Alliance School Milwaukee

Updated Feb 21, 2020
850 W. Walnut Street - Milwaukee WI - 53202
Type of autonomy arrangement: instrumentality charter contract
Basic Profile

Opened In



6 through 12




District - Instrumentality Charter
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 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.