School Choice Options in Wisconsin

Public School Open Enrollment

State allows parents to choose any traditional public school for their child, regardless of location?


Public Charter Schools

State has a charter school law allowing for the creation of charter schools?


Public Magnet Schools

State permits public magnet and theme-based schools?


Online Learning

State offers free, full-time online academies, either run by the state or independent organization?


Private School Choice

State offers a private school choice scholarship or tax deduction program?


Homeschooling Freedom

Parents are free to educate their children at home (homeschooling)?


Wisconsin Celebrates National School Choice Week

National School Choice Week Dance

January 26

801 W. Lincoln Avenue - Milwaukee, WI 53125

National school Choice week coincides with our Catholic Schools Week. We will host a morning assmbely in which all students (K4-8), and staff will perform the dance for parents and community members.

Kick off to Catholic Schools Week

January 29, 11:00am

813 E. Patten School Boyd, Wisconsin

Pancake breakfast to promote Catholic Schools and the choice program

For all events check out Wisconsin'sMaster Events Lists Go!

Wisconsin Leadership Makes It Official
January 22-28 2017 is School Choice Week

Governor Scott Walker has officially proclaimed January 22-28 2017 as "School Choice Week" in Wisconsin.

Officials in the following cities and counties have officially proclaimed January 22-28, 2017 School Choice Week:

  • Burlington
  • Wausau
  • Cedarburg
  • Sparta
  • Norway
  • Balsam Lake
  • Medford
  • Peshtigo
  • Rhinelander
  • Menomonie
  • Phillips
  • Adams
  • Clintonville
  • Viroqua
  • Cuba City
  • Brooklyn
  • Racine
  • Williams Bay
  • Lake Geneva
  • Monroe
  • North Prairie
  • Superior

For more information, read news releases about specific events planned for the Badger State.


Want More?

Members of the media can request a list of school leaders in their state, who can discuss their participation in National School Choice Week by contacting Shelby Doyle at

Spread the Word

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