School Choice in


Hawaii provides K–12 students and their families a few types of school choice, including charter schools, home schooling and intra-district public school choice. Hawaii does not have any private school choice programs.

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Private School Choice

Hawaii does not have a private school choice program, though state lawmakers have considered proposals in the past.

Public School Choice

Hawaii has only one public school district. The state also has intra-district choice, which allows some students to attend traditional public schools outside their zoned school. Hawaii does not have magnet schools.

Charter Schools

Hawaii 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 Hawaii when homeschooling their children.