School Choice Options In California

There are a variety of school choice options available for many of the 9.2 million children living in California. Families in California can choose from traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling.

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California families can use School Choice Week’s resources year round to identify schools and learning environments that best meet their children’s needs. During our annual January celebrations, schools and organizations work to organize school fairs, parent information sessions, and other events to help parents learn about their options. In 2021, we partnered with 2104 schools and organizations to host independently-planned virtual events in California. Our National School Choice Week 2022 celebrations are planned for January 23-29, 2022.

  • What is School Choice?

    How can it empower parents and help kids achieve their dreams?

  • Choosing the Right School

    Tips to help you find a school where your daughter or son will learn, succeed, and be happy.

  • Find a School

    Use our new school finder tool to find a school near you.

California Updates

  • January 23, 2021

    THIS WEEK: California Families, Educators Find the Positive in Education by Celebrating School Choice Week

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  • March 17, 2020

    5 Questions for Kemi Ingram, Homeschool Educator

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    An experienced home educator, Kemi Ingram shares what homeschooling has meant for her…

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  • March 17, 2020

    Forever grateful for choice

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  • November 5, 2019

    Portrait of an (education) entrepreneur

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    Today we’re excited to share with you how one woman’s vision and hard work has made an…

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