General 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.


    Additional Special Needs Scholarship Eligibility Information can be found here.

    School Choice Application Information can be found here.

    Questions?

    Carla Fonseca
    Student Registration Coordinator
    fonsecac@clarke.k12.ga.us
    706-546-7721, Ext. 79611
    Para español, llame al 706-546-7721, Ext. 79611