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