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7 Rivers High School - LaCrosse

Updated Mar 14, 2017
807 East Avenue South - La Crosse WI - 54601
Type of autonomy arrangement: leadership goodwill
Basic Profile

Opened In

2014

Grades

9 through 12

Environment

Urban

Type

District - Instrumentality Charter
Autonomies
Select leaders
Determine learning program
Select colleagues
Determine professional development
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine whether to take, when to take, how much to count district/EMO/authorizer assessments
Determine tenure policy
Make formal arrangements with district/EMO/authorizer to allow multiple measures in determining school success (not only a mean proficiency score)
Evaluate colleagues
Set schedule
Set staff pattern
Determine teacher workday
Determine school budget
Set school-level policy
Determine compensation
Teacher Authority Is...
De Facto
Authority is granted by the goodwill of the district superintendent and the site principal.

About the Learning Program

7 Rivers Community High School is a Project Based Learning (PBL) environment. 7R provides a dynamic approach to learning in which students explore real-world problems and challenges. PBL requires a structured process to build towards an authentic outcome. The PBL process fosters a hands-on, interest-based approach to developing skills, knowledge, and a passionate understanding. Through intrinsic motivation, the PBL approach creates a deeper level of comprehension and a greater capacity for self-awareness in the learning process.

"We are a dynamic, caring learning community that collaborates in leadership, critical thinking, and innovation." We value community partnerships and collaborations that are mutually beneficial for students and community organizations. We encourage (and require) community service and servant leadership components for successful graduation in 7 Rivers. Community partnerships and live source resources are a central part to true involvement at 7R.