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Birchwood Blue Hills Charter School

Updated Mar 30, 2017
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
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
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