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School Choice

School Choice

Private School Choice Programs

The Private School Choice Programs include the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP), the Racine Parental Choice Program (RPCP) and the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program or statewide program (WPCP). Schools participating in the program receive a state aid payment for each eligible student on behalf of the student’s parent or guardian. 

Determination of which program a student is eligible for is based on where in Wisconsin a student resides.  If a student resides in the City of Milwaukee, they are eligible to apply to the MPCP.  If a student resides in the Racine Unified School District, they are eligible to apply to the RPCP.  If a student resides outside of the City of Milwaukee and the Racine Unified school district, they are eligible to apply to the WPCP.  Additionally, applicants may be required to meet income and age requirements.  See the Frequently Asked Questions below for additional information on program requirements.


Applications and more Information can be found HERE


How to Apply

The first, and possibly only, application period for the 2015-16 school year is from February 2 – April 20, 2015. Late applications will not be accepted for any reason. If more than 1,000 students apply during this application period, there will be no additional open application periods. Parents must complete the on-line student application available through the following webpage:

In addition to completing the on-line student application, parents must provide residency documentation and income documentation (if the application is for a new student) directly to the school(s) they apply to during the application period or their application is ineligible. Parents/guardians may either: (a) provide their social security numbers or taxpayer identification number to the school and have the Department of Revenue determine whether the student is income eligible for the program; or (b) use the Department of Public Instruction’s income determination method by answering a series of income questions in the on-line application and providing paper income documentation to the school(s) as directed in the application during the open application period. The school will verify that the student meets the income requirements. Applicants must also provide proof of residency directly to the schools during the open application period. A student can apply to the Choice program at one or more schools during the open application period(s). The school cannot use grades, test scores, or other factors besides eligibility for the program in admitting Choice students. It is recommended that parents keep in touch with the school to receive the latest information regarding their application.