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El Puente

Updated Nov 23, 2021
1127 South 35th Street - Milwaukee WI - 53215
Type of autonomy arrangement: school based option
Basic Profile

Opened In

1997

Grades

9 through 12

Environment

Urban

Type

District - Alternative
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
El Puente operates a full-day program leading to a diploma for students whose families are eligible to participate in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. They are also part of TransCenter for Youth network of small schools which provides operating support.

About the Learning Program

Our Mission

El Puente High School is committed to providing a small, safe, and nurturing learning environment in which students focus on becoming contributing members of society. We believe that a solid and well-rounded academic education is the essential cornerstone in building a successful future for each of our students.

Our Vision

We envision providing students a rigorous and relevant curriculum with nurturing and safe relationships with staff.

Our Story

El Puente High School for Science, Math, and Technology was founded in 1997 with a math and science emphasis to provide hands-on, project-based learning. We operates a full-day program leading to a diploma for students whose families are eligible to participate in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. Students are exposed to a variety of colleges and work training programs.