Wisconsin Virtual Learning
Interested in Alternative Enrollment
How Do I Apply?
Thank you for contacting Wisconsin Virtual Learning. Our administrative offices are located on Campus of the Northern Ozaukee School District.
Information is listed below regarding how the alternative enrollment process works and what you will need to provide when submitting your application. I encourage you to visit our web site, if you have not already done so. The web site provides a wealth of information about our school and all that we have to offer students and their families. I have provided a few links for you at this time. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email me at any time.
Alternative Enrollment Process
The parent must specify at least one of the allowable criteria upon which the request is based and provide an explanation of the circumstances leading to the request.
The alternative enrollment application does not have an electronic signature. The application must be signed in order for it to be considered complete. In some cases, the parent may be required to submit additional documents. Your completed application and supporting documents should be submitted to Wisconsin Virtual Learning.
There are seven circumstances under which a parent may submit an alternative application:
1. The pupil’s resident school district determines that the pupil is a victim of a violent crime.
2. The pupil is or has been homeless in the current or preceding school year.
3. The pupil has been the victim of repeated bullying or harassment that has been reported to the resident school district and continues in spite of action taken.
4. The pupil’s place of residence has changed due to the parent’s military orders.
5. The pupil moved into this state within the past 30 days.
6. The pupil’s place of residence has changed as a result of a court order or custody agreement, or the pupil was placed in a foster home or with a person other than the pupil’s parent, or removed from a foster home or the home of a person other than the pupil’s parent.
7. The pupil’s parent and the nonresident and resident school districts agree that attending the nonresident school district is in the best interests of the pupil.
WVL requests that you provide the following supporting documents when submitting your student’s application:
· A copy of your child’s current immunization record.
· An explanation of the circumstance leading to the request and a brief statement of why you believe virtual learning would be a good fit for the student.
· High School level students are encouraged to submit a current copy of their high school transcript. The transcript is reviewed & used for potential coursework scheduling when the student's application is approved for enrollment with WVL.
Can an application be denied?
The nonresident school district may deny an alternative application for all of the same reasons that they may deny an application during the regular application period: regular or special education space is not available; the pupil has been referred for a special education evaluation but has not yet been evaluated; the pupil has been expelled during the current or two preceding school years for certain violent conduct; or the pupil was habitually truant from the nonresident district during any semester in the current or previous school year.
The nonresident school district (WVL) must notify the parent, in writing, within 20 calendar days after receiving the application, whether it has been approved or denied. If the nonresident district has approved the application, the pupil may immediately begin attending in that district. The pupil must enroll in or attend the nonresident district within 15 days after receiving the notice of approval; however, the nonresident district may extend this time period.