School and Program Option

School & Program Options

Because each student learns differently, the state supports a variety of school choices, educational options, and expanded learning time initiatives for K-12 students and adult learners.

These options include traditional public schools; charter, vocational/technical, and virtual schools; and other educational programs beyond your home district, such as those offered through school choice.

Parents may also choose to send their child to a private or parochial school or, with prior approval of the home district, educate their child at home. A list of private and parochial schools in each town can be found in the School and District Profiles Directory.

For more information about school options in Massachusetts, please see Choosing a School: A Parent's Guide to Educational Choices in Massachusetts.

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