School Choice Options in Iowa

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)?


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.


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

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