MPCP ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2021-22 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 1-19. The Parent Online Application
link will be available beginning on February 1-19 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 1-19 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 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR
1. All MPCP families are required to apply online during the designated enrollment period between February 1-19.
WLHS is not allowed by state law to receive applications outside the designated enrollment period.
THE DEADLINE FOR THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS FEBRUARY 19.
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 1-19 - 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. 2020 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 income. Proper proof of income documents:
a. The first two pages of your 2020 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 19, 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 2020 (i.e. Social Security statements, Unemployment Compensation statements, Food Share, Child Support) NOTE: 2021 STATEMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE
for more information from the Department of Public Instruction
We are currently accepting 9th grade and transfer applications for tuition paying students for the 2021-22 school year. Click here
to apply. Current WLHS families will be notified via Smart Tuition concerning registration for the upcoming school year.
The MPCP lottery for the 2021-22 school year will take place on Wednesday, February 24, at 9:00 a.m. Lottery results will be mailed on Tuesday, March 2.