School Choice Options in Texas

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)?


Texas Celebrates National School Choice Week

Texas Coalition School Choice Rally

January 24, 2017 at 10:00am

1100 Congress Ave Austin, TX 78701

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

Annual STEM and International Festival

January 21, 2017 at 6pm

Kirby Icehouse, 3333 Eastside St, Houston, TX 77098

Ric Campo, Chairman of the Houston Super Bowl Committee and CEO of Camden Properties, will address 250 rising professionals in Houston about the importance of school choice and how they can help and get engaged to support expanding choice in Houston.

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

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

Governor Greg Abbott has officially proclaimed January 22-28 2017 as "School Choice Week" in Texas.

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

  • Anthony
  • Shenandoah
  • Burnet
  • Colorado City
  • Honey Grove
  • Irving
  • Woodville
  • Lyford
  • Sachse
  • Marion
  • Manor
  • Tahoka
  • Combes
  • Friendswood
  • Trinity
  • Hamlin
  • San Benito
  • Mexia
  • Brazoria
  • Combine
  • Balch Springs
  • New Boston
  • Italy
  • Nacogdoches
  • Hackberry
  • Tomball
  • Midland
  • Nocona
  • Terrell
  • Lynn
  • Collin
  • Shackelford
  • Medina
  • Cleveland
  • Ferris
  • Caldwell
  • Hillsboro
  • Tyler

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