School Choice in


Kentucky provides K–12 students and their families more school choice than ever, including the nation’s first tax-credit education savings account program, magnet schools, home schooling and inter- and intra-district public school choice via open enrollment.

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Private School Choice

Kentucky is home to the nation’s first tax-credit education savings account program.

Public School Choice

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

Charter Schools

Kentucky is one of a handful of states that do not have 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 Kentucky when homeschooling their children.