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WI Parental Choice Program

Abundant Life Christian School is an approved School Choice (“voucher”) school. The open application period for the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program begins on the 1st weekday in February and ends on the 3rd Thursday in April.

The application period for the 2021-22 school year began
on February 1, 2021, and ends on April 15, 2021.

The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program awards vouchers, to families who qualify, for 100% of the tuition costs at the WPCP school of the recipient’s choice.

  • A voucher covers 100% of your tuition.
  • If a student is granted a voucher they will retain that voucher through 12th grade (must re-apply each year), regardless of a family’s financial situation.
  • If your family meets the eligibility requirements, it is important that you apply to this program during the open application window.  

WPCP Income Limits

For the 2021-22 school year, the family income of a student new to a choice program must be at or below the amount listed in the table below for the program the student is applying.

  • All students must apply each year at dpi.wi.gov/choice.
  • If a student is continuing in any of the choice programs or was on the choice waiting list for the same Choice program in the prior year, he or she does not need to meet the income limits.
  • Family income includes the income of the student’s parent(s)/legal guardian(s) that reside in the same household as the student applicant.
    • If the student’s parents/legal guardians that reside in the same household are married, their income is reduced by $7,000 when determining income eligibility for the program (i.e. married family income minus $7,000).
      • For example, if a family of four with parents that are married has an income of $60,000, subtract $7,000 from their income and compare that amount ($53,000) to the income limit for a family of four in the appropriate table below.
    • Family size includes parents/legal guardians and their children by birth, marriage or adoption that reside in the same household as the student applicant.

* As determined by the Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) on the federal income tax return for the prior calendar year
(2020 for the 2021-2022 school year).

For questions regarding this information please email PrivateSchoolChoice@dpi.wi.gov
or dial, toll free: 1-888-245-2732, ext. 3.

How Do I Apply?

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has an online application for parents and legal guardians to submit student applications for the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP).

  • The application window opens the first weekday in February each year and runs through the third Thursday in April.

To get started visit the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) website HERE.

New Families to WPCP

Families who have never applied to Abundant Life Christian School for the School Choice (WPCP) Program and are NOT on the Choice waiting list:

  1. Go to the WPCP website, complete the online application and submit Abundant Life Christian School (ALCS) as the school you would like your child(ren) to attend
  2. Verify your income by choosing one of two methods explained on the website (Dept of Revnue Income Verification FAQs)
  3. Verify residency (proof of residency must be submitted to ALCS)*
  4. Follow the Admissions Process for Abundant Life Christian School as you wait to hear if you are picked for a voucher.
    1. Schedule a Tour
    2. Submit an Enrollment Application with Report Card and *IEP/504 Plan (if applicable)
    3. Schedule a Student Assessment/Student Interview

PLEASE NOTE:

  • ALCS does not offer any English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to English Language Learners (ELL). Students must be able to read, write, speak, and listen to English in order to be successful in our accelerated curriculum. We are not equipped for regular communication in languages other than English, so all of our communications are sent in English. 
  • *ALCS does not have a special education department. We will review a student's academic needs to determine if we are able to serve them successfully. We are not equipped for one-to-one assistance, OT, or PT needs.

Current Families in the WPCP Program

Families holding vouchers and families who are on the Choice waiting list:

  1. Go to WPCP website, complete application and submit Abundant Life Christian School as the school you would like your child(ren) to attend (continue attending)
  2. Verify residency (proof of residency must be submitted to ALCS)*

*Residency Note-If you move at any time during the application process or during the school year you MUST provide updated residency information to the school.

Notice of Educational Options

Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 115.28 (54m), notice must be provided regarding the educational options available to all students who are at least three years old, but not yet 18 years old. Each of the following areas linked below represent educational options for Wisconsin students:

*NOTE: not all private schools operating in Wisconsin are listed in the directory