School Choice Options in Maryland

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)?


Maryland Celebrates National School Choice Week

School Choice Fair

January 22, 2017 at 1:00pm

Jewish Community Center - Auditorium, 5700 Park Heights Avenue - Baltimore, MD 21215

The School Choice Fair will host free informational tables focusing on educational alternatives, including charter schools, private schools, information on homeschooling, private school scholarships, legislative initiatives, and much more.

The H.O.P.E. Academy Celebrates School Choice

January 23, 2017

The H.O.P.E. Academy, 1808 Edison Highway - Baltimore, MD 21213

There will be a school assembly to celebrate school choice

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

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

Governor Larry Hogan has officially proclaimed January 22-28 2017 as "School Choice Week" in Maryland.

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

  • Thurmont
  • Seat Pleasant
  • Oakland
  • Town of Mount Airy
  • Forest Heights
  • Taneytown

For more information, read news releases about specific events planned for the Old Line 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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