• A charter school is a public school that operates under the terms of a charter (a contract), with an authorizer, such as the state and local boards of education.  Charter schools receive flexibility from certain state and local regulations in exchange for a high degree of accountability for raising student achievement.  Charter schools are held accountable by their authorizer(s) for upholding the terms of their charter.

    The following schools currently operate under a charter approved by the Henry County Board of Education and the Georgia State Board of Education: 
    • Academy for Advanced Studies
    • Hampton Elementary Charter School

    Click on the following link - Charter School Application Process - for information regarding the timeline and process for submitting charter school petitions to the Henry County Board of Education. 

    For assistance, please contact Dr. Carl Knowlton, Chief of Staff, at 770-957-6601 or carl.knowlton@henry.k12.ga.us.