Virginia offers families very few school choice options. The state does not support private school choice. It also has not enacted an open enrollment policy, according to the Education Commission of the States.
Public School Choice:
Virginia offers limited choice within the public school system but has not enacted an open enrollment policy to facilitate public school choice. The Center for Education Reform reports that Virginia has a weak charter school law. As of 2010, 341 students were attending the state’s four public charter schools.
Private School Choice:
Virginia does not offer private school choice.
According to the Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning report, Virginia has a state-led online program, Virtual Virginia (VVA), and several district programs. As of the 2011-2012 school year, 13 multi-division programs are authorized to provide both supplemental and full-time online programs for students. During the 2010-2011 school year, VVA course enrollment stood at 6,352, an increase of 1 percent from the previous year. While the state has several charter schools, there are no full-time online charter schools.
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