School Choice Options in California

Public School Open Enrollment

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


Public Charter Schools

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


Public Magnet Schools

State permits public magnet and theme-based schools?


Online Learning

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


Private School Choice

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


Homeschooling Freedom

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


California Celebrates National School Choice Week

Unite for California Students

January 22, 2017

Seal Beach, California

We are launching a 4 part video series with Prager University, starting with our first video scheduled to launch on 1/22.


January 25, 2017

Hemet, California, California

Our music teacher has prepared the dance with our K-2 students who's parents will come for a fun event and to watch their students dance and a few students will speak about why they love our school.

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

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

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

  • Hanford
  • Sandy Creek
  • Adelanto
  • Redwood City
  • West Hollywood
  • Buena Park
  • Chino Hills
  • Manteca
  • Oceanside
  • Dublin
  • Concord
  • Covina
  • Palm Desert
  • Tracy
  • Victorville
  • San Ramon
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Hesperia
  • Los Angeles
  • Madera
  • Stanislaus
  • Riverside
  • Amador
  • Newark
  • El Dorado
  • Glenn
  • San Diego
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Monte Sereno
  • Coachella

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

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

Spread the Word

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