Alliance School Milwaukee

850 W. Walnut Street - Milwaukee WI - 53202
Type of autonomy arrangement: Instrumentality charter contract
Basic Profile

Opened In



6 through 12




District - Instrumentality Charter


Determine learning program
Set school-level policy
Determine professional development
Determine authorizer assessments
Determine state assessments


Select colleagues
Evaluate colleagues
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine tenure policy
Select leaders


Determine school budget
Set staff pattern
Determine compensation
Determine teacher workday
Set schedule
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 school board finalizes all positions.

About the Learning Program

The Alliance School was the first school in the nation started with the mission of addressing bullying and helping others to do the same. Founded in 2005, Alliance continues to be a place where it’s “okay to be black, white, gay, straight, Christian, Buddhist, gothic, or just plain unique.” It’s a place where the staff work hard every day to make sure that all young people are welcome to grow and learn in a safe and accepting environment.