North Dakota offers families very few school choice options. The state does not support private school choice.
Public School Choice:
North Dakota offers limited choice within the public education system, including a voluntary inter-district open enrollment policy.
Private School Choice:
North Dakota does not offer private school choice.
North Dakota is one of only 8 states that have not yet passed a charter school law.
According to Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning, the only substantial online opportunity in North Dakota is the partially state-funded North Dakota Center for Distance Education. The supplemental program provides online courses to middle and high school students and had 3,000 course enrollments in 2011-2012 (1,800 were out-of-state enrollments), a 20% increase from the previous year. There are district programs, but none are comprehensive. Because North Dakota has no charter school law, there are no full-time online charter schools.
<a href="http://www.schooldatadirect.org/app/location/q/stid=35/llid=111/stllid=361/locid=35/stype=/catid=-1/secid=-1/compid=-1/site=pes">Click here for detailed information</a> on North Dakota's public school system and see below for school choice contacts and a history of school choice legislation in North Dakota.