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Michigan 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. Michigan does not a private school choice program.

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Private School Choice

Michigan does not have a private school choice program, and the state’s constitution is extremely restrictive.

Public School Choice

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

Charter Schools

Michigan has several 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 Michigan when homeschooling their children.