2020-2021 Open Enrollment For Prospective Students



Wisconsin's Regular Open Enrollment Period for the 2020-2021 school year is OPEN. Please visit the WI DPI website for more information about the 2020-2021 Open Enrollment process: https://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment

The 2020-2021 regular open enrollment application period is February 3, 2020 - May 29, 2020 at 4PM. 

If you have any questions about open enrolling with the MAPS district, please contact the district at 715.536.4581.

Important Enrollment Steps & Information for New Students:
  1. Now - May 29th: Apply to the Merrill Area Public Schools district/Bridges Virtual Academy through DPI's open-enrollment process

  2. Summer 2020: Accept/confirm your student's open-enrollment seat with the Merrill school district office

  3. After Acceptance/Confirmation with MAPS: Receive a "Welcome to BVA" email from the BVA Executive Director 


This email will contain important enrollment information and the steps necessary to begin the enrollment process for your student(s). This will also initiate the assignment of a BVA Advisory Teacher to your student(s) to begin working with you to develop your student's Individualized Learning Plan (ILP).

IMPORTANT to NOTE: By Wisconsin State Statute, parents are only allowed to apply one time in a specific school district for enrollment through the open-enrollment process; therefore, if you apply during the regular open-enrollment period and are denied due to space, you are not allowed to use the alternative open-enrollment process to re-apply, even if there is space available during any given school year. If you have questions about this process, please contact the Department of Public Instruction.

If you have any questions regarding Wisconsin's open-enrollment process, please contact the DPI. If you have questions regarding a submitted open-enrollment application, please contact the MAPS' district administrative office at 715.536.4581. 

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