Application FAQ

What is Tesla’s application process?
Students and their parents/guardians fill out an online application and indicate to their School Counselor the desire to enroll in Tesla. The application can be found on the Tesla website here. The charter school application window opens in early December for the upcoming school year. Mid-February is the cutoff to be placed in the lottery.

Applications after that date will be put on the waiting list if no spots are available in the order they are received. Families are notified in early March if a seat has been reserved for their student, or if their name has been added to a waiting list. Our charter school application portal remains open until the end of August. After that date, you can contact the charter school of your choosing directly to see if there are current openings.

What if I live outside the Appleton Area School District?
Those students who live outside the AASD have the option to open-enroll into the AASD and
become students at both Appleton East and Tesla.

Those students who choose to maintain their enrollment in a district other than the AASD will be limited to taking two credits per year within the AASD, including Tesla. The two-credit limit is a state-imposed open-enrollment rule.

Open enrollment information can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website.

When can my student apply for admission?

Application for enrollment is available online the December prior to the year of intended enrollment.

How do we apply for enrollment in Tesla?
Simply complete and submit the online application or fill out a printable applications and drop it off at the District's Welcome Center (2701 N. Oneida St, Suite C3, Appleton, WI 54911) or at Tesla.

What are Tesla’s admissions criteria?
There are no specific limitations on who can enroll in Tesla, however, students and parents are encouraged to self-evaluate their child’s math and science ability as they are critical to success in Tesla classes. 

What if there are more applicants than openings?
If there are more applicants than openings, a lottery system will be used to determine enrollment. Those who are not admitted will be placed on a waiting list.

How do we know if our child has been accepted?

Families are notified in early March if a seat has been reserved for their student, or if their name has been added to a waiting list.

My child is already in Tesla, do they need to reapply?
Yes, but only to indicate their intention to continue in Tesla. Current students are automatically readmitted into Tesla.

I've still got questions. Who do I contact?
If you have more questions, contact Nicholas German at (920) 852-5400 x80929 or [email protected].