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Private School Choice Programs: School Registration Information


Schools Interested in Joining the
Private School Choice Programs (PSCP)
in the 2025-26 School Year

If your school is interested in participating in the PSCP in the 2025-26 school year and would like to receive information on the 2025-26 registration process as it becomes available, complete the Interested Schools Form.

This form does not commit you to participating in the PSCP. The school will be required to complete a separate Intent to Participate form to participate in the PSCP.

The school registration requirements and deadlines established in state law vary based on whether your private school is considered a "new private school" or an "existing private school" per Wis. Stats. §§ 118.60 and 119.23.

  • "New private school": If your school is a “new private school”, you are required to meet certain requirements by August 1, 2024. Schools that do not meet these requirements by August 1, 2024 are not eligible to participate in the PSCP for the 2025-26 school year. Additional information on the requirements will be available Summer 2025. An email will be sent to the schools that completed the Interested Schools Form once this information is available.
  • "Existing private school": Private schools that do not meet the new private school definition are considered an “existing private school”. "Existing private schools" must register to participate in the PSCP for the 2025-26 school year by January 10, 2025. Additional materials and information regarding registering to participate in the PSCP for 2025-26 will be posted as it becomes available. An email will be sent to all schools that complete the Interested Schools Form when the registration information is available.

Determine if your school is a "new private school" or an "existing private school" by answering the following questions:


1. Has your private school been open in Wisconsin with enrolled students for longer than 12 consecutive months while meeting the requirements of a private school in state law under Wis. Stat. s. 118.165(1)?

2. Does your private school have either of the following?
a. At least 40 students.
b. Three or more grades with enrolled students. 

If your school answered no to either question, it may meet the definition of a "new private school," and must consider this last question:

3. Is your private school operated/managed by a private school already participating in the PSCP?

If your school also answered no to this last question, then it meets the definition of a "new private school." If your school answered yes, contact the department to determine if your school is a "new private school."

If you have any questions, please e-mail
or call toll free 1-888-245-2732 ext. 3.