VASD Charter School and Two-Way Immersion Information

  • VASD provides families with public, tuition-free educational options at Core Knowledge Charter School, New Century School, Verona Area International School (Mandarin immersion program), or the Two-Way Spanish Immersion (TWI) Program. 

    To apply for one of these schools or programs, you must submit an online Charter/TWI Application form between January 12 and February 15 to be considered for the upcoming lottery. Please note that applications are not accepted on a first come, first served basis. All applications will be considered at the same time once the application window closes. All late submissions will be added to the waiting list. This also includes younger siblings of students who are currently enrolled in one of the charter schools or the TWI program. If your student is not currently attending a school in VASD, you will need to register them before submitting an application. Please find details on how to register your student here. Only one 2023-24 application request per VASD resident student may be submitted.

    Questions or problems with any of the links below, please contact: (608) 845-4360 or


  • What are Charter Schools?

  • What is the difference between the charter schools in the district?

  • Who has the opportunity to make a placement choice?

  • Can open enrollment students attend a charter school?

  • What are the choices?

  • When is this choice available to me?

  • How do I make a choice to change programs?

  • What if I don't want to change programs?

  • Can I attend any school I want?

  • Is district bus transportation available if I choose a program outside the attendance boundaries?

Charter School and Two-Way Immersion Applications

Charter Schools and Programs Available