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Avalon

Updated May 21, 2015
700 Glendale Street - St. Paul MN - 55114-1782
Type of autonomy arrangement: school charter/bylaws
Basic Profile

Opened In

2001

Grades

7 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 Jure
It is written into Avalon's chartered school bylaws that teachers have autonomy to manage the school. Teachers also have a majority of the board.

About the Learning Program

Avalon School prepares students for college and life in a strong, nurturing community that inspires active learning, engaged citizenship, and hope for the future. AVALON combines (1) a college-prep focus, (2) interdisciplinary seminars, (3) project–based learning, and (4) a technology component. This will be complemented by extensive training in ethics, conflict resolution, interpersonal/life skills, and active citizenship and community service.