School Choice in


Alaska offers K–12 students and their families a few types of school choice. Though Alaska does not yet have a private school choice program, parents can choose from charter schools, magnet schools, home schooling and, under the right conditions, a non-zoned traditional public school within their district.

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Private School Choice

Alaska does not have a private school choice program. State lawmakers have considered school vouchers and education savings accounts in the past.

Public School Choice

Alaska allows some students to attend a traditional public schools they’re not zoned for, but the chosen school must be within their district. Their zoned school must be designated as “persistently dangerous.” Alaska allows magnet schools.

Charter Schools

Alaska does have some charter schools, which are publicly funded schools that are free from many of the regulations that restrict traditional public schools.


Parents have to meet certain laws in Alaska when homeschooling their children.