District of Columbia

School Choice Options In District of Columbia

District of Columbia will celebrate National School Choice Week 2018 (January 21-27, 2018) with 178 events, meetings, and activities. This page is your portal for details about school choice in District of Columbia, downloads you can use on social media, event information, and other news.

If you are a member of the media and you have questions about NSCW celebrations in D.C., please e-mail pressoffice@schoolchoiceweek.com.

Traditional Public Schools

Parents in District of Columbia can send their children to traditional public schools. Learn more about traditional public schools

Public School Choice Program

District of Columbia has a program that lets parents send their children to different public schools outside of their zoned boundaries.

Public Charter Schools

Parents in District of Columbia can send their children to public charter schools. Learn more about public charter schools

Public Magnet Schools

Parents in District of Columbia can send their children to theme-based public magnet schools. Learn more about magnet schools

Virtual Schools

District of Columbia offers free, full-time online education open to the public administered by the state, a district, or an independent organization. Learn more about virtual schools

Private Schools

Parents in District of Columbia can send their children to private schools. Learn more about private schools

Private School Choice Program

District of Columbia has a state-sponsored scholarship program to provide parents with tuition assistance for private schools.

Homeschooling

Parents in District of Columbia have the freedom to educate their children in the home. Learn more about homeschooling

Understanding School Choice Options

This type of school choice is permitted in the state.

This type of school choice is not permitted in the state.

The state may permit this type of school choice. Please consult state policies for more information.