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Virginia offers K–12 students and their families several types of school choice, including a private school choice program, charter schools, magnet schools, home schooling and intra-district public school choice via an open enrollment policy.Explore Other States
Private School Choice
Virginia has one private school choice program, a tax-credit scholarship. The program helps some families send their children to participating private schools.
Virginia Program List
Education Improvement Scholarships Tax Credits Program
Public School Choice
Virginia has an intra-district open enrollment policy, which allows some students to transfer to traditional public schools within their district. Virginia also has magnet schools.
Virginia 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 Virginia when homeschooling their children.