School Choice in


Ohio offers K–12 students and their families several types of school choice, including eight private school choice programs, charter schools, magnet schools, home schooling and inter-and intra-district public school choice via open enrollment policies.

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Private School Choice

Ohio has eight private school choice programs: five school voucher programs, one tax-credit scholarship program and two individual tax credit programs. These programs help families send their children to participating private schools and receive reimbursements for homeschooling expenses.

Public School Choice

Ohio allows parents to transfer to traditional public schools outside and within their district via two open enrollment policies. Ohio also has magnet schools.

Charter Schools

Ohio has many charter schools. Charter schools are publicly funded schools that are free of many of the regulations that restrict traditional public schools.


Parents have to follow certain laws in Ohio when homeschooling their children.