School Choice in


Florida offers K–12 students and their families several types of school choice, including five private school choice programs, charter schools, magnet schools, home schooling and inter-and intra-district public school choice via open enrollment policies.

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Private School Choice

Florida has four private school choice programs, an education savings account (ESA), one voucher and two tax-credit scholarships. These programs help families send their children to participating private schools.

Public School Choice

Florida allows parents to transfer to traditional public schools outside and within their district via two open enrollment policies. Florida also allows magnet schools.

Charter Schools

Florida has a robust charter school community. Charter schools are publicly funded schools that are free of many of the regulations that restrict traditional public schools.


Parents have to follow certain laws in Florida when homeschooling their children.