Milwaukee Public Schools
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Looking for a new school for the fall? MPS enrollment now open in person or online

Apply by Feb. 21 for your best opportunity for a seat in your first-choice school

By - Feb 12th, 2014 12:17 pm

MILWAUKEE (February 12, 2014) — Milwaukee Public Schools is encouraging families looking for a new school for the fall to take advantage of MPS’ Three-Choice Enrollment process, which is open through February 21 and gives families the best opportunity for a seat in their first-choice school.

Families do have preferred access to their neighborhood schools during the Three-Choice process.

Families are invited to visit any MPS school, a parent resource center (located at North Division, South Division and Washington high schools) or to find the school that’s best for their family and apply. Bilingual services are available in Spanish at the South Division parent center and in Hmong at Washington High School of Information Technology parent center.

Enrollments received after February 21 will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and some schools may be full at that time.

MPS offers the greatest selection of high-performing school options in the city for students from age 3 through high school graduation – and some of those options cannot be found anywhere else in the community. MPS options include strong neighborhood schools; arts, Career and Technical Education (CTE), International Baccalaureate (IB), language immersion and Montessori specialty schools; and charter schools.

“We invite families from Milwaukee and surrounding communities to see the truly innovative programs available in Milwaukee Public Schools,” MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton said.

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About Milwaukee Public Schools
Milwaukee Public Schools, Wisconsin’s largest school district, is expanding college and career readiness efforts and continuing to implement innovative reforms that give every student the opportunity to succeed. MPS’ high-quality school options for 3-year-olds to high school seniors feature school climates in which positive behavior is reinforced; certified, highly-trained teachers; 21st-century learning technology for students; and curriculum aligned to the rigorous Common Core State Standards, which set a clear, high bar for the topics students must master at each grade level. MPS’ Class of 2013 earned $24 million in scholarships and the district is home to some of the state’s best high schools according to the Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report. More MPS news is available at

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