Application Process

Milwaukee Math & Science Academy (MMSA) is committed to creating a school that effectively meets the unique needs of all students.

Its admission policies comply with all state and federal regulations as well as its charter school agreement with the City of Milwaukee; shall be open to all students, on a space available basis; and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, or athletic performance. MMSA admits the students based on a random lottery process. Here are the steps the parents need to follow until their children become MMSA students:

  • New Student Applications will be distributed and accepted from March 10th through April 1st. Please come to the school’s main office to pick up and return the application form. You may also apply online. (Re-enrolling students must return their re-enrollment form prior to February 28th or they will also be subject to the lottery.)
  • After the April 1st registration deadline, if the number of applications exceeds the number of seats available, a drawing will be held to fill the slots.
  • The selection of the students at this stage completely random and independent from the student’s academic, background or special educational issues.
  • The drawing will continue until all seats are filled.
  • If a student from the drawn list does not show, then the next student from the list will be called by the order of application received.
  • The lottery will be conducted open to the public. The time and date will be announced at the school’s website.
  • Letters will be sent to all applicants immediately thereafter informing them of their acceptance. They will be given 10 business days to complete their registration.
  • Applications will be accepted after April 10th on a first come first serve basis and either added to the waiting list or assigned an open seat if it exists.
  • Waiting lists or enrollment applications will not be carried over from year to year.


All accepted students and their families/guardians will meet with the Admission Officers to discuss matters crucial to the success of students. Because home/school communication is a cornerstone of MMSA, these meetings begin the process of providing opportunities for dialogue between MMSA and families to ensure full satisfaction and commitment on the part of all.