New Hampshire offers parents limited school choice options. The state does not support private school choice.
Public School Choice:
New Hampshire allows school choice within the public education system through inter-district and intra-district open enrollment.
Private School Choice:
As of 2012 New Hampshire implemented a state-wide tax credit scholarship program to provide private school choice for students from ages 5-20. The program allows corporations to receive a tax credit when they donate to a scholarship-granting organization. Students whose families earn up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible for the scholarships. This program is also the first to provide scholarships to homeschooled students to assist with the costs incurred by home schooling families.
The Center for Education Reform reports that New Hampshire has a relatively weak charter school law due to a lack of funding. As of 2013, over 1,500 children were attending the state’s 17 charter schools, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
According to the Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning report, New Hampshire does not have a state-led online program, but it does have a statewide virtual online charter school, the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS), serving students in grades 7-12. VLACS plays a similar role to a state-led virtual school, and enrolled 5,628 students during the 2010-2011 school year. There is also one district-based online charter school, and 457 students in 23 schools were a are part of the Virtual High School Global Consortium.
<a href="http://www.schooldatadirect.org/app/location/q/stid=30/llid=111/stllid=318/locid=30/stype=/catid=-1/secid=-1/compid=-1/site=pes">Click here for detailed information</a> on New Hampshire's public school system and see below for school choice contacts and a history of school choice legislation in New Hampshire.