The mission of Scintilla Charter Academy is to increase student achievement and develop social responsibility through educational innovations in a safe community of involved families and educators.


Scintilla Charter Academy was awarded its charter in 2014 and operates under the authority of the State Charter Schools Commission. The State Charter Schools Commission holds SCA accountable in the areas of high student academic achievement, sound financial management, and organizational stability. The definition of the word scintilla is a tiny spark. The goal of Scintilla Charter Academy is to ignite a spark in our scholars as we inspire in them a love for learning.

Charter schools are free public schools open to any child who resides in the school’s attendance zone. Since SCA opened in August 2015 as a K-4  school, the school has expanded vertically to add additional grade levels. At this time, any child in kindergarten through seventh grade who resides in SCA’s attendance zone of Valdosta, Lowndes County, and Brooks County may apply to attend Scintilla. Eighth grade will be added in the 2022-2023 school year.  SCA is open to students of all ability levels, including but not limited to special education, gifted students, and English Language Learners.