School Choice in
South Dakota provides K–12 students and their families few types of school choice, including one private school choice program, home schooling and inter-district and intra-district public school choice via open enrollment.Fast Facts Policy Toolkit Regulations State Groups
Public School Choice
South Dakota has inter-district and intra-district open enrollment policies, which allow some students to attend traditional public schools outside their zoned schools. South Dakota does not have magnet schools.
South Dakota is one of the few states that does 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 South Dakota when homeschooling their children.