Edison School of Innovation

Updated Sep 9, 2020
8340 W Northern Ave - Glendale AZ - 85305
Type of autonomy arrangement: school charter/bylaws
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Basic Profile

Opened In



K through 8




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
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About the Learning Program

In most other elementary classrooms you will typically find the daily schedule divided into a math block and a larger reading block, with lunch, recess, and maybe an enrichment class thrown in. The learning is guided mainly by textbooks or worksheets, coming from various uncoordinated sources, and teaching is focused on learning a “skill of the week” with lecture-style instruction and independent student work. However, we do learning differently. Our curriculum is organized around themes and topics rather than only skills in all of our content areas. We teach Science and Social Studies to all of our students through an engaging curriculum that allows students to explore their areas of interest and challenges them at their ability level. Our students are given the opportunity to solve real-world problems collaboratively, developing their critical and creative thinking skills. It’s no surprise that our students are highly engaged and are enthusiastic about coming to school to learn every day!

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