Public school open enrollment, Wisconsin’s public school choice program, continues its steady growth since it began in the 1998-99 school year with a new application period beginning Feb. 6 and running through April 28 for the 2017-18 school year. Traditionally, children in Wisconsin are assigned to public school districts based on the location of their parents’ home. Open enrollment is a tuition-free opportunity for parents to apply for their children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they live.
Under public school open enrollment, parents may apply during the three-month application period to the school district they wish their children to attend using the online application website (dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment). Application deadlines are firm. Early and late applications are not accepted. Districts will notify parents by June 9 whether their open enrollment applications have been approved or denied.
Transportation to and from a nonresident school, in most circumstances, is the responsibility of the parent.
For more information visit dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment.