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Missouri provides K–12 students and their families a few types of school choice, including charter schools, magnet schools, homeschooling and public school choice via open enrollment. Missouri does not have any private school choice programs.

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Private School Choice

Missouri does not have a private school choice program.

Public School Choice

Missouri has an inter-district open enrollment policy, which allow some students to attend traditional public schools outside their district. Missouri also allows magnet schools.

Charter Schools

Missouri has some 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 Missouri when homeschooling their children.