The Private School Choice Programs (PSCP) includes the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP), the Racine Parental Choice Program (RPCP) and the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program or statewide program (WPCP). Schools participating in the program receive a state aid payment for each eligible student on behalf of the student’s parent or guardian.
Important Dates and Reminders
This document is a great source for requirements and deadlines at a glance that you can use as a quick reference during the school year.
Parents should see the Parent Page for information specific to parents of students and prospective students of the Choice program.
A summary of common questions and items that have changed for schools participating in the Choice programs as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak is below. Unless otherwise noted, there have not been changes to the Choice program requirements at this time. The memos submitted to the Legislative Reference Bureau listing all of the waivers and due date changes made by DPI are available on the Statutes and Rules webpage.
School Choice Emails to Private Schools
Providing Application Documentation Electronically
Required application documents can be provided to the school electronically. A school can use a pdf, picture, or print screen as long as the document includes all of the required components and Wisconsin law permits copying of the document.
There are two specific items that require a complete document: the first two pages of the federal income tax return if it is required support for the application and a lease agreement, if used for residency documentation, must be a complete, signed lease. See School Application Processing webpage and Appendix C of the Residency Documentation Bulletin for more information.
Other Topics Available on the DPI COVID-19 Webpage
Individuals on this list are prohibited from being responsible for administrative, financial, or pupil health and safety matters, for compensation or serve as a volunteer, at another private school participating in the same program(s) as the school was barred or terminated. Disqualified persons on this list are disqualified for seven years from the date of the state superintendent's order barring or terminating the private school. Disqualified Persons List
Schools that participate in any of the Private School Choice Programs must meet insurance requirements.
If you have any questions, please e-mail PrivateSchoolChoice@dpi.wi.gov
or call toll free 1-888-245-2732 ext. 3.