NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK
National School Choice Week during the last week in January sets out to increase awareness for parents, guardians, and students regarding their educational options.
Across the country, education for K-12 students comes in a variety of forms. While many students attend traditional public schools, many of the other non-traditional options may be a better fit for your child.
- Private School – These schools are tuition-based and may be either independent or faith-based. Found in all 50 states, many offer tuition assistance or scholarships. Depending on where you live, other funding may also be available.
- Charter School – This type of public school is similar to a public school in that that is, it is both free. However, the charter school runs independently of the public school system and offers its own curriculum. The charter school will need to meet performance expectations, or the state will not renew its charter.
- Magnet School – Another type of public school, magnet schools, focus on specific studies, and high performing students. Tuition does not apply to magnet schools.
- Online School – Depending on where you live, some states offer free online public schools for students.
- Home School – Parents or guardians teach students at home following a curriculum designed for their children. All 50 states allow homeschooling. Homeschoolers are often part of a community that develops lesson plans, launches group projects, and more.
Exploring educational options for your children means knowing what’s available. It also means being involved and being heard.
HOW TO OBSERVE #SchoolChoiceWeek
Learn more about the types of school options available to students today. Explore the options with your students and use #SchoolChoiceWeek to share on social media.
NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK HISTORY
In 2011, National School Choice Week campaign launched to raise the public’s awareness of the educational options available to students across the country.