SCHOOL CHOICE INFORMATION

Information for the 2022-2023 School Year

Trinity Lutheran School will participate in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program for the 2022-2023 school year.
 
Under this program, funded by the State of Wisconsin, parents have a choice in how their tax dollars are spent on the education of their children. At Trinity, we believe parents are best equipped to decide what school is the best fit for their child. This program allows more families to choose Christian education for their sons or daughters.
 
Trinity encourages all qualifying families to apply. Please note that only current students in 4K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade and students transferring from public schools or another choice school are eligible.
 
Parents must go to the DPI website to apply for the 2022-2023 school year. Parent email verification is a part of the application process. It may take 5 minutes to 24 hours for the verification email to be received by the applicant. The application process can be completed once the verification has arrived. Once your application has been entered, the DPI site will list what documentation is needed for you to bring to Trinity for verification.
 
Click here for the Trinity Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page about Trinity & the Wisconsin School Choice program.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Enrollment for 2022-2023 will run from February 1, 2022 to April 21, 2022
  • Students chosen by a lottery system performed by the Department of Public Instruction receive a voucher that is paid to Trinity which covers 100% of tuition
  • Completed 2021 Tax Information & proof of residency is required to complete enrollment eligibility process for new applicants
  • Income eligibility set by the state program is based on a family’s Adjusted Gross Income (AGI); see Income Guideline Chart below. AGI is line 37 of form 1040.
  • Families with a student chosen in 2021-22 need to re-apply and provide proof of residency within the enrollment window

Links to Information from the Department of Public Instruction (DPI)

WPCP Eligibility Chart for the 2022-2023 School Year

Adjusted Gross Income
Family Size MPCP and RPCP Yearly Income* WPCP Yearly Income*
1 $38,640 $28,336
2 $52,260 $38,324
3 $65,880 $48,312
4 $79,500 $58,300
5 $93,120 $68,288
6 $106,740 $78,276
For each additional member add: $13,620 $9,988
* If the student’s parents/legal guardians are married, their income is reduced by $7,000 when determining income eligibility for the program (i.e. married family income minus $7,000 is the amount married families compare to the table).

 IMPORTANT DETAILS

School District Choices

At one point on the form you will be asked for your school district.  Please choose the appropriate response under “Resident School District” and click “Continue.”  The UHS option that is on the page does not apply to our area.
 

Options for Determining Income

Before deciding which method to use for your family, please consult this Frequently Asked Questions document prepared by the Department of Public Instruction:

DPI Method

Complete your income tax for 2021, and enter the necessary totals on the WPCP application. Bring a SIGNED copy of your tax form to Trinity for reference.

DOR Method

On the WPCP application, click to allow the Department of Revenue (DOR) to determine your income eligibility.  If 2021 tax information has not been submitted, 2020 data will be used.
 

Accepted Documents for Proof of Residency

  • Current Wage Statement (can be year-end W2)
  • Current water, gas, or electric bill (dated within the last 90 days)
  • Current lease agreement
 

More Information

Contact David Knittel – Principal at Trinity Lutheran School
Phone: 920-756-3738

School Choice FAQ