Enroll in a School Choice Program
Choose Your School
If you’re here because you’re interested in applying for a private school voucher for your child and enrolling in a school choice program, let’s get started. We’ll walk you through the process step-by-step and assist you finding a school, submitting the application, and enrolling. Click on any of the links below to begin.
Step-By-Step With DPI
- DETERMINE PROGRAM & ELIGIBILITY
Visit the Parent FAQ page for an overview of residency, income, and eligibility requirements for each program. The income threshold tab goes into more detail about the qualifying adjusted gross income.
- NOTE THE ENROLLMENT PERIOD
Open enrollment periods vary by program and are listed on the Parent FAQ page, with the first enrollment periods beginning in February of each year.
- SUBMIT THE ONLINE APPLICATION
The private school choice programs application is on the DPI website here. The lists of participating schools for each program can be viewed here. You may apply to one or more schools during open enrollment.
- SEND DOCUMENTS TO SCHOOLS
After you’ve completed the application on the DPI website, you’re required to send proof of residency and income documentation (if applicable) to each school you apply to.
- MONITOR YOUR APPLICATION
Once you’ve applied, you communicate with the schools directly about your application status. You’ll be notified by email or mail if you’ve been accepted or have been put on a waiting list.
- ENROLL YOUR STUDENT
If you are accepted, let school know you will be enrolling. If you are put on a waiting list, the school will notify you of your place in line.
Meet The Jaeger Family
For over 30 years, The Jaeger family has found a wellspring of community and opportunity at Trinity Freistadt in Mequon, WI. Their children attend the school which is connected to a ministry with a heritage that reaches back to 1839.
With her ability to see the big picture and recognize her growth, she credits her progress to her surrounding environment. She has gained acceptance and influence with classmates and teachers who all reciprocate focus and a strong sense of community.
“Being here at Trinity was great. I loved it! All my friends pulled me through it. If I was going through something, they would definitely help me out.”
Mark Jaeger, Tori’s father elaborated further about what life without this opportunity would mean for his family. “You know for us, Choice came along at a time in our lives where we didn’t have opportunity to afford the education here at Trinity. It was just at the point where we couldn’t. Choice gave us the opportunity. We’re grateful for that.”