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. The Center for Education Reform reports that Nevada has a moderately strong charter school law and that approximately 8,000 students were attending the state’s 27 public charter schools in 2010.
Private School Choice:
Nevada does not offer private school choice.
Nevada has seven statewide online charter schools, as well as 13 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. Virtual charter school enrollment increased by 14 percent for the 2010-2011 school year, reaching 7,122 students.
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.