Enrollment Options

Wauwatosa Virtual Academy (WVA) welcomes students in grades 6-12!

See the information below to see if you qualify for Enrollment or Alternative Open Enrollment. Qualifications are listed and a link is provided to the Wisconsin state website for the Alternative Open Enrollment application.

Alternative Open Enrollment begins in July 2021!

(for Students Residing Outside of the Wauwatosa School District)

Wisconsin students who reside outside of the Wauwatosa School District can start submitting their application in July 2021 for the 21-22 school year!

Read the checklist below to see if you qualify.

During the Alternative Open Enrollment period, follow the steps below to enroll for the 2021-22 school year! 

Step 1: Download and complete the Alternative Open Enrollment form.
Step 2: Have the student write a short letter telling us why enrollment with WVA is desired and why they feel virtual school is the best option at this time.
Step 3: Obtain a copy of current transcript/report card and attendance record from previous school.
Step 4: Submit all of the above documents via fax, email or mail.
Fax: 414-773-3402
Email to Dean Heus at heusde@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us.
Mail to: 7500 Milwaukee Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213

For questions, call 414-773-3400.

If you reside within the Wauwatosa school district or attend a Wauwatosa School District school, please contact Principal Dean Heus at heusde@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us to learn more about our enrollment options.

Wisconsin DPI Website

In order to apply for Alternative Open Enrollment, you must qualify for one or more of the following exceptions:

  • The student’s resident school district determines that the student is a victim of a violent crime.
  • The student is or has been homeless in the current or preceding school year.
  • The student 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.
  • The student’s place of residence has changed due to the parent’s military orders.
  • The student moved into this state within the past 30 days.
  • The student’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 student’s parent, or removed from a foster home or the home of a person other than the student’s parent.
  • The student’s parent and the nonresident and resident school districts agree that attending the nonresident school district is in the best interest of the student.

For more information about the Alternative Open Enrollment Application procedure or for the application itself, please visit Wisconsin DPI’s website.

If you feel you meet the criteria for at least one of the exceptions listed in the qualification checklist, please complete and submit the Alternative Open Enrollment Application. Please note that the application approval process can take up to three weeks after we receive the application.