West Virginia offers only limited school choice options.
Public School Choice:
West Virginia offers public school choice through intra-district and inter-district open enrollment. However, if a student would like to attend a school in another district, the districts must agree to the transfer.
Private School Choice:
West Virginia does not offer private school choice.
West Virginia is one of only 8 states that have not yet passed a charter school law.
According to Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning, West Virginia’s only significant online program is the state-led West Virginia Virtual School (WVVS), a supplemental program for students in grades 6-12. West Virginia has no charter school law and, by extension, no online charter schools. A few districts have small online programs. During the 2010-2011 school year, there were 4,490 half credit enrollments in the WVVS, a 32% increase from the previous school year.