1802 Bailey Ave,
Chattanooga, TN 37404
P: (423) 702-7230
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A charter school is created and organized by a community group and given special permission by the Local Educational Authority (Hamilton County Department of Education) to operate in the district. Charter schools operate differently. They may use a different grading system, teaching approaches, discipline strategies, or hold longer school hours and/or a longer school year. Charter schools receive public funds, but must also raise private funds to cover expenses such as building and transportation costs, as well as any other special program or equipment required.
The Tennessee legislature passed legislation in July 2011 that opened up charter school eligibility requirements. Any female student eligible for promotion in grades 6-12 and living in Hamilton County is eligible to attend CGLA.
There is a lottery only if there are more applicants than spaces available for either the school or a single grade.
No, there are many girls at CGLA who are proficient or advanced, but they have attended or are zoned for a High Priority School or have chosen to enroll at CGLA based on Tennessee’s new charter school regulations which open eligibility to any grade-appropriate girl in Hamilton County.
Yes, transportation is provided, but is limited.
CGLA is a public charter school; there is no tuition fee.
Yes, uniforms will be required on the first day of school.
CGLA does not require parental volunteer hours. We will, however, set forth the expectation that all CGLA parents/guardians regularly participate/attend various functions in support of their student.
Yes! CGLA launched an athletics program in fall 2011 and offers competitive basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, and track & field teams.
Because girls have different learning needs than boys, CGLA was created with girls in mind and specifically what girls need to be successful.
Only you can answer that question. We are confident that you know what is best for your daughter.
You will be notified following the close of the application period. This notification will let you know if your daughter is eligible, or if a lottery is required. If a lottery is necessary, a lottery date will be included in your letter and posted on the CGLA website.
The first step is to submit a completed application. Make sure that your contact information is correct and updated if needed. Wait for the close of the application period to find out if a lottery is required. If there is a lottery, plan on attending. If your daughter’s lottery ID number is selected, your student would have a spot. If your daughter is not selected in the lottery she will be placed on the waiting list.
You may still submit an application for admission. If your daughter is eligible she will be placed on the waiting list.