How to Transfer High Schools in Wisconsin
Transfers & Open Enrollment Information for Students & Parents
Whether you’re moving to Wisconsin from out of state or simply want to transfer high schools without moving, you can easily enroll in the public high school of your choice online.
If financial considerations require eliminating private school tuition or you just want to avoid distraction or transportation issues, eAchieve Academy can help you complete your high school education online.
Wisconsin Public School Open Enrollment
Wisconsin’s inter-district open enrollment program allows students and families to apply to attend public school in a district outside the district they reside in. The preferred method of requesting a transfer is by applying online through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website.
eAchieve Academy is part of the Waukesha School District and provides free accredited public education online for all Wisconsin residents under age 21, including legal residents living outside the state.
- The application period for open enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year went from February 6 to April 28, 2017
- The next open enrollment window begins on February 5, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year
Missed the deadline? There’s an alternative application procedure for students with qualifying exceptions. Students who meet certain criteria are allowed to apply for open enrollment at any time.
Transferring to eAchieve: Wisconsin’s Free Online Public High School
Transferring to eAchieve online high school is easy:
- School District of Waukesha residents use an in-district transfer form.
- Wisconsin residents outside the Waukesha School District use regular open enrollment.
- At eAchieve Academy students learn the same materials and courses they’d find in a traditional school setting while enjoying several major benefits of an online education.
- Part-Time or Immediate Enrollment Options
Open enrollment applies only to full-time high school students. You can enroll part time at eAchieve Academy, take one or two online high school classes each semester and still attend your current school. Homeschooled students may also take up to two classes at eAchieve Academy free of cost.
Under certain circumstances it’s possible to transfer to an online high school in the middle of a school year by filling out an immediate transfer application and showing you meet the criteria with supporting documents.
Displaced Students Transfer to Online High School and Thrive
Displaced students moving to or within Wisconsin face many potential academic and social challenges from changing high schools. Choosing to complete your academic year or high school career online can be a smart decision for students moving during the school year, over the summer or in their senior year of high school.
eAchieve Academy gives students more control over their academic progress without the distraction of adapting to an unfamiliar environment. Learn more about the benefits of online high school, including free tuition for Wisconsin residents and a free laptop for qualified students!
WIAA Transfer Rules
The WIAA (Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletics Association) outlines requirements for transfer students seeking to participate in public school athletic programs.
The Transfer Rule
“A student who transfers from any school into a member school after the sixth consecutive semester following entry into grade 9 shall be ineligible for competition at any level for one calendar year, but may practice, unless the transfer is made necessary by a total and complete change in residence by parent(s).”
There is a waiver provision which may be granted if proper documentation accompanies the request. For more information about WIAA transfer rules and transfer student eligibility for competing in sports, read the complete Transfer Rules & Waivers Tip Sheet.
Take Control of Your High School Education with eAchieve Academy
When a student needs to transfer high schools, many times the reasons for the change are out of their control. When you take advantage of free online public high school at eAchieve Academy, you’re never stuck at a school you don’t want to attend. Transferring to Wisconsin’s top online high school is free, easy and gives each student the power to create his or her ideal study environment.