Not necessarily. WPCP guidelines are scheduled to allow a certain percentage (decided prior to the beginning of WPCP enrollment) of the student population of a school district to participate in the program.

For example, if a district has 1,000 students, 7% of that total – 70 students – may participate. Keep in mind that all WPCP schools in the area share the 70 students from that district. If the number of applicants from a district exceeds the 7%, a DPI lottery randomly selects which students receive vouchers. This means that some qualified applicants may not be selected.