School Choice in


Indiana offers K–12 students and their families nearly every type of school choice, including four private school choice programs, charter schools, magnet schools, homeschooling and inter- and intra-district public school choice via open enrollment policies.

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Private School Choice

Indiana has four private educational choice programs: an education savings account (ESA), a school voucher, a tax-credit scholarship and an individual tax deduction. Most of these programs help families afford to send their children to participating private schools, but its newest ESA program allows families to use their funds to customize and education plan for their children with special needs.

Public School Choice

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

Charter Schools

Indiana 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.


Homeschooling is allowed, but parents have to follow certain laws in Indiana when homeschooling their children.