School Choice Options in North Carolina

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)?


North Carolina Celebrates National School Choice Week

Shaftesbury Society

January 23, 2017 at 12pm.

200 West Morgan Street, Suite 200 - Raleigh, NC 27601

Shaftesbury Society is a regular gathering of business leaders, attorneys, policymakers, and academics.

Enrollment Information Night

January 24

2418 Ellis Road - Durham, NC 27703

Families will discover how our personalized teaching meets the unique needs of each child. We will discuss how we bring moral focus lessons into every school day and provide details about our academic and enrichment programs. Families will also meet our leadership and connect with other families.

For all events check out North Carolina'sMaster Events Lists Go!

North Carolina 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:

  • Bethel
  • Lake Lure
  • Mint Hill
  • Garysburg
  • Wesley Chapel
  • Morehead City
  • Clemmons
  • Harrisburg
  • Mount Olive
  • Enfield
  • Goldsboro
  • West Jefferson
  • Charlotte
  • Raeford
  • Union
  • Pasquotank
  • Hope Mills
  • Madison
  • Ramseur

For more information, read news releases about specific events planned for the Tar Heel 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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