Governor John Hickenlooper has declared this week National School Choice Week in Colorado. Families are encouraged to research and evaluate the K through 12 school choices available to their children in advance of the 2017 and 2018 school year. National School Choice Week also looks to raise awareness around the importance of providing every Colorado child, effective education options. Colorado parents have the choice between traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online academies, private schools and home schooling. Parents may choose to send their children to whatever school they deem to be the best public option available, regardless of the schools location. Organizers of National School Choice Week believe children, families and their communities all benefit when parents are provided a variety of education options for their children.