School Choice Options In Minnesota

There are a variety of school choice options available for many of the 1.2 million children living in Minnesota. Families in Minnesota can choose from traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling. Download the interactive state guide.

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Minnesota families can use School Choice Week’s resources on a year-round basis 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 482 schools and organizations to host independently-planned virtual events in the state. Our National School Choice Week 2022 celebrations are planned for January 23-29, 2022.

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Minnesota Updates

  • January 24, 2021

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

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  • March 10, 2020

    Learning is your child’s full-time job

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  • March 10, 2020

    5 Questions for Lynn Peterson, Executive Director at Cologne Academy

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  • October 29, 2019

    Minnesota School Choice Roadmap

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