Gateway Academy

Updated Oct 13, 2021
4100 208th Street West - Farmington MN - 55024
Type of autonomy arrangement: leadership goodwill
Basic Profile

Opened In



5 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
Teacher Authority Is...
De Facto
Authority rests on the goodwill of district administrators.

About the Learning Program

Rooted in community action and problem-solving, students will engage in authentic collaboration and creative experiences in which to solve real problems in both local and global contexts. As its central focus, students will be active agents of their own learning. They will not only exceed mastery of academic standards, but will do so in an environment where they interact as scientists, engineers, makers, designers, hackers (the good kind), entrepreneurs, authors, inventors, politicians, mathematicians, and philosophers.