This section of our webpage presents information important for Choice schools to understand and meet requirements of the Choice programs. From this page, schools will find information regarding important dates reminders and COVID-19, and how to access the Online Application System, process applications, locate and use Choice programs forms, access program bulletins, participate in training for the Choice programs, and the process for a school registering to participate in the Choice programs.
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.
For information about COVID-19, see the DPI COVID-19 Webpage.
If you have any questions, please e-mail PrivateSchoolChoice@dpi.wi.gov
or call toll free 1-888-245-2732 ext. 3.