Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP), created in 1990, is the nation’s largest and oldest school voucher program. In 2013, the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) was added to School Choice. Students qualify for School Choice on the basis of their residency and family income. Eligible students will receive a high school voucher of $7,969 in 2016-17 to enroll at any participating private school of their choice.

Milwaukee Parental Choice Program for the 2017-18 school year will be open from February 1-20, 2017.

List of 1 items.

  • Milwaukee Parental Choice Program Enrollment Procedures

    MPCP ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR

    The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) allows students who qualify and are selected to attend a private school with tuition costs fully or partially covered by state aid. To qualify a student must reside in the city of Milwaukee, and, if new to the program, meet specific income requirements listed here.

    If you wish to or have applied at WLHS under the MPCP, you will need to complete and submit your MPCP Application Online using the DPI website, during the Open Enrollment period February 1-20, 2017. The Parent Online Application link will be available beginning on February 1-20, 2017 here.

    You must have an E-mail address to complete the online application, and if you do not have an E-mail address, you will need to create one to apply (no exceptions as there are no more paper applications). Then, you need to bring in your verifying documents, instructed by your individual online application, to WLHS during the scheduled hours February 1-20, 2017 of the Open Enrollment period, to meet with an Admissions staff member. For questions about the MPCP, please click here.
     
    Because we will have more qualified applicants than we have seats available, we are required by state law to have a random lottery drawing to determine who is selected. Siblings of current WLHS students who are in the MPCP program will automatically receive a seat and will therefore not need to be a part of the lottery selection.

    All applicants who do not receive a MPCP seat through the lottery selection will be given a waiting list number.

    Those on the waiting list will be encouraged to consider attending WLHS through our tuition program. All applicants will be notified concerning the results of the lottery selection beginning in March.

    MPCP ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR
    1. All MPCP families are required to apply online during the designated enrollment period between February 1-20.

    WLHS is not allowed by state law to receive applications outside the designated enrollment period.

    THE DEADLINE FOR THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS FEBRUARY 20, 2017.

    2. IMPORTANT: After applying ONLINE, you need to bring in your verifying documents​ to WLHS, instructed by your individual online application, during the posted hours of the Open Enrollment period to meet with an Admissions staff member (applicants taken first come, first serve).​ Note: No computers will be available at the high school ​during the Open Enrollment period.

    FEBRUARY 1-20, 2017 - OPEN ENROLLMENT SCHEDULE
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

    3. MPCP requires all applicants to provide proper proof of residency in the city of Milwaukee. Proper proof of residency must include one of the following current (last 3 months) documents:
    a. Current utility bill in the name of the parent/guardian at the address on the student application. Acceptable utility bills include a bill for light, water, gas, electric, cable, or landline phone. Cell phone and Internet bills are NOT acceptable.
    b. 2016 Property Tax bill OR current Lease agreement (Must be signed and dated by Lessee /Lessor both).
    c. Current wage statement in the name of the parent/guardian at the address on the student application.
    d. Recent government correspondence such as SSI, “W2” cash benefits, Food Share or Housing Assistance
    letter. It must have the address listed and the name of the parent/guardian on the student application.

    4. MPCP requires all new WLHS applicants to provide proper proof of 2016 income. Proper proof of income documents:
    a. The first two pages of your 2016 Federal Income Tax Return (Form 1040) are required if you file for income tax. Please make plans to have your taxes prepared as soon as you receive your employer W2 statements.
    b. If it is impossible to have your tax return completed by February 20, you may bring in all income documentation (i.e. - Employer W’2s, 1099s, etc.)
    c. If you do not file for income tax, you must provide all other income documentation for 2016 (i.e. Social Security statements, Unemployment Compensation statements, Food Share, Child Support) NOTE: 2017 STATEMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE

    Click here for more information from the Department of Public Instruction

    NOTE: We are currently accepting applications for tuition paying students. Click here to apply.

Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) for the 2017-18 school year will be open February 1-April 20, 2017.

List of 1 items.

  • Wisconsin Parental Choice Program Enrollment Procedures

    WPCP ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR

    The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) allows students who qualify and are selected to attend aprivate school with tuition costs fully or partially covered by state aid. Residents of Wisconsin that do not livein the City of Milwaukee or the Racine Unified School District are eligible to apply to the WPCP. If new to the program, meet specific income requirements (click here). If your child is currently in the program at another school or on a waiting list then there are no income requirements to qualify. 

    If you wish to or have applied at WLHS under the WPCP, you will need to complete and submit your WPCP Application online using the DPI website, during the Open Enrollment period February 1-April 20, 2017.

    1. You must have an E-mail address to complete the online application, and if you do not have an E-mail address, you will need to create one to apply. Then, you need to bring in your verifying documents, instructed by your individual online application, to WLHS during the WPCP Open Enrollment period and meet with an
    Admissions staff member (you can call us to schedule an appointment if after February 20, 2017). For questions about the WPCP, please click here. WPCP requires all applicants to provide proper proof of residency. Proper proof of residency must include one of the following current (last 3 months) documents:
    a. Current utility bill in the name of the parent/guardian at the address on the student application. Acceptable utility bills include a bill for light, water, gas, electric, cable, or landline phone. Cell phone and Internet bills are NOT acceptable.
    b. 2016 Property Tax bill. Also not preferred (recommend using another allowed residency document unless no other is available) is current Lease agreement. Must be signed and dated by Lessee /Lessor both.
    c. Current wage statement in the name of the parent/guardian at the address on the student application.
    d. Recent government correspondence such as SSI, “W2” cash benefits, Food Share or Housing Assistance letter. It must have the address listed and the name of the parent/guardian on the student application.

    2. WPCP requires all new WLHS applicants to provide proper proof of 2016 income. Proper proof of income documents:
    a. The first two pages of your signed 2016 Federal Income Tax Return (Form 1040) are required if you file for income tax. Please make plans to have your taxes prepared as soon as you receive your employer W2 statements.
    b. If it is impossible to have your tax return completed by April 20, you may bring in all income documentation (i.e. - Employer W’2s, 1099s, etc.)
    c. If you do not file for income tax, you must provide all other income documentation for 2016 (i.e. Social Security statements, Unemployment Compensation statements, Food Share, Child Support) 

    NOTE: 2017 STATEMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE

    Note: If over 1,000 students apply to the WPCP, the random selection of students will be conducted by the Department of Public Instruction. Click here for more information from the Department of Public Instruction.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 7 items.

Interested in attending WLHS?

If you have questions, please contact the Director of Admissions, Brad Wetzel, at 414-453-4567 ext. 1322 or e-mail brad.wetzel@wlhs.org.