School Choice Info

TLSWisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP)

Information for the 2018-19 School Year

  • TLS will continue to participate in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program in 2018-2019.
  • Under this program -- funded by the State of Wisconsin -- parents have a voice in how their tax dollars are spent on the education of their children. At TLS, we believe parents are best equipped to decide what school is the best fit for their child. This program allows more families to choose Christian education for their sons or daughters.
  • TLS encourages all qualifying families to apply.
Parents must go to the DPI website to apply for the 2018-2019 school year. Once your application has been entered, the DPI site will list what documentation is needed for you to bring to TLS for verification.

TLS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page about TLS & the Wisconsin School Choice program.

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General Information

WPCP Fast Facts

  • Enrollment for 2018-19 will run from February 1, 2018 to April 20, 2018
  • Students chosen by a lottery system performed by the Department of Public Instruction receive a voucher that is paid to TLS to cover 100% of tuition
  • Completed 2017 Tax Information & proof of residency is needed to complete enrollment eligibility process for new applicants
  • Income eligibility set by the state program is based on a family's Adjusted Gross Income; see Income Guideline Chart below
  • Families with a student chosen for a voucher in 2017-2018 need to re-apply and provide proof of residency within the enrollment window

Resources For Parents from DPI: dpi.wi.gov/choice

  • Link to Online Parent Application
  • Application Process Presentation
  • Parent Brochure (available in English and Spanish)
  • Frequently Asked Questions (available in English and Spanish)
  • Online Parent Application Print Screens
  • School Lists and Contact Information (will be posted February 1)
  • Allowed Residency Documents
  • Alternative Residency Documentation Form
  • Department of Revenue (DOR) Income Determination Method FAQ
  • 2018-19 Income Limits

 WPCP Eligibility Chart for the 2018-2019 School Year
Adjusted Gross Income 
 
Family Size    Max. Yearly Income (Single)    Max. Yearly Income (Married)*
2 $35,728 N/A
3 $44,924 $51,924
4 $54,120 $61,120
5 $63,316 $70,316
6 $72,512 $79,512
For each additional member add $9,196
*This column will not show up on the DPI website; it reflects the $7000 adjustment for married couples with children.

Important Details

School District Choices
At one point on the form you will be asked for your school district.  Please choose the appropriate response under "Resident School District" and click "Continue."  The UHS option that is on the page does not apply to our area.

Options for Determining Income

  • Preferred Method
    Complete your income tax for 2017, and enter the necessary totals on the WPCP application.  Bring a SIGNED copy of your tax form to the school for reference. This method greatly eases processing of applications
  • Secondary Method
    On the WPCP application, click to allow the Department of Revenue (DOR) to determine your income eligibility.  If 2017 tax information has not been submitted, 2016 data will be used.  When determinations are made with this method, appeals may not be made.
 Accepted documents for proof of residency
  • Current Wage Statement (can be year end W2)
  • Current water, gas, or electric bill (dated within the last 90 days)
  • Current lease agreement

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