Online School in Wisconsin
We are accepting Alternative Open Enrollment applications to enroll for the 2020-21 school year on a limited basis, by grade level, based upon open seat availability.
Submit an information request below to speak with one of our team members!
Open enrollment for the 2021-22 school year begins February 1, 2021 and closes April 30, 2021, at 4:00 PM.
If you have any questions about enrolling your student at Wisconsin Virtual Learning, we would love to help you through the process. Please fill out the form to be connected with our team. The 2021-2022 regular open enrollment application period begins February 1, 2021 and closes April 30, 2021 at 4:00 PM.
Alternative Enrollment is Now Open for Virtual School in Wisconsin!
Alternative Enrollment opens for the 2020-21 school year on July 1, 2020. If you have any questions about enrolling your student at Wisconsin Virtual Learning, we’d love to help you through the process. Please fill out the form below to be connected with our team.
Who Can Apply For Virtual School?
Enrollment at Wisconsin Virtual Learning is open to any Wisconsin residents in 4k-12th grade. The only limitation applies to early childhood education or 4K: the child’s resident school district must offer the same type of program and the child must be eligible for that program. Please note: Residents of the Northern Ozaukee School District may enroll at any time throughout the year.
Is there a cost to parents for Open Enrollment?
When will I be notified if my child has been accepted through Open Enrollment?
School district notices of approval or denial must be postmarked by June 18, 2021. Parents may appeal the denial within 30 days of the date the denial notice is postmarked or delivered to the parent, whichever occurs first.
How to Apply to Online School:
Step 1: Download or save the Alternative Enrollment Application form before completing it electronically.
Step 2: Complete the application. When applying, you will choose the Northern Ozaukee School District as your nonresident school district of choice. Wisconsin Virtual Learning will be your school of choice. We also encourage families to choose “best interest of the pupil” as the reason for applying for alternative enrollment. Please include a statement as to why you believe it is in your student’s best interest to enroll in WVL, as well as explain why you believe your student would do well in a virtual school setting. We ask that high school applicants submit a copy of their most recent high school transcript. We use transcripts for scheduling purposes only, should your student be accepted for enrollment. Additionally, the application must be signed in order for it to be considered complete.
Step 3: Submit your application. Your completed Alternative Application and supporting documents: statement of “best interest” and high school transcripts (if applicable) should be submitted to Ann Baumann, District Registrar, by email, mail or fax to:
Attn: Ann Baumann- Registrar/Open Enrollment Coordinator
Northern Ozaukee School District/Wisconsin Virtual Learning
401 Highland Drive
Fredonia, WI 53021
Phone: 262-692-2489 x 294 Fax: 262-692-3952
*Emailing your application as an attachment is the fastest way to submit and process your application.
Step 4: Processing your application. It can take up to 20 days for your application to be approved. Both WVL and your resident school district will need to approve your application before your student is considered enrolled. You will receive an approval or denial email and letter from Ann Baumann once the application process is complete.
Step 5: Find success! Your student will be assigned a Student Learning Advocate (SLA). Parents, learning coaches and students will work together with their SLA to create a customized learning plan. Your SLA will be available to help answer questions along the way.
We thank you for your interest in our school and look forward to working with you and your learner!
A student may apply for enrollment at any time throughout the year if your child meets at least one of seven criteria as outlined by the Department of Public Instruction. Under what circumstances may parents apply using the alternative procedure?
There are seven circumstances under which a parent may submit an alternative application:
- The pupil’s resident school district determines that the pupil is a victim of a violent crime.
- The pupil is or has been homeless in the current or preceding school year.
- The pupil has been the victim of repeated bullying or harassment that has been reported to the resident school district and continues in spite of action taken.
- The pupil’s place of residence has changed due to the parent’s military orders.
- The pupil moved into this state within the past 30 days.
- The pupil’s place of residence has changed as a result of a court order or custody agreement, or the pupil was placed in a foster home or with a person other than the pupil’s parent, or removed from a foster home or the home of a person other than the pupil’s parent.
- The pupil’s parent and the nonresident and resident school districts agree that attending the nonresident school district is in the best interests of the pupil.