School Choice Options in Minnesota

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)?


Minnesota Celebrates National School Choice Week

Minnesota Coalition School Choice Rally in Minneapolis

January 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Minnesota Capitol, 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, St Paul, MN 55155

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

Cologne Academy Expo & Outstanding Student Assembly

January 26, 2017

Cologne Academy 1221 Village Parkway - Cologne, MN 55322

The EXPO is a night where the school "shows off" our special content areas. As a Core Knowledge school, Art and Music are core content classes. Cologne Academy also teaches Spanish to all K-8 students. The EXPO highlights K-8 art work with an art show, K-4 Spanish performance programs, 5th-8th grade Spanish projects, 5th and 7th grade Science Fair, and 6th and 8th grade History Fair. On Friday we have our monthly OSA (outstanding student assembly). At the January OSA will have the whole school dance. We incorporate the SCW dance into our phy ed dance unit and our rhythm unit in music.

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

Minnesota 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:

  • Crosslake
  • Wadena
  • New Ulm
  • Long Prairie
  • Hubbard
  • Ely
  • North Mankato
  • Douglas
  • Coleraine

For more information, read news releases about specific events planned for the North Star 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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