The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) Program allows parents school choice for special needs students attending Georgia public schools who are served under an IEP.

Once eligibility for the GSNS program has been established, a parent/guardian has the right to request a transfer from a student’s current public school to:

  • Another public school within their district of residence; or
  • Another public school district outside their district of residence; or
  • One of the three state schools for the blind or deaf; or
  • A private school authorized to participate in the GSNS Program.

Funds cannot be used to pay the costs of out of district tuition, charter schools, or other options available under public school choice.

For more information, please go to the Georgia Department of Education website.

Should you have additional questions, please contact the Special Education Department at (770) 534-1080.