What Is School Choice

Public School Open Enrollment allows parents to choose the best public school for their child, regardless of where that school is located or where they live.

Public Charter Schools are independent public schools that are allowed the freedom to be more innovative, while being held strictly accountable for improving student achievement.

Magnet Schools are public schools that are operated by a school district but specialize in a specific theme usually not found in a traditional public school.

Private School Choice programs give parents the ability to utilize the public funds associated with their child’s education to choose a private school. These programs take many forms including education savings accounts, school vouchers, and tax credit scholarship programs.

Virtual Schools are Internet-based academies that teach students through a rigorous online curriculum. These schools may be state-operated, district-run, charter schools, or private schools.

Homeschooling is the process of parents educating their children at home. Many homeschooling families participate in local or regional homeschooling groups to augment in-home learning.