School Choice Wisconsin is the state’s premier education advocacy organization. Our mission is to empower parents by advocating for high-quality options in education.
School Choice Wisconsin Services
School Choice Wisconsin possesses an unmatched wealth of expertise in Wisconsin’s four choice programs. See the services we provide to schools and parents.
School Choice and Property Tax Relief
Wisconsin property taxpayers should be treated equally in financing the state’s parental choice programs. That is not the case now. Under current law, the state has two methods for financing students in the private school choice programs. School Choice Wisconsin and our partners in the Wisconsin Coalition for Education Freedom ask lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to support removing, or “decoupling,” funding for school choice outside Milwaukee from local property taxes.
Protect School Choice
A legal challenge seeks to dismantle Wisconsin’s school choice programs, jeopardizing the crucial options families depend on for their children’s education. It's imperative to rally together against this threat and preserve the choices that enable our students' success. Help us defend educational freedom and the diverse pathways to learning.
Concordia Teacher and Learning Academy
Together with Concordia University, School Choice Wisconsin created the Concordia Teacher and Learning Academy (CTLA), an innovative program that will strengthen the skills and confidence of non-licensed educators that are teaching in Wisconsin Choice program schools. Full and partial scholarships are available.
At School Choice Wisconsin, we strongly believe in empowering parents to make the best education decisions for their children. It is the only way to truly provide an opportunity for each child to secure an education best tailored to his or her individual needs, strengths, and weaknesses. Here you will find information and resources to empower your family’s educational decisions.
School Choice Wisconsin will be your go-to partner as you explore bringing the choice program to your school, advocating and assisting at every step in the choice program. We support Wisconsin choice schools through seminars, events, advocacy, and assistance with onboarding and compliance.
School Choice Wisconsin advocates for school choice with the aim of strengthening and expanding choice in the state. The work of our founders launched the choice movement. Go to our Advocacy section for information and research on choice in the state and around the country.
School Choice Wisconsin knows that the enrollment process can appear daunting. We are here to simplify the process for you, helping you understand Wisconsin’s four private school choice programs, charter program, and open enrollment program allowing transfers to non-resident districts.
Growth of Wisconsin’s Parental Choice Programs
Wisconsin’s four parental choice programs — the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, the Racine Parental Choice Program, the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program, and the Special Needs Scholarship Program — have seen a rapid increase of choice students over the last 30+ years.
School Choice Wisconsin News
School choice has not only allowed parents within our community to select a school that they believe is a better fit for their children, it has enriched the community within our school. This program is a win/win/win!
School choice is invaluable as it provides the opportunity for families to use their own tax dollars to make educational decisions for their children. Choice is also invaluable to the school as it provides consistent financial resources to serve those families.
The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program gives parents the means to find a school that best serves their children.
For many parents in our neighborhood, money is really tight. Yet they want to pick an education that is the right fit for their children’s academics, values, and culture. The voucher program allows them to find the right school so their children can succeed.