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Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP)

St. Joseph Catholic Academy is proud to participate in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP).  This program allows eligible students to attend a private school from grades 4K-12.

Each year, parents must complete the Online Parent Application.

Students must reside in Wisconsin but outside the city of Milwaukee and the Racine Unified School District. 



Students ages 4 - 20 on or before September 1 are eligible to apply for the Choice program. A student must be at least the following age on or before September 1: 4 years old for K4, 5 years old for K5 and 6 years old for 1st grade.

Application Grade or Prior Year Attendance Requirement

Students applying to WPCP must:

  • (1) be applying to grades K4, K5, 1, or 9, OR

  • (2) meet one of the following requirements for the 2022-23 school year: (a) attended a public school in Wisconsin; (b) attended school in another state; (c) were not enrolled in school (including homeschool for the entire 2022-23 school year); (d) participated in the MPCP, RPCP or WPCP; (e) are on a MPCP, RPCP or WPCP waiting list, OR

  • (3) are applying to the WPCP and are on any prior year WPCP waiting list in 2015-16 or later due to a school district enrollment cap.

Income Limit

Students who participated in any Choice program in the prior year and students on Choice waiting list in the prior year applying to the same Choice program are not required to provide income documentation.

New Choice students must provide income documentation showing the family income does not exceed the following income limits:

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