BVA Enrollment Timeline: 2020-2021 School Year
All Currently Enrolled BVA Students (Non-Resident & Resident)
2020-2021 BVA Approved Student Enrollment Information Form link available Early April 2020
Please note that all BVA students currently enrolled in 8th Grade MUST re-open enroll with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as a 9th Grade student for the 2020-2021 school year. Contact the BVA Office if you have any questions.
New Students WITHIN the Merrill School District (Resident)
2020-2021 MAPS Transfer to BVA Application available via the BVA website Spring/Summer 2020
Spring/Summer 2020: 2020-2021 BVA Approved Student Enrollment Information Form link/email will be sent directly to applicants APPROVED by Bridges Virtual Academy
New Students OUTSIDE the Merrill School District (Non-Resident)
Monday, February 3, 2020 - Thursday, April 30, 2020: Wisconsin Regular Open-Enrollment application available on the DPI website
After the Regular Open Enrollment period closes at the state level (April 30):
Open enrollment applicants are notified in late May/early June by the Merrill school district Pupil Services Office (not the BVA Office) if the applicant’s open enrollment application has been approved
If approved, parents/guardians of approved open enrollment applicants must FIRST respond to the Merrill school district Pupil Services Office (not the BVA Office) to accept the open enrollment seat being offered for their student(s)
After the applicant’s open enrollment has been confirmed with the Merrill school district Pupil Services Office, parents/guardians of approved applicants will then be contacted via email by BVA with specific BVA enrollment information for the 2020-21 school year
Summer 2020: Wisconsin Alternative Open-Enrollment application available on the DPI website
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 about this process, please contact the BVA office.