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

If you’re a parent looking for school choice options for your child head to our Maryland 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 home schooling.

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.

In 2024, we are partnering with 392 schools and organizations in Maryland to raise awareness of K-12 education options.

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Sun, January 28, 2024



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All-Star Events

DateCityNameEvent Description
Jan 22MillersvilleElvaton Christian AcademyElvaton Christian Academy will have a spirit week for school choice. Our themes are as follows; favorite color, favorite sports team, wacky, pj day, and Blue and Yellow day. Classes will meet in the fellowship hall for pictures at 3:00 PM.
Feb 8BowieHigh Bridge Elementary SchoolHigh Bridge Elementary School will be celebrating our school spirit week with events including a door decoration contest and a pep rally on February 8th.
Jan 22CrownsvilleLearning With GraceLearning with Grace will be celebrating school choice all week long with school spirit and information.
Jan 22BaltimoreBen Franklin High School at Masonville Cove 239For National School Choice Week 2024, Ben Franklin High School classrooms will be decorating their doors to show school spirit, student diversity or anything else that they believe makes Ben Franklin the best school in the country.
Jan 22BaltimoreBnos Yisroel of BaltimoreWhen Bnos Yisroel of Baltimore students enter the building, they receive a scarf and other items. We decorate the whole school with signs, and more!
Jan 22TowsonHampton Lane Child Development CenterAt Hampton Lane, we will be celebrating our school choice with a daily, special Spirit Days activity. Students, teachers, administration and parents will all be encouraged to participate. Daily posts to our Social Media will also occur.
Jan 22BaltimoreHOPE AcademyHOPE Academy will be celebrating school choice with a spirit week! We will have activities such as an assembly/pep rally, interviews, and design contests.
Jan 29AdelphiImpacthumanity IncDuring the week of January 29th, Impacthumanity will be collaborating with local public charter schools to host open information sessions for school aged youth and their families to raise awareness about the importance of school choice for students in our area with disabilities and minority students. Each participating school will hand out school choice scarves and wristbands and valuable resource material to our attendees and post highlights on our social media.
Jan 22Lexington ParkLexington Park Baptist Church Preschool and KindergartenLPBC Preschool & Kindergarten will have spirit week to celebrate National School Choice Week each day from January 22-25. Each day we will have different activities such as painting a schoolwide mural, having a wear-yellow day with a photoshoot, a scavenger hunt, and a yellow food tasting time.
Jan 22CambridgeNew Directions Learning AcademyNew Directions Learning Academy (NDLA) will kick-off School Choice week with a staff and student door decorating contest. Each classroom will collaboratively create a decorative classroom door to depict their love for NDLA. Staff and students will go through the creative process together to create all steps of the door decorations. This will be a collaborative project. Board of Ed- Office staff will judge the creations. Panther Pride!
Jan 3HyattsvilleSonia Sotomayor Middle at AdelphiSonia Sotomayor Middle at Adelphi will be launching our Family Enrichment Empowerment Deliverance Program with the school choice items being given to the families. There will be free food, community resources, and more free items for families.

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