The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) allows students who qualify and are selected to attend a private school with tuition costs fully or partially covered by state aid. Residents of Wisconsin that do not live in 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.
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 E-mail (email@example.com
) your verifying documents, instructed by your individual online application, to WLHS during the WPCP Open Enrollment period February 1-April 20. For questions about the WPCP, please click here
. WPCP ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR
1. All WPCP families are required to apply online during the designated enrollment period between February 1-April 20.
WLHS is not allowed by state law to receive applications outside the designated enrollment period. THE DEADLINE FOR THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS APRIL 20.
2. IMPORTANT: After applying ONLINE, you need EMAIL (firstname.lastname@example.org
) your verifying documents to WLHS, instructed by your individual online application, during the Open Enrollment period Februray 1-April 20.
3. 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. 2022 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. WPCP requires all new
WLHS applicants to provide proper proof of income. Proper proof of income documents:
a. The first two pages of your 2022 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 email 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 2021 (i.e. Social Security statements, Unemployment Compensation statements, Food Share, Child Support) NOTE: 2023 STATEMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE