There are a variety of school choice options available for many of the 1.9 million children living in Virginia. Families in Virginia 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 Virginia 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 401 schools and organizations in Virginia to raise awareness of K-12 education options.

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All-Star Events

DateCityNameEvent Description
Jan 21Virginia BeachTabernacle Baptist AcademyTabernacle Baptist Academy will celebrate school choice by having our student write notes for families. TBA will have all the students in the chapel wear their scarfs and wristbands. We will take a group photo at the end or chapel and post it on social media.
Jan 22HillsboroHillsboro Charter AcademyHillsboro Charter Academy will be celebrating with a “School Choice/Great Kindness Challenge” spirit week. There will be tons of fun activities such as a kickoff assembly and social media posts. We also will have an E3 event where our parents come to the classrooms to help our scholars create a class project that will be sold at our annual school auction which raises money for our public charter school. We will be celebrating during the week of 1/22/2024.
Jan 22LynchburgLiberty Christian AcademyLiberty Christian Academy will be celebrating School Choice Week with dress-up days, interviews with parents during the day, chapel, and a slideshow presentation.
Jan 22FredericksburgLittle Rubies DaycareLittle Rubies Daycare events will include a parents information day, a neighborhood awareness walk, and learning with the scarves.
Jan 22ArlingtonMontessori Public School of ArlingtonMontessori Public School of Arlington will celebrate School Choice Week with a spirit week, with daily activities and outfit requests (e.g. “School Spirit Day”). We’ll take pictures and post on our social media platforms.
Jan 22WinchesterMountain View Christian AcademyMountain View Christian Academy will be celebrating National School Choice Week with a spirit week full of fun activites. We will have an assembly, information sessions, and much more.
Jan 22RichmondRichmond High School for the ArtsRichmond High School For The Arts will have many activities to celebrate the week. Some exampes are arts and crafts, and assembly, information session, and open house.
Jan 22StanleyStanley Seventh-Day Adventist SchoolStanley SDA School will be hosting a week-long photo-with-a-scarf event, where students will try to accumulate the most photos with a school choice scarf in two categories–most pictures taken with different individuals, and/or most photos taken in different locations throughout Page County.
Jan 22Virginia BeachSteppin Stones Academy and PreschoolSteppin Stones will be celebrating school choice with a spirit week. Each day we will be dressing in a different color. Let your spirit shine through.
Jan 22RichmondVirginia Virtual AcademyVirginia Virtual Academy will be celebrating school choice week with a spirit week that will include a fun dress up activity each day and a poster decorating contest.
Jan 23DanvilleSacred Heart Catholic School – DanvilleSacred Heart Catholic School will host a pep rally on Tuesday, January 23 to celebrate our school and our students!
Jan 24VictoriaVictoria Elementary SchoolVictoria Elementary is celebrating School Choice Week by highlighting and displaying student work, awards and achievements around our school for visitors to see on display and hear shared by students. We love our PANTHERS!
Jan 26RichmondMaymont PreschoolMaymont Preschool will celebrate School Choice Week with a Family Math & Literacy Night event for our students and their parents on January 26th
Jan 29Virginia BeachSt John the Apostle Catholic School – MiddleSt. John the Apostle Catholic School will be celebrating Catholic School’s Week and school choice with activities and a theme each day. We will end the week with the school choice dance and an 8th grade versus teachers volleyball game.
Jan 30Pilgrims KnobSandy River Middle SchoolSandy River Middle School will celebrate school choice with student notes for families.

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