February 20 is the last day of MPS’ “Three-Choice Enrollment” period

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee Public Schools is encouraging families who are new to MPS or looking for a new school for the fall to enroll by Friday night to take advantage of the best opportunity for a seat at their first-choice school.

February 20 is the last day of MPS’ ‘Three-Choice Enrollment’ period, which allows families to choose three schools for the fall.

School options include strong neighborhood schools that prepare students to succeed in college and careers as well as specialty schools focused on Advanced Placement coursework, the arts, bilingual education, Career and Technical Education, Gifted and Talented education, rigorous International Baccalaureate college preparatory programming, language immersion and Montessori education.

"90 percent of families get one of their three choices," said Tony Tagliavia, MPS spokesperson.

All applications filed during the Three-Choice period (and at the All-School Enrollment Fair) are treated equally. If there are more students applying at a given school than there are seats, a random selection determines enrollment.

"While we continue to work to expand schools that are popular, that are academically successful, and put more seats in those schools, we do have some schools that have more interest than available seats," said Tagliavia.

Families will be notified of the results of their Three-Choice application in mid-March.

Families can fill out a Three-Choice application online, at the MPS school of their choice, at MPS District Parent Resource Centers located at North Division and South Division high schools or at MPS Central Services, 5225 W. Vliet Street, Room 138, Milwaukee 53208.