Kentucky offers its students very few school choice options. The state does not offer private school choice.
Public School Choice:
There is very little choice within Kentucky’s public education system. However, the state does offer limited open enrollment by allowing students in low-performing public schools to transfer to alternative schools.
Private School Choice:
Kentucky does not offer private school choice.
Kentucky is one of only 8 states that have not yet passed a charter school law.
Kentucky has a state-led online program and a supplemental district program. However, Kentucky has no charter school law and, by extension, no online charter schools. According to Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning, the Kentucky Virtual School (KYVS) serves as the state-led online program, in partnership with eLearning Kentucky, Area Technology Centers, and other state agencies. KYVS enrolls students in grades 9-12 as well as some middle school students. KYVS had an enrollment of 1,137 students during the 2010-2011 school year, a 6 percent increase over the previous year. There is also one district online learning program in Jefferson County, JCPSeSchool, which offers over 60 online courses to students in grades 3-12.
<a href="http://www.schooldatadirect.org/app/location/q/stid=18/llid=111/stllid=226/locid=18/stype=/catid=-1/secid=-1/compid=-1/site=pes">Click here for detailed information</a> on Kentucky's public school system and see below for school choice contacts and a history of school choice legislation in Kentucky.