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Utopian Academy For The Arts| Georgia Approved Charter Middle School » FAQs


  • FAQWhat is the difference between a charter school and a traditional public school?››

    Two words can help distinguish charter schools from traditional public schools: autonomy and flexibility. Charter schools are governed, not by a local board of education, but by an autonomous non-profit board of directors, and they receive flexibility from certain state and local rules and regulations in exchange for a higher level of accountability. Charter schools use this flexibility to implement innovative or unique programs, in order to provide educational options to parents and students that are not typically available in the traditional public schools.

  • FAQHow do I find out if my child has been accepted?››

    All families that have submitted registration forms are added to our email distribution list. In the event we receive more than 300 registration forms, by charter school law, we have to conduct a public lottery (which will be held in June). As we get closer to 300 students students pre-registered, we will inform all families of the lottery details. However, in the event there is no lottery needed, all families that submit registration forms will be kept in the loop via email on details for full enrollment details.

  • FAQWill Transportation be Provided?››

    Unfortunately, bus service transportation will not be available for this upcoming school year. Parents will be responsible for getting their children to and from school everyday.

    The leadership team will help to connect families from nearby communities and neighborhoods so that they may create a carpool system



  • FAQIs it too late to apply? Is there a registration deadline ?››

    It’s not too late to submit a registration form for this upcoming school year.

    This is an open enrollment period, so registration forms will be continuously accepted.

  • FAQ››

    There are a total of 175 calendar days this school year.

  • FAQWill an Audition be Required for UAFA?››

    No, there are no academic and/or artistic requirements for admission at Utopian Academy for the Arts.  Utopian Academy for the Arts is a school of choice.



  • FAQHow many Charter Schools Are there in Clayton County and Georgia ?››

    There are currently two charter schools in Clayton County: Utopian Academy for the Arts and DuBois Integrity Academy (K-5th grade). There are currently 110 charter schools in the state of Georgia. (Source: GCSA)

  • FAQWhat is the difference between a charter school and a traditional public school?››

    Two words can help distinguish charter schools from traditional public schools: autonomy and flexibility. Charter schools are governed, not by a local board of education, but by an autonomous non-profit board of directors, and they receive flexibility from certain state and local rules and regulations in exchange for a higher level of accountability. Charter schools use this flexibility to implement innovative or unique programs, in order to provide educational options to parents and students that are not typically available in the traditional public schools.

  • FAQ››

    In Georgia, charter schools can be authorized by local school districts or state-level entities. In most charter school cases, the authorizer is generally the local school district. Schools that are denied a charter by their local school district may seek authorization through the State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC).

    Charters are generally granted for five years, but they can also be shorter. At the end of the term, the authorizer may renew the school’s contract. Charter schools are accountable to their authorizer, as well as to the students and families they serve. Charter schools are required to produce positive academic results and adhere to the charter contract in order to remain open. Charter schools must also follow state and federal public school laws.