Nevada offers parents limited school choice options. The state does not support private school choice.
Public School Choice:
Nevada supports school choice through intra-district and inter-district open enrollment. However, if the parents wish to send their child to a school outside their district, the districts must agree to the transfer.
Private School Choice:
Nevada does not offer private school choice.
The Center for Education Reform reports that Nevada has a relatively weak charter school law, and many of the school districts within the state openly oppose the creation of charter schools. However, in 2013 there were over 22,000 students enrolled in the state's 32 charter schools, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
Nevada has eleven statewide online charter schools, as well as fifteen district programs, but no state-led online program, according to the Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning report, which also notes the unique makeup of the state’s school districts. Seventy percent of Nevada’s students are in one district, Clark County, which operates the Clark County School District Virtual High School with 140 students enrolled full time for the 2010-2011 school year. Enrollments are increasing by 25% at this online school each year. All together, 10,414 students were enrolled in online school for the 2012-2013 school year, which is an increase of 19% from the previous year.
Click here for detailed information on Nevada's public school system and see below for school choice contacts and a history of school choice legislation in Nevada.