The application for the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program
can be found here.
High Point Christian School is excited to participate in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) beginning in the 2019-20 school year. For students selected by the state, families receive a voucher that pays their students' tuition in full. The open application period for the statewide Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) for the 2020-2021 school year begins February 1 and runs through April 20, 2020.
Is your family eligible for the WPCP?
To meet the income requirements for the program a student’s family must have an Adjusted Gross Income at or below 220% of the federal poverty level with an additional $7,000 allowed for a married couple as illustrated in the table below. 2019-2020 Adjusted Gross Income limits are shown below:
*Add $9,504 for each additional family member above 6
**Family Income is the Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) on 1040 tax form
Please Note: When a married couple applies for a Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) voucher for their child, $7,000 is SUBTRACTED from their adjusted gross income before comparing it to the income chart. This is considered a benefit to married parents. The rightmost column on the above chart shows the 2-parent household income for eligibility under the income limits.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is early application advantageous?
We encourage you to register for the WPCP early so there is adequate time to complete the necessary steps to confirm income and residency. However, the timing of the application does not give the applicant an advantage. Those who register near the end of the enrollment period have the same opportunity as those who register early.
What happens if more students apply than the seats available?
There are a limited number of WPCP seats available that are designated per grade level. If more students apply to the WPCP than what we have opened at a specific grade level, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will conduct a lottery to select students for that grade level. On occasion, a selected student may decide not to enroll. If this happens, an opportunity will be extended to a student at that grade level who was not initially selected.
If my child is in the Choice program, will he or she be treated differently?
Students in the Choice program are HPCS students in every sense of the word. Families in our school will not know who is participating in the WPCP, and WPCP participants will not know which other students are also part of the WPCP.
Does the Choice payment cover every HPCS related expense?
No, the Choice payment covers tuition and education-related fees in full. Expenses not covered by the choice payment include:
- Social and extracurricular activities (e.g.: athletic fees, movie nights, class retreats)
- Rental of musical instruments (including band lessons)
- Hot Lunch
- Fees for classes that are not required for graduation (e.g.: photography, woodworking)
There may be other fees for which HPCS may charge. The above list is not intended to be an exhaustive one. If you have questions, please contact the Principal for clarification.
Is my family automatically in the program once we meet the income and residency requirements of the WPCP?
Not necessarily. If there are more applicants for a particular grade level than seats available, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will conduct a random lottery to assign seats to applicants.
Am I finished with the process after I have submitted the online application?
No, all applicant families must provide two pieces of information to HPCS. One is proof of residency. This may be a recent utility bill, a cable bill, a tax bill, or another government-issued mailing that proves that the family lives at the location that it submitted on the online application. A detailed list of acceptable residency documents can be found here.
The family must document its financial eligibility. For those using the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) method, this typically means providing their completed and signed 2018 tax forms to HPCS. For those using the Department of Revenue (DOR) method, this means providing the Social Security number(s) of the parent(s) during the application process.
Whichever method the family selects, the online application form informs parents what to provide to HPCS.
Complete details about the program, including income and residency requirements, can be found here.