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Building 21 Ferguson

Updated May 21, 2015
2000 N. 7th St. - Philadelphia PA - 19122
Type of autonomy arrangement: leadership goodwill
Basic Profile

Opened In

2014

Grades

9 through 12

Environment

Urban

Type

District
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
Building 21 Ferguson is a traditional school within The School District of Philadelphia. Their autonomy authority rests on the goodwill of the superintendent.

About the Learning Program

Building 21 Ferguson is a non-selective competency-based high school in the School District of Philadelphia. It is a new secondary model that seeks to facilitate an authentic learning experience that will address the unique social and academic needs of all learners.

The B21 Ferguson team will work closely with members of the local and school communities to carefully construct a robust network of online, offline, individual, small group, large group, skills-based, and applied learning opportunities to more effectively serve students of all types. Most importantly, the Building 21 model will develop teachers as guides and students as designers of their own pathways to graduation by giving them choice and voice about how, what, and where they learn.