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WI Parental Choice Program


Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP)

Winnebago Lutheran Academy is part of the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP). For students who qualify and then are selected to receive a voucher through the WPCP, the family receives a voucher from the State of Wisconsin that pays their student’s WLA tuition in full. The voucher remains with the students selected through their time at WLA.

Ninth grade is considered an entry point in the WPCP. This means all incoming ninth graders who meet the income criteria and apply are eligible to be picked. The cap for vouchers in the 2018-19 school  year is 3% of the school district’s total enrollment where the family resides. For school districts where more students apply than the cap allows, students are selected by random draw by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Eligibility is based on family size and Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) as reported on your 2017 tax return (see chart below) and being a resident of the State of Wisconsin.


Single Parent Household

Family Size Family Income at or below
2 $35,728
3 $44,924
4 $54,120
5 $63,316
6 $72,512

Two Parent (Married) Household

Family Size Family Income at or below
3 $51,924
4 $61,120
5 $70,316
6 $79,512
7 88,708

Add $9,196 for each additional family member above. 
Based on 220% of the Federal Poverty Level.

February 1, 2018 through April 20, 2018 is the open application period to apply for a voucher to the WPCP for the 2018-2019 school year. Families are notified of their selection by mid-June. Additional information on applying to WPCP will be published as it becomes available.

In 2017-2018, WLA has forty-eight students received a voucher from sixteen different school districts. For those students who qualify for the WPCP, and are not selected for a voucher, financial aid from WLA is available.

Please note the specific situations below regarding applying for the WPCP

  • If your student is new to WLA and you have need for financial aid, apply for both WLA financial aid and the WPCP if you meet the criteria of the WPCP.
  • If your student is a returning student and has received or has a need for financial aid, you must apply annually for financial aid.
  • If your student was previously on a WPCP waiting list, you may apply again to the WPCP for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • If your returning student received a voucher through the WPCP in the 2017-2018 school year, do not apply for WLA financial aid. Simply re-apply for the WPCP voucher. Returning families only need to verify residency on the application, not income.


Who to Contact with Questions:

For immediate information or questions please call the WLA office (920-921-4930) or contact Principal David Schroeder (dschroeder@wlavikings.org) or Business Manager Eric Schraufnagel (eschraufnagel@wlavikings.org).

Thank you for your help in making this program an asset for our Academy as we move forward in our mission of bringing a distinct Lutheran education to the high school students of our Association and community.