Escuela Verde

Updated Jul 25, 2022
126 E. Mineral Street - Milwaukee WI - 53204-1840
Type of autonomy arrangement: school charter/bylaws
Basic Profile

Opened In



7 through 12




District - Instrumentality Charter
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 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.