Escuela Verde

3628 W Pierce Street - Milwaukee WI - 53215
Type of autonomy arrangement: School Charter / Bylaws
Basic Profile

Opened In







District - Instrumentality Charter


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


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


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

Escuela Verde is governed by the TransCenter board of directors, which has ultimate responsibility for the success of the school and is accountable directly to the City of Milwaukee
and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). EV is set up as a teacher collective that makes decisions together on a consensus basis. They are chartered through the City of Milwaukee.

About the Learning Program

Escuela Verde learners develop, research, work, and produce their own projects. Projects that
mean something. Projects that prove growth. Projects that matter to them and to our community.

Working in small advisories of 16 students, Escuela Verde students collaborate with their educational advisors to define and meet their own vision of success. Students co-develop a Personalized Learning
Plan (PLP) with their educational advisor.

Escuela Verde follows the EdVisions Project-Based Learning model. The school is designed
to serve students interested in sustainability, student-led learning, and restorative justice.