School Choice in


Kentucky provides K–12 students and their families some school choice, including charter schools, magnet schools, home schooling and inter- and intra-district public school choice via open enrollment. Kentucky does not a private school choice program.

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Private School Choice

Kentucky does not have a private school choice 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.