School Choices and Types List

See Also:

About Public Education
Alternative Learning and Educational Change

Websites about School Choices

AERO Alternative Education Resource Organization
www.educationrevolution.org/

Almanac of Education Choices
www.educationrevolution.org/alofedchoic.html

Public Education Alternatives
www.educationrevolution.org/public.html

ED.gov U.S. Dept. of Education – Choices for Parents
www2.ed.gov/nclb/choice/index.html
“No Child Left Behind Act allows parents to choose other public schools or take advantage of free tutoring if their child attends a school that needs improvement.”

Heritage Foundation
www.heritage.org/applications/schoolchoice
Offers list on school choice programs in each state across the country and the different types of school choice, including public school choice, private school choice, charter schools and online learning.

State University.com Alternative Schooling РTypes of Alternative Schools, Alternative School Models, International Alternative Schools
http://education.stateuniversity.com/pages/1746/Alternative-Schooling.html

Schools Listed by Type and/or Philosophy

Private:

Traditional

Preschool
Pre-K
Elementary
Junior High / Middle School
High School
K-12
Post-secondary (College, University, Art, Trade, etc.)

Alternative / Experimental

Cooperative High Schools
Cooperative Preschools
Democratic
Forest or Nature Schools
Free or Open Schools
Holistic
Indigo
Independent
Libertarian
Montessori
Reggio Emilia
Progressive
Sudbury Valley School
Waldorf

Athletic-based Programs

Co-educational or Boys Only / Girls Only

College Preparatory / Boarding Schools

Distance Learning

Gifted / Accelerated

Homeschool Programs

Distance
Online
Unschooling

Interest Based

Athletic-based Programs
Military / Correctional
Performing Arts

Online Instruction Programs/Virtual

Sectarian / Religious

Ayudath Israel of America (Jewish)
Catholic
Christian
Epispocal
Evangelical Christian
Friends (Quaker)
Krishnamurti
Lutheran
Reformed Christian
Seventh Day Adventist

Special Needs (Specialized Schools)

Autism
Blind or Vision Impaired
Developmentally Disabled
Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Emotionally Disturbed or Behaviorally Challenged
Residential Homes

Trade or Vocational / Working Farm

Public

Traditional

Preschool
Pre-K
Elementary
Junior High / Middle School
High School
K-12
Post-secondary (College, University, Art, Trade, etc.)
Public Choice

Alternative

At Risk
College Preparatory
Community
Continuation
Farm and Garden
Foster Children
Home and Hospital
Homeless
Incarcerated Youth
Magnet
Migrant
Montessori Based
Teen Parent

Homeschool Programs

Alternative
Charter
Distance
Online
Other Public Type
Performing Arts

Special Needs (Specialized Schools)

Autism
Blind or Vision Impaired
Developmentally Disabled
Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Emotionally Disturbed or Behaviorally Challenged
Residential Homes

Trade or Vocational