School Choice Explained...

Merriam-Webster defines School Choice as a program or policy in which students are given the choice to attend a school other than their district's public school (a charter school, private school, home school, or at a public school in a different district).

Some of the options available to students in South Carolina include; Magnet Schools, Public Charter Schools, Virtual Education, and Residential School Choice. 

South Carolina provides extreme flexibility in how students are educated - the choice is that of the legal guardian(s) but must adhere to state statues and regulations. State policy and legislation aids in providing provision for any choice option: inner-district, outer-district, magnet, public charter, homeschool, early childhood programs, residential schools, virtual education and a host of programs prepared to support the needs of all students in South Carolina. The amount of choice varies from one school district to another.

Learn more, here:

S.C. Department of Education: Office of Personalized Learning

South Carolina School Choice Road Map

ED Choice South Carolina

U.S. Department of Education: School Choice for Parents

S.C. Compulsory Attendance Law

Education Commission of the States

Gov. McMaster's Call to Action!

Click to Find School Choice Options Near You in South Carolina!


South Carolina Parents’ Schooling Preferences

Where South Carolina's Students Current Attend School

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Visual Data Graphs obtained from ED Choice.

South Carolina Parents’ Schooling Preferences

Video Summary: 

Produced by: SCETV

Education options for our South Carolina students are varied and rich. Join us as we talk with K-12 leaders and look at how and where our students are learning. From virtual schools to magnet schools to home schools, our students have options to meet their educational needs.

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Runtime: 27m 46s

Aired: 10/26/16

Rating: NR