What is School Choice?

What is school choice? How can it empower parents and help kids achieve their dreams?



School choice is the process of allowing every family to choose the K-12 educational options that best fit their children. These options include all forms of education, from traditional public schools, to public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling.

Every child deserves an effective, challenging, and motivating education. And, because each student has their own unique set of talents, interests, and challenges, having a variety of options in education is crucial. What works well for one child may not work well for another child! In short, school choice ensures that each student can find a learning environment that allows them to be inspired, successful, and happy.

If you’re curious about different types of learning environments and what makes each type unique, you can learn about the 6 main types of schools here

You can also dive straight into exploring the learning environment you’ve chosen or are interested in choosing with our Ultimate Guides. Click on a guide to learn more:

While there are six main types of schools across the country, the school choices available to families can differ by state. As you consider your school choice, the following links may be helpful: 

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