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Rhode Island offers K–12 students and their families a few types of school choice, including one private school choice program, charter schools, magnet schools, home schooling and inter-district and intra-district public school choice through open enrollment.Explore Other States
Private School Choice
Rhode Island has one private school choice program, a tax-credit scholarship. This program helps families send their children to participating private schools.
Rhode Island Program List
Tax Credits for Contributions to Scholarship Organizations
Public School Choice
Rhode Island has intra-district and inter-district open enrollment policies, which allow parents to transfer their children to traditional public schools outside of their zoned schools. Rhode Island has at least one magnet school.
Rhode Island has a few 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 Rhode Island when homeschooling their children.