Charter School Application Window Now Open

Charter School Application Window Now Open
Posted on 12/05/2022
Did you know that over 3,000 4K-12 Appleton Area School District students are enrolled in our 13 different free, public charter schools? We encourage you to explore ALL of our charter schools to ensure that the climate, culture, and academic offerings will meet your student’s needs and help them succeed!

Our charter school application window opens on December 1, 2022, for the 2023-2024 school year. AASD charter schools are free, public schools that offer unique, innovative programming such as environmental education, online learning, project-based, engineering, manufacturing, fine arts, bilingual learning, and Montessori education. 

Our application is a lottery process so there is no need to rush; take your time learning about all of our offerings.

Ways to Explore Our Schools
To fully compare school options and make informed selections we encourage our families to engage with ALL of the schools that interest them. Click here to learn more about our Charter Schools in the AASD, visit the charter school’s website and social media pages to learn about virtual or in-person events — an important step to ensure the climate, culture, and academic offerings of a school will meet your student’s needs.

We also encourage attendance at our Only in the AASD Charter School Fair! Learn more about the innovative and specialized learning opportunities that await your student in the AASD. Join us from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2023, on the second floor of the City Center Plaza in downtown Appleton.

We're confident that no matter which school you choose, your student will grow and learn in an inclusive, high-achieving environment, where we strive to prepare our students for their future, Every Student, Every Day.

Ready to Apply?
Friday, February 17, 2023, is the cutoff to be placed in the lottery. Applications received after that date will be put on the waiting list if there are no open spots available in the order they are received. All families will be notified by March 3, 2023, if a seat has been reserved for their student, or if their name has been added to a waiting list.

Learn more about our application timeline and what is needed to apply here.

Do I need to apply for open enrollment to attend a charter school in the Appleton Area School District?
If your student resides in the Appleton Area School District attendance boundaries and completes the charter school application process, they do not need to complete the district’s School of Choice Open Enrollment application. 

Students living outside the Appleton Area School District attendance boundaries must apply for Open Enrollment between February 6, 2023 - April 28, 2023, through the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) in addition to completing the charter school application process. The Open Enrollment (OE) process is separate from the charter school student application process.