Vermont offers some school choice options to parents.
Public School Choice:
Vermont offers limited school choice within the public education system, including inter-district open enrollment. The Center for Education Reform reports that Vermont is one of only 10 states that have not yet passed a charter school law.
Private School Choice:
Vermont operates one school choice program, the Town-Tuitioning Program. Students that live in small towns without a public school are eligible to receive money from the town to attend a non-religious private school (or public school) of choice. In 2007, approximately 2,459 students participated in this program.
According to the Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning report, Vermont has limited online education opportunities for its students. In 2010, Vermont opened a state-led online school, the Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative (VVLC), which currently partners with 32 schools in the state. Also, 27 schools provide courses from the Virtual High School Global Consortium. However, Vermont has no online charter schools and no significant district programs.
Click here for detailed information on Vermont's public school system and see below for school choice contacts and a history of school choice legislation in Vermont.