In-District Transfer/School Choice

  • Please note the following:

    • Whittier Elementary and Butler Middle Schools are closed for In-District Transfers/School Choice.
    • If you are considering an In-District transfer to attend a specialty school/program such as the Dual Language Program, Waukesha STEM Academy, Compass, FLIGHT, QUEST, INSPIRE, Waukesha Engineering Preparatory Academy, and the Waukesha Academy of Health Professions there is a separate application that will need completion in addition to the In-District transfer paperwork.
  • WAUKESHA RESIDENTS:

    If you are considering having your child attend a school within the District that is not your neighborhood school, you must complete an In-District Transfer/School Choice Request.  If you are interested in more than one school, please fill out a separate application for each school that you are requesting. The school choice application period for the 2018-2019 school year opens at 8:00 a.m., December 1, 2017, and closes at 4:30 p.m., January 22, 2018.  Late applications will not be accepted.  

    Secondary (grades 6 - 12) approvals, commitment letters or denial notices will be sent out on or around January 28, 2018.  Please be sure to sign and return the Letter of Commitment by February 9, 2018, to guarantee your seat at the school of choice.  Failure to return the letter of commitment will result in loss of placement at the requested school.

    Elementary (grades 4K - 5) letters of approval, denial or wait list will be mailed out on or around March 2, 2018.  If your child is approved, please be sure to return the letter of commitment by the date listed to guarantee your child's seat at the school of choice.

    If your child is not currently enrolled in the School District of Waukesha, please go to the Enrollment Office located at 222 Maple Ave, 53186, to start the enrollment process.  All enrollment information will be sent to the school of choice once you have been approved to transfer.  This does not need to be done before filling out the in-district transfer/school choice application but does need to be during the months of December and January.

    School Choice Application-Online Submission Click here

  • Non-Residents of Waukesha:

    If you do not currently reside in Waukesha and are not currently enrolled in Waukesha through the Open Enrollment program, please fill out an open enrollment application.  The open enrollment application period is February 6 - April 28, 2017.  Please click the link below to fill out an open enrollment application.

    The Open Enrollment Application is available by clicking here.

    If you have any additional questions regarding Open Enrollment, Tuition Waiver or School Choice, please contact the Enrollment Office at 262.970.1105 or via email at enrollment@waukesha.k12.wi.us.