School Choice in


Georgia offers K–12 students and their families several types of school choice, including two 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

Georgia has two private school choice programs, a school voucher and a tax-credit scholarship. These programs help families afford to send their children to participating private schools.

Public School Choice

Georgia has inter-district and intra-district open enrollment policies that allow some parents to transfer to traditional public schools outside and within their district. Georgia also has a few magnet schools.

Charter Schools

Georgia has some charter schools. 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 Georgia when homeschooling their children.