Event State: Missouri

Missouri Governor Mike Parson issues a proclamation recognizing January 21-27, 2024 as Missouri School Choice Week

There are a variety of school choice options available for many of the 1.4 million children living in Missouri. Families in Missouri can choose from traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling.

If you’re a parent looking for school choice options for your child head to our Missouri State Guide.

National School Choice Week (NSCW) informs, inspires, and empowers parents to discover the K-12 education options available for their children, including traditional public, charter, magnet, online, private, and homeschooling.

Every January, tens of thousands of schools, organizations, and individuals plan unique events and activities to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options in their communities.  The Week is a project of the nonpartisan, nonpolitical National School Choice Awareness Foundation.

Waldo Water Tower in Kansas City, Missouri

From Alaska to New York, America will light up in yellow and red to raise awareness about K-12 education opportunities during National School Choice Week 2024! (January 21–27, 2024).

WHAT: Waldo Water Tower, Kansas City

WHERE: 75th Street and Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64131

WHEN: All week from January 21-27, 2024, from dusk to dawn

Close to 3 dozen iconic landmarks or notable buildings will light up in red and yellow for the Week. The landmarks’ sparkling red and yellow lights will play a role in the festivities for National School Choice Week 2024. Families are invited to capture pictures of the landmarks’ lights––or their own at-home red and yellow light displays––to share on social media using #SchoolChoiceWeek

View a complete and up-to-date list of landmarks shining a light on learning during National School Choice Week.

National School Choice Week (NSCW) informs, inspires, and empowers parents to discover the K-12 education options available for their children, including traditional public, charter, magnet, online, private, and homeschooling.

Every January, tens of thousands of schools, organizations, and individuals plan unique events and activities to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options in their communities.  The Week is a project of the nonpartisan, nonpolitical National School Choice Awareness Foundation.

The Impact of Options – Celebrating All Missouri Schools

The Impact of Options – Celebrating All Missouri Schools

When:


Wed, January 24, 2024

at

11:45 am

1:00 pm

CST

What:


Join us at the Missouri State Capitol from 11:45am – 1:00pm on January 24th for “The Impact of Options – Celebrating All Missouri Schools”. This coalition event is jointly hosted by Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri, Missouri Charter Public Schools Association, Show Me KC Schools, and Outreach Christian Schools and will feature representation from many of Missouri’s educational options! We will bring over 500 students from all over the state to the Missouri State Capitol to meet with legislators and share what school choice means to them. This event will highlight many of our state’s educational options and the opportunities they offer to families. Featuring student and parent speakers, this event will be an exciting opportunity for students to learn about the state capitol, and for legislators to hear from students, families and educators about the importance of school choice!

Who:


This event is hosted by Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri Missouri Charter Public Schools AssociationShow Me KC SchoolsOutreach Christian EducationQuality Schools Coalition, National Coalition for Public School Options, and Activate STL

Where:


Missouri State Capitol – Rotunda

201 W Capitol Ave.

Jefferson City

,

MO

68102

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Kansas City School Open House Day

Kansas City School Open House Day

When:


Sat, January 27, 2024

at

11:00 am

12:00 pm

CST

What:


Join Show Me KC Schools on January 27th for their annual School Saturday to celebrate National School Choice Awareness Week! During this citywide school open house, participating schools will open their doors to host tours, highlight student projects and art and showcase student performances. Families and community members will have the opportunity to visit schools they’d like to learn more about and explore their educational options in Kansas City. The Show Me KC Schools office will also be open during this event to provide school search support and information to parents. Come see all the amazing things happening in Kansas City schools!

More information about this event can be found here: School Saturday Open House

Who:


This event is hosted by Show Me KC Schools

Where:


Show Me KC Schools

2201 Lexington Ave

Kansas City

,

MO

64124

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St. Louis Homeschool Expo

St. Louis Homeschool Expo

When:


Sat, January 27, 2024

at

11:00 am

2:00 pm

CST

What:


Please join Homeschool Yo Kids and National School Choice Awareness Foundation for a homeschool expo at The Biome School to celebrate school choice on January 27th 2024 from 11:00am – 2:00pm! Focused on presenting alternative methods of education beyond the traditional classroom, this event will have exhibitors, speakers, and community support available for families to gain information and grow confidently on their home learning journey.

Who:


This event is hosted by Homeschool Yo Kids

Where:


The Biome School

4471 Olive St,

St. Louis

,

Missouri

63108

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