Charter Schools]

Amana Academy

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 Heights Charter School

Atlanta Heights is dedicated to developing students through accessible and rigorous instruction that empowers them to become their best. A well-rounded curriculum incorporates college-prep academics and a focus on moral character, preparing students for a lifetime of success. Serving K-8 students in the Atlanta Public Schools district.

Atlanta Smart Academy

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

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.

D.E.L.T.A. STEAM Academy

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.

Ethos Classical

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.

Fulton Leadership Academy

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.

Genesis Innovation Academy

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 Connections Academy

Georgia Connections Academy Charter School, serving grades 5-12, expands the ways children can learn while igniting their passions and helping them gain the life skills they need to thrive in the modern world. Designed for online learning, the curriculum not only meets educational standards, it engages students’ minds and hearts.

Georgia Cyber Academy

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.

International Charter Academy of Georgia

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.

International Charter School of Atlanta

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.

Ivy Preparatory Academy

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

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.

The Life School

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

Amana Academy West Atlanta (opening Fall 2022)

Atlanta Classical Academy

Atlanta Heights Charter School

Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School

Atlanta Smart Academy

Atlanta Unbound Academy

Bartow County College and Career Academy

Brighten Academy

BIA Charter School

Centennial Academy

Central Educational 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

D.E.L.T.A. Steam Academy

Douglas County College and Career Institute

Du Bois Integrity Academy

Ethos Classical Charter School

Fulton Academy of Science and Technology

Fulton Leadership Academy

Genesis Innovation Academy

George Walton Comprehensive High School

Georgia Connections Academy

Georgia Cyber Academy

The GLOBE Academy

Hapeville Charter Career Academy

International Academy of Smyrna

International Charter Academy of Georgia

International Charter School of Atlanta

International Community Schools

Ivy Preparatory Academy

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 Vision Academy

KIPP Vision Primary



Leadership Preparatory Academy

Liberation Academy (opening Fall 2022)

Liberty Tech Charter School

The Life School

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

Northwest Classical Academy

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)

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