Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP)

The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) allows students who reside in a Wisconsin school district, other than the Milwaukee or Racine Unified School District, to attend any participating private school if financial and residential eligibility criteria are met and the students are selected in the random drawing, (if the number of applications exceed the number of available vouchers), conducted by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI).  The private school, on behalf of the pupil’s parent or guardian, receives a state aid payment for each eligible WPCP student enrolled and attending the private school.

If you live in the Marinette, Peshtigo or Oconto School Districts, or the surrounding area and your family income qualifies for the program, you may apply for a voucher through the Department of Public Instruction to attend Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy in the 2017-2018 school year.

 

WPCP Requirements for 2017-18 school year
based on AGI from 2016 taxes

Eligibility is determined by income and residency.

Students living in the Marinette, Peshtigo or Oconto school districts or other areas (ie: Crivitz, Coleman, Lena ) may apply.

Current Academy students entering PreK-4, Kindergarten, 1st or 9th grade may apply
if income and residency requirements are met.

 

Family Size

Single Parent

Married

2

$29,637

n/a

3

$37,296

$44,296

4

$44,855

$51,955

5

$52,614

$59,614

6

$60,273

$67,273


For complete information on the eligibility and the application process please see http://dpi.wi.gov/sms/choice-programs/student-applications and search related links.  To apply a parent or guardian needs to complete the online parent application from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and follow all instructions which includes providing proof of income and residency to Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy upon completion of the online application.

New student vouchers are awarded annually through a DPI run random selection process.  If awarded a voucher, that voucher will cover all costs associated with attending Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy.

Once a student is awarded a voucher to Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy, that student is eligible to stay in the program each year through grade 12.  Residency requirements must be verified each year.  Busing is  available at no cost for students who reside within the Marinette and Peshtigo School Districts.

The open application period for the 2018-2019 school year will be February 1 – April 20, 2018

For more information on the WPCP and Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy’s participation please contact
Phil Noble at (715) 735-7481 or accounting.staa@gmail.com