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2017-18 Open Enrollment

Public school open enrollment application period begins in February / Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Public school open enrollment, Wisconsin’s public school choice program, continues its steady growth since it began in the 1998-99 school year with a new application period beginning February 6, 2017 and running through April 28, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. for the 2017-18 school year.

Traditionally, children in Wisconsin are assigned to public school districts based on the location of their parents’ home. Open enrollment is a tuition-free opportunity for parents to apply for their children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they live.

The state’s public school open enrollment program is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  Under public school open enrollment, parents may apply during the three-month application period to the school district they wish their children to attend using the online application website. Application deadlines are firm. Early and late applications are not accepted. Districts will notify parents by June 9 whether their open enrollment applications have been approved or denied.

Click on the links below if you would like more information.

If you have any additional questions regarding this program, please contact Amanda J. Popovich, Director of Pupil Services at (715) 682-7080, Ext. 6004 / or Karie Hudson, Open Enrollment Coordinator at 715-682-7952, Ext. 6101 /


Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - Resources/Open Enrollment Application

Open Enrollment Informational Brochure