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High School Enrollment

 

Each year, High School Enrollment takes place in October. Students who are enrolled during this period have a better chance of being placed in their first-choice school.

Enrollment reopens in February for students who missed High School Enrollment and remains open until August 1. Seats are then filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


 

Kindergarten Enrollment

Each year, MPS opens Kindergarten Enrollment in early February. Kindergarten Enrollment remains open for several weeks. Children who are enrolled during this period have a better chance of being placed in their first-choice school.

Kindergarten Enrollment Window for Fall 2023: Saturday, Feb. 4 to Sunday, March 14, 2023.

To apply for Kindergarten enrollment, please complete the following steps:

  1. Visit the MPS Online Registration webpage.
  2. Choose a language (English or Spanish).
  3. Select "Start New Application".
  4. Complete the initial registration form at the end of the webpage. For "Registration Type", select "23-24 Kindergarten".

After the kindergarten enrollment window deadline: Enrollment will remain closed for about four weeks while school assignments are being made. Kindergarten enrollment will reopen April 10, 2023 through August 1, 2023. If you miss the kindergarten enrollment window, you will be able to enroll your child, but some schools may be filled. During this time, seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

teacher with studentEnrollment Application

  • Enroll Online
  • Enroll by Phone: You may ask for enrollment assistance by calling any MPS school, or contact the District Enrollment Office in the Department of Student Services at (414) 475-8159.

Important Enrollment Considerations

  • High schools fill all available seats during High School Enrollment, held in October.
  • Some charter and partnership schools require students to enroll onsite, while others enroll through Kindergarten Enrollment or assignment from Central Services. The enrollment policy for each school is listed on its web page. For more information, visit the Find a School webpage.
  • Sibling preference. During Kindergarten Enrollment, priority is given to siblings of students who are currently attending the school or are already enrolled for the upcoming school year. Sibling preference may not apply at high schools with  selection criteria required for admission.
  • Enrollment after Kindergarten Enrollment. Once the Kindergarten Enrollment period ends, some schools may still have open seats. These seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Middle School Enrollment. Applications for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade will open on February 4, 2023.  K-8 schools and middle schools will be available on the application.
  • Public School Open Enrollment - Students outside the MPS district may apply to MPS schools during Open Enrollment (beginning in February). For more information, visit the Open Enrollment page of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website at www2.dpi.state. wi.us/OpenEnrollApp.

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Questions about enrollment? 

Email: 
enrollmentsupport@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
Phone: 414-475-8159

Enrollment Windows: 2023-2024 School Year

  • Kindergarten Enrollment:
    February 4 to March 5, 2023
     
  • High School Enrollment:
    October 1 to October 30, 2022
     
  • All other grade levels that need enrollment for Fall 2023
    February 4 to August 1, 2023
     
  • After the enrollment windows have closed, enrollment will reopen for fall:
    • High School:
      February 4 to August 1, 2023
    • Kindergarten:
      April 10 to August 1, 2023
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