The Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families has a primer for those interested in enrolling their children in virtual schools, including information about the enrollment cap.
The total number of students who can enroll in virtual schools statewide through the open enrollment process each year is capped at 5,250.
If more than 5,250 students want to enroll in virtual schools in a given year, the ones who will be allowed to do so will be selected at random.
Students who are already enrolled in a virtual school are guaranteed a spot in the succeeding year.
Siblings of current virtual school students are guaranteed spots.
Enrollment in full-time virtual schools through the open enrollment process was approximately 2,500 for the 2007-08 school year. (This is not the total number of students enrolled in full-time virtual schools, because students who enroll in virtual schools in their home districts rather than enrolling through the open enrollment process are not included in this count.)
Final official figures are not yet available for enrollment in full-time virtual schools through the open enrollment process for the 2008-09 school year.