Ms. Block class at MCHS is celebrating National School Choice Week held from January 26 – February 1, 2020. Florida will celebrate with a record-breaking 4,992 events and activities across the state. Governor Ron Desantis issued an official proclamation recognizing Florida School Choice Week 2020.
School Choice Options in Florida
There are a variety of school choice options available for many of the 4 million children living in Florida. Families in Florida can choose from traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling.
Florida is a national leader in providing parents a diverse array of school choices. So, if you’re a parent in Florida, you have access to more K-12 education options than you might realize. Knowing and navigating these options can help you find a school where your child’s personality, gifts, and academic strengths flourish.
Florida families can choose from six main types of schools: traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling.
Florida Traditional Public Schools
Most children in Florida (and in America) attend traditional public schools. Traditional public schools are free, open to all students, operated by school districts, and funded by taxpayers like you. Florida has unrestricted open enrollment for public school. What this means is that you can send your child to any public school in Florida, regardless of where you live or where the school is located. You can take advantage of this option by visiting multiple public schools near you and discovering which is the best fit for your family. Traditional public schools aren’t all the same: They may differ in learning methods and one may just “feel different” than another to you.
Madison County Parents, we are glad that you chose Madison County High School as your choice for your child.
Mike Radel and information from: https://schoolchoiceweek.com/guide-school-choice-florida/