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 115 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 Academy

We prepare students to be future changemakers using the Harvard-based EL Education model. Amana’s innovative, real-world STEM program shows kids there’s more in them than they think. Amana Academy North Fulton is a K-8 tuition-free public charter school open to all students who are eligible to attend Fulton County Schools.  Our newest campus​​​​​​​ in West Atlanta will open as a K-3 tuition-free public charter school, with all Georgia resident students eligible to enroll. 

Atlanta Smart Academy

Opening this fall for the 2021-22 school year, Atlanta Smart Academy’s mission is to use science, math, and the arts to develop all students into innovative solutionists. Serving students in grades 5-8, Atlanta SMART Academy is a conduit from elementary school to high school, where students develop the critical thinking skills to thrive in a constantly evolving society.

DeKalb Academy of Technology and the Environment

Built on the motto of “Learning with Relationships, Relevance and Rigor,” DeKalb Academy of Technology and the Environment, Inc. is a STEM AdvancEd accredited technology, environmental, and agricultural focused academy. Serving as a leading academy for K-8th grade in DeKalb County, D.A.T.E. offers a hands-on, problem-solving, inquiry-based integrated curriculum, providing students with a foundation for understanding the world and their place in it.

Georgia Cyber Academy

Georgia Cyber Academy is a statewide, tuition-free, online, accredited public charter school that is focused on student achievement. GCA provides a learning environment where students are empowered to reach their full academic potential through active participation in live interactive classes and an engaging curriculum that supports individualized and differentiated student learning paths.

Harriet Tubman School of Science and Technology

Harriet Tubman School of Science and Technology creates student academic success and lifelong career skills in tech and computer science for educationally disadvantaged students. Their data-driven model enables school leaders and the administrative team to close achievement gaps using real-time data.

International Charter School of Atlanta

The International Charter School of Atlanta (ICSAtlanta) provides students with an innovative public education experience. 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.

Ivy Preparatory Academy

Ivy Preparatory Academy fosters a culture of collaboration, passion for learning, integrity and servant leadership. They offer a college preparatory, single-gender educational option, and students receive an extended school day and school year with Culture Week, Saturday Academies and weekly homework support.

Atlanta Charter Schools

7 Pillars Career Academy

The Academy for Advanced Studies

Amana Academy

Amana Academy West Atlanta (opening in Aug. 2021)

Atlanta Classical Academy

Atlanta Heights Charter School

Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School

Atlanta Smart Academy

Bartow County College and Career Academy

Brighten Academy

BIA Charter School

Centennial Academy

Central Education Center

Chamblee Charter High School

Charles R. Drew Charter School

Chattahoochee Hills Charter School

Cherokee Charter Academy

The Community Academy for Architecture and Design Charter School

Coweta Charter Academy

DeKalb Academy of Technology and the Environment

DeKalb PATH Academy

DeKalb Preparatory 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

Harriet Tubman School of Science and Technology

International Academy of Smyrna

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

Liberty Tech Charter School

The Main Street Academy

The Museum School of Avondale Estates

New Life Academy of Excellence

North Metro Academy of Performing Arts

Odyssey Charter School

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

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