FAQ for Parents

FAQ for Parents

Welcome to our parent FAQ page! If you are new to Wisconsin’s Private School Choice Programs, we know that organizing and processing the information can be confusing at first. This page answers the most common questions from parents. If you don’t find what you need here, contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any additional questions you have. Follow us on Facebook for school choice updates and news.

 

FAQs for Parents


Programs at a Glance

Yes, you may apply to more than one participating choice program school.

Enrollment

Yes, you may apply to more than one participating choice program school.

A student who meets residency and income requirements is eligible for the program. A school may not use grades or test scores as a condition of acceptance into the program. Once a student is accepted into the program, a school may test a student for placement purposes within the school.

Call your preferred private or religious school to see if they intend to participate in one of Wisconsin’s Parental Choice Programs. A list of schools that currently participate can also be found here. You may search for school by address or current location on our interactive map.

There is no limit on the number of schools or students that may participate in either the Milwaukee or the Racine Parental Choice Programs.

In the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program in 2021 – 2022, the student cap is determined by calculating 6% of the local school districts enrollment. Enrollment in a particular area can not exceed that 6% cap.

Each private or religious school determines the grade levels and the number of seats it will make available to students in the Parental Choice Programs. This will vary from school to school.

Yes. Once a student is accepted and enrolled in the school, he or she is required to follow the school’s policies and procedures. A parent should contact the school for a copy of its policies and procedures. In addition, state law requires schools to have policies and procedures in place regarding suspension and expulsion.

 

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