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THE MILWAUKEE PARENTAL CHOICE PROGRAM
MPCP
The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program allows students from low income families who reside in the city of Milwaukee to attend any participating private school located in the city at no tuition or registration charge if certain eligibility criteria are met. However, the parent will be charged for uniforms, transportation, gym clothes and social activities.

If you are interested in this program please contact our Parental Choice Administrator, Principal Kenneth Smith at 414-353-3520, admin@milwaukeesdaschool.org. or our Parental Choice Designee, Lisa Doorley at 414-353-3520, secretary@milwaukeesdaschool.org.

Registration Instructions for New & Returning MPCP Students

All Students:

We are a participating private school that offers K5-10th grade. Applications may only be accepted during MPCP open enrollment dates. They are:
o February through August, as well as October and November from the 1st to the 20th of each of those individual months.
o September applications will be accepted from the 1st though the 14th.
o January applications will be accepted from the 1st through the 7th.

ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION, INCLUDING RESIDENCY AND INCOME MUST BE TURNED IN DURING THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD OF THE MONTH YOU APPLY. IF IT IS NOT, YOUR APPLICATION IS NOT COMPLETE AND YOU MUST REAPPLY.


Returning Students:

1. Please fill out the Continuing MPCP Student Application. All areas must be filled in to be complete.
How to fill out the Continuing Student Application for the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program:
(Please note that no whiteout can be used. Instead, cross off the mistake and initial the mistake.)
   • School applying to: “Milwaukee Seventh-day Adventist School” (no abbreviations)
   • All parents / guardians residing in the household must be listed
   • Social Security number/tax id numbers may be included (not required)
   • Current address and telephone number
 Student information:
   • Full legal name and grade level applying for next school year
   • Race, ethnicity and gender must be completed for all pupils
   • Date of birth must be completed
   • May list all children from the family that are continuing in the program, on the application.
   • One parent listed at top should sign and date the bottom.

2. Proof of residency in the city of Milwaukee is required for returning MPCP students. Proof of residency will be accepted in these forms only:
   a. Current utility bill (light, water, gas, electric, cable or landline phone)
   b. Current lease agreement
   c. Current property tax bill
   d. Current wage statement in the name of the parent/guardian
   e. Recent government correspondence (including an assistance provider)
   f. And in certain situations an alternative residency form which you can get from the school
*If you do not have any of the required documentation for proof of residency, then you must fill out the “Alternative Residency Verification Form” and include the supporting documentation for it.

New Students:

1. Please fill out the New MPCP Student Application if you are new to the MPCP program.
If your child attended an MPCP school last year, then complete a Continuing Student Application (see above).
All areas must be filled in to be complete.
How to fill out the New Student Application for the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program:
(Please note that no whiteout can be used. Instead, cross off the mistake and initial the mistake.)
   • School applying to: “Milwaukee Seventh-day Adventist School” (no abbreviations)
   • All parents / guardians residing in the household must be listed
   • Social Security number/tax id numbers may be included (not required)
   • Current address and telephone number
   • Married question must be answered if there are two parents/guardians listed on the application
   • Family size and family members must be listed (parents and children of that family living in the household)
Student information:
   • Full legal name and grade level applying for next school year
   • Race, ethnicity and gender must be completed for all pupils
   • Date of birth must be completed
   • May list all children from the family that are new to the program on the application
   • One parent listed at top should sign and date the bottom.

How to fill out the Family Income Eligibility Form for the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program:
   • All new student applicants residing at the same household with the same parents/guardians should be include in section 1.
   • In the adjusted gross income section II, only include income for parents/guardians listed on application.
   • All parents / guardians on application must be listed.
   • Fill in column that applies to income documentation used. (For a list of income documentation, see the “Proof of Income” section below.
   • Put total combined income on line 4.
   • Subtract $7,000 from line 4 if the married question on the application is marked yes.
   • Put total adjusted income on line 5.
   • On the Income Eligibility section III, family size, use the family size listed from the MPCP application.
   • On the Income Eligibility section III, Income Eligibility question, yes or no, use the income listed on line 5 of the adjusted income section to answer the question.
   • Parent to sign and date the bottom.
*If you did not have income last year, or your income was extremely low, you must fill out the “No 2012 Family Income” form. You will need to briefly describe how food, clothing and shelter was provided in 2012, as well as check all assistance programs your family obtained, and provide supporting documentation with total amounts received for each program during all of 2012.

New Students to MPCP also need to bring:
2. Proof of residency in the city of Milwaukee is required for all students new to the Parental Choice Program or who have had a break in enrollment from the program. Proof of residency will be accepted in these forms only:
   a. Current utility bill (light, water, gas, electric, cable or landline phone)
   b. Current lease agreement, current property tax bill
   c. Current wage statement in the name of the parent/guardian
   d. Recent government correspondence (including an assistance provider)
   e. And in certain situations, and alternative residency form which can be gotten from the school
*If you do not have any of the required documentation for proof of residency, then you must fill out the “Alternative Residency Verification Form” and include the supporting documentation for it.

3. Proof of income from 2012 of is also required for all students new to the Parental Choice Program or who have had a break in enrollment from the program. Acceptable sources of income documentation include:
   a. 2012 “Federal adjusted gross income tax return”
   b. 2012 “W-2 tax forms”
   c. 2012 “1099 forms”
   d. If you had income, but do not have the supporting income documentation listed above, please see our Parental Choice Administer, Mr. Ken Smith for acceptable “Other income documentation” needed.
   e. *If you did not have income last year, or your income was extremely low, you must fill out the “No 2012 Family Income” form. You will need to briefly describe how food, clothing and shelter was provided in 2012, as well as check all assistance programs your family obtained, and provide supporting documentation with total amounts received for each program during all of 2012.

Please also bring with you:
4. An original birth certificate for your child (which will be returned)
5. An up to date copy of your child’s immunization records
6. Your child’s medical insurance card

Milwaukee Parental Choice Application Appeals Process: Students are accepted through the MPCP by parent’s income level, their family size and proof of residency in the City of Milwaukee. Documentation of income level and residency is necessary to apply to Milwaukee SDA School via the MPCP. If they feel an error is made they can request a meeting with the finance committee to hear their appeal.