School Choice Options in Iowa

Public School Open Enrollment

State allows parents to choose any traditional public school for their child, regardless of location?

PARTIAL

Public Charter Schools

State has a charter school law allowing for the creation of charter schools?

YES

Public Magnet Schools

State permits public magnet and theme-based schools?

YES

Online Learning

State offers free, full-time online academies, either run by the state or independent organization?

YES

Private School Choice

State offers a private school choice scholarship or tax deduction program?

YES

Homeschooling Freedom

Parents are free to educate their children at home (homeschooling)?

YES
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Iowa Celebrates National School Choice Week

Iowa Coalition School Choice Rally

January 25, 2017 at 10:00am

600 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50319

Governor Branstad, Students, Teachers, and School Choice Supporters from across the state are hosting a rally to share their message with Iowa: School Choice Works!

For all events check out Iowa'sMaster Events Lists Go!

Iowa Leadership Makes It Official
January 22-28 2017 is School Choice Week

Governor Terry Branstad has officially proclaimed January 22-28 2017 as "School Choice Week" in Iowa.

Officials in the following cities and counties have officially proclaimed January 22-28, 2017 School Choice Week:

  • Grimes
  • Polk City
  • Council Bluffs
  • Webster City
  • Milford
  • Davenport
  • Maquoketa
  • Burlington
  • Calmar
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Melcher-Dallas
  • Monona
  • Dallas
  • Jackson
  • Perry

For more information, read news releases about specific events planned for the Hawkeye State.

Partners

Want More?

Members of the media can request a list of school leaders in their state, who can discuss their participation in National School Choice Week by contacting Shelby Doyle at shelby@schoolchoiceweek.com

Spread the Word

Download and share these Iowa School Choice week graphics on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to let your friends and family know you're celebrating school choice!