Special Needs Scholarship Information

  • Under the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) law passed in 2007 (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-2113), parent(s)/guardian(s) whose child meets the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship eligibility criteria now have the right to request a public school transfer to: 

    • Another public school within their district of residence; or
    • Another public school system outside their district of residence; or
    • To one of the three state schools for the blind or deaf (Only students with the primary exceptionality of visual impairment and/or individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may request a transfer to a State School).
    • A private school authorized to participate in the GSNS Program. Funds received through the GSNS Program can only be used to pay for tuition and fees at a private school authorized by the State Board of Education to participate in the program.


    Public School Choice Request Form



    Shelby Anderson
    Special Education Coordinator
    706-546-7721, Ext. 79525