School Choice in


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

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Private School Choice

Idaho does not have a private school choice program, though state lawmakers have considered education savings accounts in the past.

Public School Choice

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

Charter Schools

Idaho 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 Idaho when homeschooling their children.