Rock County Christian makes voucher list
JANESVILLE/BELOIT—Rock County Christian School is among the 25 schools statewide that have qualified for the state's new vouchers program, the state Department of Public Instruction announced Thursday.
The department said 102 applications were received for the school, which has a middle-high school in Beloit and an elementary school in Janesville.
The state will allocate 10 seats to each of the 25 schools that made the list and then fill the remaining 250 seats randomly. The random selection of student applications will be conducted by computer next week.
More than 2,400 students applied statewide, but the law allows only 500 in the first year, expanding to 1,000 in 2014-15.
Schools now must submit documentation of their certificate of occupancy and meet program financial requirements by Sept. 1.
The list of the top 25 and the number of applicants:
-- Saint Francis Xavier Catholic School System, Appleton: 193
-- Regis Catholic Schools, Eau Claire/Altoona: 120
-- Lourdes Academy, Oshkosh: 113
-- Green Bay Area Catholic Education-East: 110
-- Assumption Catholic Schools, Wisconsin Rapids: 109
-- Stevens Point Area Catholic Schools: 106
-- Rock County Christian School: 102
-- Aquinas Catholic Schools, La Crosse/Onalaska: 100
-- Saint Joseph Catholic Academy, Kenosha: 100
-- Friedens Lutheran School, Kenosha: 95
-- Valley Christian School, Oshkosh: 95
-- Newman Catholic Schools, Wausau/Rothschild: 94
-- Saint Francis of Assisi School, Manitowoc: 93
-- McDonell Area Catholic Schools, Chippewa Falls: 88
-- Columbus Catholic Schools, Marshfield: 83
-- Notre Dame de la Baie Academy, Green Bay: 82
-- Roncalli High School, Manitowoc: 65
-- Green Bay Area Catholic Education-South: 64
-- Saint Mary's Springs Academy, Fond du Lac: 64
-- Green Bay Area Catholic Education-West: 62
-- Sheboygan Christian School: 59
-- Saint John Lutheran School, Plymouth: 42
-- Sheboygan Area Lutheran High School: 42
-- Immanuel Lutheran School-Wisconsin Rapids: 40
-- Lighthouse Christian School, Madison: 31
This story will be updated.