School Choice in
Iowa offers K–12 students and their families a few types of school choice, including two private school choice programs, charter schools, magnet schools, home schooling and inter-district public school choice via an open enrollment policy.Explore Other States
Private School Choice
Iowa has two private school choice programs, a tax-credit scholarship and an individual tax credit. These programs help families send their children to participating private schools.
Public School Choice
Iowa has an inter-district open enrollment policy, which allows parents to transfer to traditional public schools outside of their district. Iowa also has magnet schools.
Iowa has a few charter schools. Charter schools are publicly funded schools that are free of many of the regulations that restrict traditional public schools.