Education Options

Welcome to FindLaw's Education Options section. While school enrollment is mandatory for most children of a certain age range (governed by state laws), there are options to the standard neighborhood public school. For instance, parents have the option of sending their child to a private school, a religious school, or even keep them home for private instruction. In any event, states generally require students to receive an education comparable to what they would receive at a public school. As with most laws, state compulsory education requirements have a few exceptions.