School Choice in


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

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Private School Choice

Nebraska does not have a private school choice program.

Public School Choice

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

Charter Schools

Nebraska is one of the few 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 Nebraska when homeschooling their children.