Middle Campus Admissions/Application

The 2020/21 Upper Campus application process has ended.

Applications for the 2021/22 school year will be available in February 2021.

How Do I Apply?

1

Complete the Application

In February 2021 a link will be provided to complete the application. There are 5 sections/pages including the parent and staff recommendation portion. If there are more applicants than spots, applications will be selected by lottery.

2

Visit Us

Come for a tour or attend an open house with your family. Meet with MG21 staff. Students who complete the prior steps, will be contacted to set up a time to come in and talk with MG21 staff. Create a small collage or piece of art/poetry that describes you to bring with you to the application meeting with MG21.

3

Open Enrollment

Families interested in MG21 who live outside of the Monona Grove School District will need to file the necessary paperwork for Open Enrollment and must also have completed our application process and met our application deadlines. Please see Open Enrollment below for more information.

MG21 Admissions

PROCESS

All students in grades 6-12 in the Monona Grove School District may apply for admission to the charter school.

Students are required to be enrolled in the Monona Grove School District unless contracted otherwise.

The Governance Board will set an enrollment limit for the Middle Campus, grades 6-8, and a separate enrollment limit for the Upper Campus, grades 9-12.

An application and school visit/interview are required as part of the admissions process to determine if MG21 is the best placement for the student.

Once you have submitted your application you will be contacted to set up a time to come in for an interview.

Students continuing in the Middle or Upper Campus, or moving from the Middle Campus to the Upper Campus, do not need to apply to continue their enrollment.

The admissions process takes place in the spring for the following year.

The Charter School will not be required to admit any student who is under a current expulsion order from a school district.

Students not admitted to the Charter School through the enrollment process cannot be unilaterally placed in the Charter School by the District.

The Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School for the 21st Century will not deny admission or participation in any program or activity on the basis of a person’s sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability.

Application to and attendance at the Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School for the 21st Century is completely voluntary.

There is no tuition to enroll in the Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School for the 21st Century.

LOTTERY

If the number of enrollment applications received during the application period for either the Middle or Upper Campus exceeds the enrollment limit, siblings of current students who submit an application during the enrollment period will receive preferential enrollment.

If seats are still available, all additional applications received during the official enrollment period will be placed in a random lottery conducted by the Charter School in accordance with state and federal laws.

Those not selected will be placed on a waiting list in the order of their selection in the lottery.

Students who apply after the enrollment period will be placed on the waiting list after those who applied during the enrollment period.

OPEN ENROLLMENT

Families interested in MG21 who live outside of the Monona Grove School District will need to file the necessary paperwork for Open Enrollment or work with their local school district.

The open enrollment period is February-April 30. Procedures for doing this can be found on the State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Website (see link at http://dpi.wi.gov/sms/psctoc.html). Please select MG21, The Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School for the 21st Century on your Open Enrollment application.

Students who are offered a spot via Open Enrollment are offered a spot into the district and placed at Monona Grove High School or GDS Middle School. If a student wants to attend MG21, they must also have completed our application process and met our application deadlines.

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The Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School for the 21st Century will not deny admission or participation in any program or activity on the basis of a person’s sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability. Application to and attendance at the Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School for the 21st Century is completely voluntary. There is no tuition to enroll in the Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School for the 21st Century. The Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School for the 21st Century is nonsectarian in its practices, and all other operations.