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Academic Arts High School

Updated Nov 13, 2015
60 Marie Avenue East - West Saint Paul MN - 55118
Type of autonomy arrangement: leadership goodwill
Basic Profile

Opened In

2004

Grades

9 through 12

Environment

Urban

Type

Chartered
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 rests of the goodwill of the board of directors.

About the Learning Program

Students at Academic Arts High School study environmental themes in their coursework throughout the school year. At AAHS, students are encouraged to explore and develop their individual skills and interests through projects aligned with state standards. Twenty-first century resources, including a new music production studio and chromebooks in all classrooms, allow students to develop projects limited only by their imagination and creativity.

Learning doesn’t stop when students leave the classroom. AAHS students have opportunities to try new things. Whether touring a local museum, contributing real scientific observations to a national database, making homemade pizza dough, or attending the annual trip to the Audubon Center, there is always something new to learn in fun and exciting ways.