Alabama provides few school choice options. The state does not have private school choice.
Public School Choice:
Alabama does not allow open-enrollment. No legislation has been passed to facilitate public school choice.
Private School Choice:
In 2013, Alabama passed a tax credit scholarship program. Under this program, businesses can receive a tax credit when making donations to a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to students to attend private school. This program gives preference to students from low-income families or enrolled in failing schools. Additionally, Alabama also passed an individual tax credit program in 2013. Under this program, parents receive a tax credit when they more their child from a failing public school to a different public or private school of their choice. This tax credit equals 80 percent of the average per-pupil cost at a public school.
Alabama is one of only 8 states that have not yet passed a charter school law.
According to Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning, Alabama does not have any full-time online schools. However, Alabama does provide online learning opportunities to its students through the state-sponsored Access Distance Learning initiative. This supplemental program provided 44,332 unique courses for grades 8-12 during the 2011-2012 school year (a 31% increase over the previous year) and has no plans to cap course enrollments if they continue to grow.
<a href="http://www.schooldatadirect.org/app/location/q/stid=1/llid=111/stllid=390/locid=1/stype=/catid=-1/secid=-1/compid=-1/site=pes">Click here for detailed information </a>on Alabama's public school system and see below for school choice contacts in Alabama.