Charter Application Window Opens Dec 1

Charter Application Window Opens Dec 1
Posted on 11/30/2021
Charter schools are public, nonsectarian (nonreligious) schools created through a contract or “charter” between the operators and the sponsoring school board. They are first and foremost about student learning and achievement. Charter schools are also about educational choices, school-site accountability and autonomy, innovation, and revitalizing public education from the ground up.

The Appleton Area School District (AASD) is currently operating 13 charter schools with an enrollment of approximately 3000 students. 

Our charter school application window opens on December 1, 2021 for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Find the link to apply starting on December 1 here.

February 18, 2022 
is the cutoff to be placed in the lottery. Applications after that date will be put on the waiting list if no spots are available.

All families will be notified by March 4, 2022 if a seat has been reserved for their student, or if their name has been added to a waiting list.

If you wish to apply to the following schools, please visit their website for application instructions:

Appleton eSchool
Wisconsin Connections Academy

If your student is already enrolled in a charter school another application does not need to be completed to continue attending that charter school. If your student wants to attend a different charter school then an application needs to be completed. Siblings of a student currently attending a charter school also need to complete an application.

Open Enrollment
If a student resides in the Appleton Area School District and completes the charter school application process, they do not need to complete the district’s School of Choice Open Enrollment application.

The Open Enrollment (OE) process is separate from the charter school student application process.

Students living outside the Appleton Area School District must apply for Open Enrollment through the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) in addition to completing the charter school application process.

Transportation for charter school students is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

Click here for more information on open enrolling to the Appleton Area School District.