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Wisconsin offers K–12 students and their families several types of school choice, including five private school choice programs, charter schools, magnet schools, home schooling and inter-district and intra-district public school choice via open enrollment policies.Explore Other States
Private School Choice
Wisconsin has five private school choice programs, four school vouchers and an individual tax deduction. These programs help families send their children to participating private schools.
Wisconsin Program List
Special Needs Scholarship Program
K–12 Private School Tuition Deduction
Individual Tax Credit/Deduction
Parental Choice Program (Statewide)
Parental Private School Choice Program (Racine)
Milwaukee Parental Choice Program
Public School Choice
Wisconsin allows parents to transfer to traditional public schools outside and within their district via two open enrollment policies. Wisconsin also has magnet schools.
Wisconsin has many charter schools. Charter schools are publicly funded schools that are free of many of the regulations that restrict traditional public schools.
Parents have to follow certain laws in Wisconsin when homeschooling their children.