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Explore Knowledge Academy School

Updated May 6, 2015
5871 Mountain Vista - Las Vegas NV - 89120
Type of autonomy arrangement: leadership goodwill
Basic Profile

Opened In

2003

Grades

K through 12

Environment

Suburban

Type

Chartered
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 Facto
The authority for teachers to select staff members, create curriculum, sit on the school improvement team, etc. is informally delegated by superintendent and principal. It has always been done this way ever since the school was founded in 2003.

About the Learning Program

The school's mission is “personalized learning through educational discovery: building 21st century leaders; one project at a time.” Students complete projects in which they incorporate the curriculum standards for the courses in which they are enrolled. They select areas of interest that are relevant to them and create an essential or guiding question to frame the investigative process.