SCA Lottery



SCA Lottery

The annual lottery for Savannah Classical Academy is now closed. Applicants may join the waitlist for the 2023-2024 school year by visiting this link.

SCA’s supportive and well-structured environment leads to excellent academic results. Compared to other area public schools, SCA students’ achievement results outscored the county public school system on all twenty-two state assessments.

Experiential learning, successful student outcomes, and high expectations for student behavior supported by many co-curricular options, demonstrates why our free public charter school is a great investment in our community and a best choice for families.


2023-24 SCA Lottery

The window for 2023-24 lottery applications is now closed. Families may join the waitlist for the 2023-24 school year at the link below.

Why SCA?

  • Rated a top performing school by the Georgia Accrediting Commission
  • Student testing scores outperform most county schools
  • No academic performance requirements for admittance
  • A variety of excellent co-curricular options
  • Focus on a classical and well-rounded education
  • Engaging and academic coursework
  • Overseen by a board of parents and community members
  • Free to attend


Savannah Classical Academy is a public charter school serving residents of Chatham County. Therefore, there is no tuition.

SCA does not discriminate against any student on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender or disability. Students are not selected on the basis of ability. SCA is a public, nonsectarian, nonreligious, nonprofit school organized and operated under Georgia State laws.

SCA operates under one county-wide attendance zone. If SCA receives more applications than seats available in a grade level, students are admitted by a lottery process as mandated by state and federal law.

Five Star Climate

2014 Five-Star Climate Rating

(1 of only 5 out of 54 schools in the county school system)

Top Accreditation

In October 2022, SCA was awarded the highest possible rating by the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC).

Academic Excellence

SCA outscored the county school system in all 23 common state assessments.
Source: 2022 GMAS

Highly Rated

Voted 2nd Best Public School in Savannah
Source: Savannah Magazine 2015

Admissions Information

Learn about the admissions process at Savannah Classical Academy.