Choice Program Application Information
Any family who thinks they may qualify for the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) is encouraged to apply.
o If a K-8th grade student resides in the City of Milwaukee, they are eligible for the MPCP.
Grace cannot guarantee eligibility to anyone (until after your application is processed).
Open Enrollment periods for Grace for 2015-16 are:
February 1 – February 20
March 1 – March 20
April 1 – April 20
May 1 – May 20
June 1 – June 20
July 1 – July 20
August 1 – August 20
September 1 – September 14
2015-16 Income Limits for New Students
Milwaukee Parental Choice Program
For the 2015-16 school year, the family income of a student new to the program must be at or below the amount listed in
the table below. If a student is continuing in the program or was on a choice waiting list at a choice school in the prior
year, he or she is no longer required to meet the income limits. Family income includes the income of the student’s
parent(s) or legal guardian(s) that reside in the same household as the student applicant. If the student’s parents/legal
guardians are married their income is reduced by $7,000 when determining income eligibility for the program. Family size
includes parents/legal guardians and their children by birth, marriage or adoption that reside in the same household as the
300% of the Federal Poverty Level for 2015-16
Family Size Maximum Yearly Income*
For each additional member add $12,375
- Go to http://sms.dpi.wi.gov/mpcp_apps
- Open the application titled “New Student Application” or pick up a copy at the school office. This can be filled out on the computer and then printed, or filled out with pen.
- Turn in the completed application to the school office along with
2. If did not include your Social Security Numbers on the application, or you did not file any taxes in the previous year, please also turn in a Family Income Eligibility Form.
How does a student apply for the MPCP?
The parent or guardian must complete a Choice student application form and submit it to the school during a
school’s open application period(s). Parents will have to prove the child's residency in the City of
New students, not continuing in the program or on a choice waiting list at a choice school in the prior year, will have to also provide income documentation. Parents/guardians may either:
(a) provide their social security numbers or taxpayer identification number and have the Department of Revenue determine
whether the student is income eligible for the program; or
(b) complete the Department of Public Instruction’s alternative income forms and the school will determine whether the student meets the income requirements.
Choice schools must inform parents
(a) how many Choice program slots are open by grade level;
(b) the date, if necessary, of a lottery to select Choice students if more applications are received than there are Choice slots
(c) within 60 days of receiving the student's completed application, whether or not the child has been accepted into the Choice program. A student can apply to the Choice program at one or more schools at any time during a school’s open application periods.