A NEW SERVICE FOR WISCONSIN FAMILIES
WHAT IS SCHOOLAHOOP?
Schoolahoop is a school finder that helps parents discover and explore educational options based on what is important to their family. It was developed by Lincoln Studio after its research showed that four in five parents were unaware of any option except their local public school.
Lincoln Studio and School Choice Wisconsin are working as partners to make Schoolahoop available to all Wisconsin families, just as enrollment is underway for next year.
WHY DID SCHOOL CHOICE WISCONSIN PARTNER WITH SCHOOLAHOOP?
We believe the site provides excellent help to parents. It helps them filter schools based on family preferences on issues like class size, safety, religious education, and so on and then provides personal matches. Notably, it includes all the private schools that participate in Wisconsin’s four parental choice programs and helps parents determine if they qualify.
Schoolahoop sends parents who want more information to SCW, we are the “boots on the ground” and our experienced staff is accustomed to helping parents navigate options.
HOW DOES SCHOOLAHOOP WORK?
Schoolahoop explains to parents the different options available, including open enrollment in other public districts, private schools, and charter schools. Many parents don’t understand these differences and believe these options are not available to their children or that they cost too much.
It is user friendly. It introduces parents to a real person at a school in which the family is interested. One high-value features is a quiz parents can take to show which scholarships are available to their child and which schools accept those scholarships.
HOW CAN I HELP PARENTS USE SCHOOLAHOOP?