A new online application allows students to apply to multiple schools for the upcoming 2015-16 school year. The application is located at http://mps.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/en/Schools/EarlyAdmissions.
The six early admissions high schools with entrance requirements are:
- Rufus King International High School
- Golda Meir School
- Milwaukee High School of the Arts
- Morse Marshall School for the Gifted and Talented
- Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School
- Riverside University High School
“Milwaukee Public Schools is home to a number of the state’s best high schools and we invite families to learn more about all of our options, including neighborhood
high schools and specialty high schools,” MPS Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver said.
MPS’ high school students have posted the largest gains in reading proficiency across the district, including a three-percentage-point gain from fall 2012 to fall 2013.
Students interested in early admissions schools with entrance requirements must apply by November 1 because the schools have admissions processes that take place prior to the district’s Three-Choice Enrollment process in February 2015. Three-Choice allows families to select neighborhood and specialty schools other than those mentioned above. The district will provide information about other high school open houses and middle school open houses in the coming weeks.
Each of the six early admissions schools will host at least one open house or audition workshop in October, followed by essay sessions, an essay deadline or an audition. Students do not need to attend an open house in order to apply or to participate in an essay session. Dates and times of open houses, audition workshops, essay sessions and auditions are available at http://mps.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/en/Schools/EarlyAdmissions.