School Choice Week reports that most children in Washington attend public school. Washington has limited open enrollment between school districts, which would allow families to attend schools outside of their assigned district. If families wish to make a transfer between school districts, they will have to check with their district to see if it is an option. Washington also offers 14 “Skill Centers” that give career training to high schoolers across several districts. Additionally, Washington has charter and magnet schools, which may have a specialized curriculum, such as a STEM or literacy-based program.
Other Washington school options include private schools, which may provide religious education or a curriculum for children with learning accommodations. Washington does not have any state-run scholarships to help with private school tuition, but there may be private scholarships available. Washington families may also choose to homeschool their children, where it is required to notify the state.