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Private school choice programs (Choice or Choice program) include the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP), the Racine Parental Choice Program (RPCP) and the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program or state program (WPCP). This is based on where the student lives at the time of the application. When applying, enter the address and school district where the students live, and the application will automatically determine which program you can apply to and will guide you through the correct application. Parents must also provide documentation directly to schools (not to the DPI) that shows their eligibility during the open application period in which they applied or the application is not eligible.
Parents will not be able to complete an application in the online parent application for a student if the student does not meet the age requirements for the Choice program. If an RPCP or WPCP student does not meet the previous year's application qualification or attendance requirement, parents will not be able to complete an application on the online parent application for that student. MPCP and RPCP schools must inform parents (a) how many places are open in the Choice program by grade level; (b) the date, if necessary, of a lottery to select Choice students if more applications are received than are available; and (c) within 60 days after the end of the open application period during which the student's application is received, regardless of whether the student has been accepted into the Choice program or not. MPCP and RPCP schools must notify the parents of each applicant of their acceptance or non-acceptance by mail or email.
If an MPCP or RPCP student is included on the waiting list, the notice of non-acceptance must indicate the student's place on the waiting list. If the school rejects a student's request, the notice of non-acceptance must include the reason why the student was not accepted. Parents of students who are offered an elective position in the school must confirm their acceptance and indicate whether their students will attend school or not. Once a student is offered a seat of choice, parents must notify the school if their students will attend or not.
Parents must provide supporting documentation during the open application period, as indicated in the online parent application and in the confirmation email, or the application will not be eligible. Parents should contact schools directly if they have questions about the application process or the status of their application. If you use the same email address that you used in previous school years, you don't need to double-check your email address every year. You can sign in with the same email address and password used in previous school years.
Please confirm your email address to get started with the Online Parent Application System. Parents with the authority to make educational decisions for the student can complete an application for these students. If the 12th grade student will not participate in the Choice program the next school year for which the family applies, they should be removed from the student page of the online application for parents. This will not affect the student's status or funding as the student of choice for their current 12th grade school year.
If a student is moving to Wisconsin, parents can apply for the Choice program for the student once the student resides in Wisconsin during the school's open application period. Parents who reside in Wisconsin but whose students will move to Wisconsin at a later date can apply for the Choice program for the student once the student resides in Wisconsin during the school's open application period. If the student moves to Wisconsin after the school's open application periods for one school year, parents can request that the student participate in the Choice program for a future school year if the student meets the eligibility requirements of the Choice program. The Safe at Home card can be used as residency documentation until its expiration date.
In some circumstances, for WPCP students, the chosen school must confirm that the student resides in the same school district on the third Friday of September as the district listed on the application. Parents should only include students and schools to which they want to apply for the MPCP or RPCP in the application for the current application period in the online parent application. Parents should remove all students and schools from the online parent application that they do not want to apply to during the current application period. Requests submitted by the parent in the online parent application during any previous MPCP or RPCP open application period will not be deleted.
Student requests will remain in the hands of the school. The parent must do the following when submitting the online parent application for the MPCP or the RPCP. A private school cannot prevent an eligible student from attending private school, expel or otherwise discipline the student, or withhold or reduce the student's grades because the student or their parents or guardians cannot afford or have not paid the allowable fees. The state will pay Choice school for each eligible Choice student who attends school.
The first two payments (in September and November) are sent to the school where the student is enrolled and to which he attends on the third Friday of September. The second two payments (in February and May) are sent to the school where the student is enrolled and to which he attends on the second Friday of January. If a Choice private school notifies the school district of the school's attendance area and the names and addresses of its students for the next school year, sometimes the school district will provide transportation or partially reimburse parents for transportation costs. If the school district is not required to provide transportation to the Choice student, and the Choice school decides to provide it, the Choice school may charge parents or guardians a service fee.
Parents should check with the Choice school their child expects to attend and with the school district to determine what transportation options are available, if any. The school must hold at least two meetings a year for parents to meet with the board of directors. The school must notify parents at least 30 days before the meeting. Parents can also ask the school for the dates of the meetings.
A private school cannot discriminate against a student with special educational needs during the admission process to the Choice program. However, being a private school, a Choice school should only offer those services to help students with special needs that it can provide with small adjustments. Parents should contact the Choice school during the admissions process to learn about the services the school can provide to its students. Parents should also contact the school district in which the private school is located to learn more about the services they provide to students with special needs who are enrolled in public schools and the minor services that the school district provides to students with special needs who are enrolled in private schools.
Some of the private schools that participate in the Choice program also participate in the Special Needs Scholarship Program (SNSP). The SNSP is a program independent of the Choice programs. Allows a student with a disability, who meets certain eligibility requirements, to receive a state-funded scholarship to attend a participating private school. Students participating in the MPCP who move outside the city of Milwaukee and wish to apply for the RPCP or the WPCP can apply as continuing students during the open application period offered by the RPCP school or during the WPCP application period, and must submit appropriate residency documentation.
Students participating in the RPCP who move outside the Racine Unified School District and wish to apply for the MPCP or the WPCP can apply as continuing students during the open application period offered by the MPCP school or during the WPCP application period, and must submit appropriate residency documentation. Upon request, Choice School must provide the student or parent of a minor student attending school with a copy of the student's progress records. Progress records refer to student records that include the student's grades, a statement of the courses the student has taken, the student's attendance record, the student's immunization records, any lead detection records required by state law, and records of the student's extracurricular activities at the student's school. If parents select the DPI income determination method, they must specify the amount of income received in the previous year (202) in the online application for parents and provide documentation on income to school.
If parents indicate that they have no income, they should explain how basic needs were met in the previous year and should provide evidence of support received for government assistance programs the previous year, if applicable. If parents select the DOR income determination method, they must enter their social security numbers or tax identification numbers in the online parent application or provide the school with their social security numbers or tax identification numbers. The income eligibility determination will be based on income from the previous year (202) or two years (202) before the current school year. Parents who filed a joint tax return in the past two years, but who no longer live with the other person, should consider using the DPI method.
See the DOR Revenue Determination section in this resource for additional information. If the parents didn't file taxes the previous year, but did in Wisconsin two years ago, and the parent meets the federal 1040 federal adjusted gross income income income for that fiscal year, the parent can use the DOR income determination method. The parent must return to the online parent application and use the DPI's income determination method before the end of the open application period in which the application was filed. Open application periods are identified in the Program Eligibility, Required Documentation, and Application Periods section.
The DOR income determination method is only available to parents who filed taxes in Wisconsin in at least one of the last two previous tax years. Parents who do not meet this requirement should use the DPI income determination method. This report documents the incarceration rates of white, black and Latino Americans in each state, identifies three factors that contribute to racial and ethnic disparities in incarceration, and provides recommendations for reform. True progress toward a racially just system requires understanding the variation in racial and ethnic inequalities in incarceration between states and the everyday policies and practices that drive these inequalities.