High School in the Community Academy for Law and Social Justice

Updated May 27, 2015
175 Water Street - New Haven CT - 06511
Type of autonomy arrangement: leadership goodwill
Basic Profile

Opened In



9 through 12




District - Magnet
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 the superintendent.

About the Learning Program

High School in the Community students engage in their community through a rigorous program of study and volunteer service in school and beyond. Students grow into leaders by working for the well being of others. HSC serves students who are interested in a future of helping others and improving their world. Our students are interested in careers in education, psychology, social services, government and law. As of 2010, HSC teachers had formed a curriculum task force to examine and revise the school's focus.