School Choice in
South Carolina offers K–12 students and their families several types of school choice, including two private school choice programs, charter schools, magnet schools, home schooling and inter-district public school choice via open enrollment.Fast Facts Policy Toolkit Regulations State Groups
Private School Choice
South Carolina has two private school choice programs, a tax-credit scholarship and a refundable tax credit. These programs help families send their children to participating private schools.
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Individual Tax Credit/DeductionVIEW DETAILS
Tax-Credit ScholarshipVIEW DETAILS
Public School Choice
South Carolina has inter-district public school choice, which allows students to transfer to traditional public schools outside their district. South Carolina also has magnet schools.
South Carolina has some 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 South Carolina when homeschooling their children.