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Academia de Lenguaje y Bellas Artes (ALBA)

Updated Jun 30, 2015
1712 S. 32nd Street - Milwaukee WI - 53215
Type of autonomy arrangement: instrumentality charter contract
Basic Profile

Opened In

2004

Grades

P3 through 5

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 Jure and De Facto
De jure teachers' authority is granted via charter contract with district and waivers from union. De facto the teachers select their colleagues, although the district retains the right to fill unfilled positions.

About the Learning Program

The ALBA curriculum integrates fine arts and creative writing with emphasis on the Latino contribution and cultural arts. Bilingual school, with Spanish taught first (beginning literacy). In second grade, formal English instruction begins.