Delaware offers parents limited school choice options. The state does not offer private school choice.
Public School Choice:
Delaware offers public school choice through inter-district and intra-district open enrollment options.
Private School Choice:
Delaware does not offer private school choice.
The Center for Education Reform reports that Delaware has just an average charter school law because there is a cap on the maximum number of charter schools that can be open within the state. However, eight percent of the public schools in Delaware are charter schools and in 2013, approximately 11,000 children were enrolled in the state’s 22 charter schools, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
According to the Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning report, Delaware offers very limited online education opportunities, and the state does not have any online charter schools. Currently, some high schools provide online learning through the University of Delaware's Online High School or provide courses from vendors on an as-needed basis.
Click here for detailed information on Delaware's public school system and see below for school choice contacts and a history of school choice legislation in Delaware.