Incoming Freshman Admissions Process


    MPS Students: 

    • MPS students in the 8th grade WILL take the test with their teachers at the middle school.  They will NOT need to test at any of the three testing sessions.
    • Families with an active MPS Parent Portal account can apply online through Parent Portal
    • Current MPS Families without an active MPS Parent Portal account must attend a help session or have a MPS Parent Portal account created at the child’s school or MPS Central Office. 

    Non-MPS Students: 

    • The following is the link to online applicatin for Non-MPS students and parents without a Parent Portal:  Online Application
    • All students not currently enrolled in an MPS school, or enrolled at Carmen Northwest-Middle School, Carmen South Middle School, Hmong American Peace Academy, and Milwaukee Excellence Charter, must register for an on-demand test session. The test will be valid for the five Select Criteria Schools:  Rufus King, Golda Meir, Milwaukee High School of the Arts (MHSA), Reagan, or Riverside.  The folowing are the admissions test dates:

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Ronald Reagan HS (4:30pm or 6:00pm)
    Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Riverside HS (4:30pm or 6:00pm)
    Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Golda Meir HS (8:30am or 10:00am)

    Please click on the following link to register to take the admissions test: Test Registration 

    All students will test only once and the test is valid at all five MPS Select Criteria Schools.

    Application Help Sessions: 

    Non-MPS students and students who were not in an MPS school in 7th grade who wish to apply to a Select Criteria high school will need to provide the following information when submitting the online application:

    • Student’s seventh grade attendance data (number of days absent and number of days in the school year)
    • Student’s seventh grade report card
    • Student’s seventh grade standardized test results (WI Forward Exam individual student report if available; other standardized tests may be used if the WI Forward is not available)
    1. Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 4:30pm to 7:00pm at Reagan IB High School, 4965 S. 20th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53221
    2. Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 4:30pm to 7:00pm at Riverside High School, 1615 E. Locust St., Milwaukee, WI 53211   
    3. Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 8:30am to 11:00am at Golda Meir High School, 1615 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53212 

      For more information about Milwaukee Public Schools Early Admissions, please visit the following webpage:

     MPS Early Admissions