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Learn more about the four educational opportunities for your child in Virginia?
These schools are funded with federal, state, and local tax dollars. The Virginia Board of Education, along with local School Boards and School Superintendents, have authority over public schools. In Virginia, 89% of children in grades K-12 attend public schools.
These are educational institutions run independently of the government. These can be secular or religious. In Virginia, approximately 9% of children in grades K-12 attend private school.
These are public schools but operate with freedom from some of the regulations that are imposed upon district schools. They are accountable for academic results and for upholding the promises made in their charters. There are 9 charter schools in Virginia.
This is an alternative form of education for children outside of the public or private schools, typically within their own homes. Homeschooling is regulated differently state to state. In Virginia, approximately 2% of children in grades K-12 are educated in their home.