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NonResident Open Enrollment

Thank you for your interest in Bridges Virtual Academy! Bridges serves 4K (4-year-old kindergarten), elementary, middle, and high school students throughout the state of Wisconsin. Interested in enrolling for the 2024-2025 school year? Check out the links below. ⬇️

2024-2025 Open Enrollment for Prospective Students (NonResident)​


How do I apply?

If you live OUTSIDE of the Merrill district, you need to apply on the DPI website.

Please visit the WI DPI website for the application and more information about the 2024-2025 Open Enrollment process:

Merrill district residents can find application materials and information HERE on our Resident Enrollment page

When can I apply?

Open Enrollment is now open! You can find more information about open enrollment, along with the application materials, on the DPI website.

Where do I send my application?

Completed Open Enrollment applications can be submitted via the online application form on the DPI website


Who do I contact with questions?

For additional support with open enrollment, you can email DPI at, call DPI toll-free at 888-245-2732, or contact Merrill Area Public Schools Enrollment Secretary Sarah Fuchs at or 715-536-4581 ext. 10007.  


The Open Enrollment window for the 2024-2025 school year is now OPEN and closes on April 30th at 4PM.

Student Artwork

"A Day in Paris" by Leah, BVA Student

Want to learn more
about our program? Have
additional questions? Reach out to our
knowledgeable staff HERE

IMPORTANT NOTE: By Wisconsin State Statute, parents are only allowed to apply ONE time in a specific school district for enrollment through the open-enrollment process; therefore, if you apply during the regular open-enrollment period and are denied due to space, you are not allowed to use the alternative open-enrollment process to re-apply, even if there is space available during any given school year. If you have questions about this process, please contact the Department of Public Instruction.

Looking for more information? Go to Prospective Families: 

Live in the Merrill district? See our enrollment page for residents: 

Have general questions about BVA or enrollment? See our FAQ page:

Student Artwork

"Complementary Dog" by Brooke, BVA Student

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