In 1990, Milwaukee became a pilot for a new program that allowed parents to choose the school their children will attend. Under “Choice” the dollars designated to educate a child would follow an eligible student to the school the family had chosen. Since the 2000-01 school year, WLHS is one of now 131 schools participating in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program which currently enrolls over 27,000 students. During the 2015-16 school year, WLHS also joined the Wisconsin Parental Choice program that allows students outside of Milwaukee to select WLHS.
National School Choice Week shines a spotlight on the positive outcomes that students have achieved through the Choice programs. WLHS is grateful for the expanded way “Choice” has allowed us to serve the congregations and elementary schools in our Wisco Conference.