Wisconsin Parental Choice Program
The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) allows students to attend a participating private school if certain eligibility criteria are met and the students are selected in the random drawing conducted by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The private school, on behalf of the student’s parent or guardian, receives a state aid payment (voucher) for each eligible student. Applications are accepted each year between February 1 and April 20. Students who have received a WPCP voucher in the prior year and reapply will be awarded a voucher each subsequent year regardless of income and grade. Visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI website) for details, instructions, and a link to the application. WPCP is a separate application process from the St. Mary Catholic Schools (SMCS) tuition assistance application.
Deadline approaching–April 20, 2017.
SMCS participates in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP). This is an excellent opportunity for families who may have believed that an outstanding, faith-based education was beyond their reach. WPCP provides the chance for students whose families meet the income requirements and who are selected, to attend SMCS at no charge.
The application process takes place in the spring for the following school year. Once a student is admitted to the program, the “voucher” follows the student through grade 12. Visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI website) for details, instructions and a link to the application. The link to the application is active effective February 1 – April 20, 2017.
To learn more about WPCP, click here for answers to frequently asked questions or call 920-722-7796.