School Choice Options in South 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)?


South Carolina Celebrates National School Choice Week

South Carolina Coalition School Choice Rally

January 25, 2017 at 12:00pm

1703 Taylor St. Columbia, SC 29201

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

SC Education Kick-Off School Tour

January 23, 2017

Palmetto Promise Institute, Charleston Charter School for Math & Science, 1002 King Street - Charleston, SC 29403

U.S. Senator Tim Scott will tour the school and speak to a student assembly to celebration National School Choice Week.

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

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

Governor Harry McMaster has officially proclaimed January 22-28 2017 as "School Choice Week" in South Carolina.

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

  • Pine Ridge
  • Hanahan
  • Greenville
  • Barnwell
  • Liberty
  • Blythewood
  • Hardeeville
  • Inman
  • Easley
  • McCormick
  • Dillon
  • Lancaster
  • Darlington
  • Beaufort
  • Greenville
  • Mount Pleasant

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