SCHOOL CHOICE IN GEORGIA
THE EDUCATION LANDSCAPE IN GEORGIA
GCO has been involved in the school choice movement for more than a decade. In recent years, GCO helped to create and secure the passage of Georgia’s Special Needs Scholarships and Tuition Tax Credit programs. In 2012, GCO was instrumental in getting the Georgia Charter School amendment passed.
Every child is different – which is why families should have a variety of options when deciding how to educate their children. The goal of school choice is to ensure families have quality educational options – including traditional public school, public charter school, private school (including tax credit and special needs scholarship participants), online education, homeschool, and hybrid school – that will help their children learn and grow.
Education Savings Accounts–the latest innovation in educational choice programs sweeping the country. Find out more about Educational Savings Accounts by clicking below.
Allowing parents to decide where their children attend school.
SCHOOL CHOICE AVAILABLE IN GEORGIA
TUITION TAX CREDIT
SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOLARSHIP
PUBLIC SCHOOL TRANSFERS
EXPANDING SCHOOL CHOICE
In the 2022 Legislative Session, Georgia Legislators considered a bill that would have opened the door for ALL kids to have access to state funds for school. This plan would have been a vital first step in educational access in our state.
EDUCATION IN GEORGIA
Key Points Georgia's recent growth could be halted because it's falling behind other states who are increasingly offering families more and more choices in K-12 education. Georgia lawmakers have another chance this year at passing ESAs. Georgia’s public schools are...
This year, the Georgia Legislature is poised to once again consider creating Education Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) for families statewide. These scholarships would allocate funds to allow parents to choose the best educational option for their child’s unique needs.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has issued a proclamation declaring January 22-28 as National School Choice Week. The Georgia Center for Opportunity's (GCO) take: "Parents are demanding more options in education, spurred on by the seismic changes we've seen in K-12 schools...
SCHOOL CHOICE RESOURCES
School Choice Handbook
Georgia Center for Opportunity’s School Choice Handbook serves as a reference for anyone seeking school choice options for Public Charter Schools, Special Needs Scholarships, Tax Credit Scholarships, and Public School Transfers. In this handbook you will find helpful information on how to apply for the above options and where to find additional resources online.
Georgia Parents Alliance
The Georgia Parents Alliance (GPA) is a growing group of engaged parents who support school choice and reform. The GPA strives to expand opportunities to every family and empower parents to make the best education choices for their child.