Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

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 certain eligibility criteria are met and the students are selected in the random drawing 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 student.

If your family income places you at or below 220% of the federal poverty guideline you may consider applying for a voucher through the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) via the DPI.  These vouchers are awarded on a lottery basis and cover the cost of the base tuition and the registration fee.  To apply, please complete the Online Application and bring proof of residency (such as a recent utility bill) to Admissions, Xavier High School, 1600 W Prospect Ave, Appleton, WI 54914.


Availability of new student vouchers is determined annually based on the DPI lottery. Once a student is awarded a voucher with St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System,  the voucher follows the child through grade 12, with minimal paperwork to be completed each year. 

The open application period for the 2023-2024 school year is February 1, 2023 thru April 20, 2023.  


Returning WPCP families that have received a voucher are required to log into the Online Parent Application and update any demographic information each year. Families are  required to submit a recent (within 90 days) utility bill with parent's name and current address to Admissions at Xavier Catholic Schools, Xavier High School, 1600 W Prospect Ave, Appleton, WI 54914.

For more information or if you have any questions, contact Tara Pearce, VP of Admissions, by email or call (920) 735-9380.

Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 115.28 (54m), our school is required to notify and provide the educational
options available to all students who are at least three years old, but not yet 18 years old.
Please go to https://dpi.wi.gov/ed-options to see the educational options represented for Wisconsin students.