Beginning March 1, 2017 you will be able to apply online for School Choice for the 2017-18 school year. Go to http://dpi.wi.gov/sms/choice-programs/student-applications and click on the link for the Online Application. The application process requires an email address to set up an account. There is only one application for both New and Continuing students.
Parents of new students applying to the RPCP for the
2017-18 school year will need their 2016 income information (2016 1040 tax
form, W2 year-end earnings statement, etc.) available when completing the
online parent application if they choose the Department of Public Instruction
(DPI) method for income verification. Parents will also be required to take
copies of those documents to the school before the end of the open application
period. For the month of March the
end date is March 20, 2017. All documentation can be turned in to the school
office until March 17, 2017. If you
are turning in documentation on March 20th all
documentation must be brought to the Parish office. Our school is closed on March 20th.
Parents of new students may alternatively choose to use
the Department of Revenue (DOR) method to verify their income eligibility. If
choosing this method, parents must provide their Social Security number or
Taxpayer ID number to the school before the end of the open application period.
If the Department of Revenue does not have records available, the parent will
be required to use the DPI method and enter their income information into the
online application and take documentation confirming their income to the
school. If the Department of Revenue has
records available but declares the application “INELIGIBLE” you cannot reapply until the 2018-19
school year. Because of this we
encourage all New Student Applicants to use the Department of Public
Instruction (DPI) method for income verification.
Parents will receive an email confirmation from the
Department of Public Instruction after their application has been successfully
Parents of NEW students are required to take income and residency documentation to the school before the end of the open application period. For the month of March the end date is March 20, 2017.
Parents of CONTINUING students are required to take only residency documentation to the school before the open application period ends. For the month of March the end date is March 20, 2017.
If you are applying as a “Continuing Student” it is very important that you apply by March 20, 2017. If you do not meet this deadline you run the risk of losing your School Choice seat here at Our Lady of Grace Academy. If that happens you might have to reapply as a new family. If there are no longer seats available you would be put on a waiting list.
Along with the online application for the School Choice Program, an Enrollment Form must also be filled out and returned to school prior to acceptance for the 2017-18 school year. This form is provided by the school and was sent home to ALL current families. This Enrollment Form was due back to the school office by February 3, 2017. If you have not returned this form, please do so as soon as possible.
If you have any questions please contact the school office.