School Choice in


Connecticut provides K–12 students and their families a few types of school choice, including charter schools, magnet schools, homeschooling and public school choice via open enrollment. Connecticut does not have any private school choice programs.

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Private School Choice

Connecticut does not have a private school choice program, though families have been fighting for education savings accounts.

Public School Choice

Connecticut has inter-district and intra-district open enrollment policies, which allow some students to attend traditional public schools outside their zoned school. Colorado also allows magnet schools.

Charter Schools

Connecticut has 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 Connecticut when homeschooling their children.