Birchwood Blue Hills Charter School

201 East Birch Ave - Birchwood WI - 54817
Type of autonomy arrangement: Instrumentality charter contract
Basic Profile

Opened In

2010

Grades

7 through 12

Environment

Rural

Type

District - Instrumentality Charter
Autonomies

Program

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

Personnel

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

Administrative

Determine school budget
Set staff pattern
Determine compensation
Determine teacher workday
Set schedule
Teacher Authority Is...
De Jure and De Facto

Birchwood Blue Hills Charter school’s charter gives them de jure autonomy in learning program, and school level policy. They also have de facto autonomy in some areas through the goodwill of the principal and superintendent.

About the Learning Program

The BBHCS Provides Students:

  • A low teacher to student ratio: 1:15
  • Student-driven curriculum
  • A flexible timeframe for study
  • Hands-on learning experiences
  • Individualized project learning
  • Student created PLP’s*
  • A technology rich environment
  • Personal space

BBHCS Students:

  • Become life-long learners
  • Are effective communicators
  • Are problem solvers
  • Are active in the community
  • Manage time and resources effectively
  • Attain a well rounded education
  • Have choice and voice