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CHOICE PROGRAM

 

Martin Luther High School participates in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Racine Choice Programs

 

A note from your ML Choice Coordinator:

In order to serve our Spartan Families better, we have a specific process to follow to complete your Choice verification.  For ease for our families, you can complete the entire process online.  Please follow the steps below and click on the big yellow button below for Choice Handbook Acknowledgement.  Reading the handbook will help you to better understand the Choice program at Martin Luther High School.  It will then prompt you to upload the required items, including proof of residency and income (even if it is not required by DPI, we do require proof of income for all new students).  All of this can be done from your smartphone or on a computer.  We look forward to meeting you!

 

Choice Programs:

Martin Luther High School participates in the State of Wisconsin tuition assistance programs called Private School Choice Programs.  These programs allow families who meet the household income requirements to have their tuition partially or fully funded by the state.   Interested families must complete an online application through the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) along with their verification of current income level and residency.  
 
Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP):
The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) offers renewable assistance through the State of Wisconsin for Milwaukee residents.  MPCP allows families who meet certain income levels to have their tuition partially or fully funded by the state.  To qualify for this program you must live in the City of Milwaukee and you must meet these income requirements: 2022-23 Income Limits.  Families who fall into the lower MPCP income bracket have their tuition balance 100% funded by the state.  Families who fall into the higher income bracket have over 70% of the Martin Luther High School tuition funded by the state (this income bracket is referred to as the MPCP 220 program).  
 
Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP):
The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) offers assistance for students who live outside of the cities of Milwaukee or Racine.  To qualify for this program you must live outside the cities of Milwaukee and Racine, Students must reside in Wisconsin but outside the city of Milwaukee and the Racine Unified School District and you must meet these income requirements: 2022-23 Income Limits
 
Racine Parental Choice Program (RPCP):  The Racine Parental Choice Program (RPCP) offers assistance through the State of Wisconsin for Racine residents.  To qualify for this program you must live in the City of Racine, Students must reside in the Racine Unified School District, and you must meet these income requirements: 2022-23 Income Limits
 

 

How to Apply:

STEP 1: Collect your financial and residency documents.  The best options are your 2021 Federal Tax Return or your 2021 W-2 forms.  Your WE-Energies bill is your ideal proof of residency.  

 

STEP 2: Apply for your Choice Seat using the options below.  

APPLY EARLY! These are highly competitive programs. When the choice seats are filled, a wait-list will be started.  
 
Apply Online for a  MPCP Seat
February 1st - 20th (Preferred Apply Date)
March 1st - 21st
April 1st - 20th
June 1st - 20th
August 1st - 22nd
September 1st - 14th (for current school year)
December 1st, 2022 - January 9th, 2023 (for 2nd semester)
 
Apply Online for a  WPCP Seat
February 1st - April 21st
 
Apply Online for an RPCP Seat
February 1st - 20th (Preferred Apply Date)
March 1st - 21st
April 1st - 20th
June 1st - 20th
August 1st - 22nd
September 1st - 14th (for current school year)
 
 

STEP 3: To get started, click here or click on the big yellow button below.  In this step, the online form will require all parents to read and acknowledge receipt of the Choice Handbook New and returning students must submit proof of residency documents.  New students may also be prompted to schedule an appointment to verify the documents in person at the school.  

At Martin Luther High School, income documents are required of all new families and returning Gap 220 families looking to participate in the Choice Program.  Students in grades 9 to 12 whose family income exceeds 2.2 times the applicable poverty level will be charged the difference between Martin Luther High School's tuition and the choice voucher (referred to as the Gap 220 tuition).  Using the submitted income documents, Martin Luther High School may award Gap 220 families with an immediate financial aid award that further reduces their tuition owed.  Gap 220 families also have the option to apply for additional financial aid or tuition discounts.  

 

STEP 4:  If you have made it to step 4, you have completed the first steps toward creating a financial plan to attend Martin Luther.   Please wait to hear from your Choice Coordinators on whether or not you receive a Choice seat at Martin Luther.  Take this time to make sure you have also followed the process to be academically accepted.  Click here to see the steps for academic acceptance.

Click Here to Complete Step #3:

Acknowledge the Choice Handbook &

Upload Proof of Residency Documents 

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Mrs. Karla J. Miles, Alumni, Choice Program Coordinator
KMiles@MartinLutherHS.org | 414.421.4000 Ext. 181

Direct Phone# (414)296-5914