Innocademy Zeeland Charter School

8485 Homestead Dr. - Zeeland MI - 49464
Type of autonomy arrangement: School Charter / Bylaws
Basic Profile

Opened In









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 Jure and De Facto

Teachers’ de jure autonomy is written into the school’s charter, except in the area of setting the budget. De facto teachers set the budget.

About the Learning Program

Innocademy’s goal is to graduate students with a skillset and critical approach ready for the 21st century—a toolkit they have already put to use while “learning and leading” during their 14 years at Innocademy. They aim to send their students out into the world with their eyes and hearts wide open to global needs and injustices. Their high-caliber teachers are supported and empowered to work collaboratively to achieve their school mission. Innocademy fosters a culture, structure, and set of practices to establish Innocademy as a leader education locally, nationally, and globally.

Innocademy’s Educational Goals

  • To prepare students for the 21st century through a strong global education curriculum
  • To make significant contributions towards educational best practices
  • To share the gift of education through global stewardship and the establishment of global Innocademy campuses
  • To emphasize the development of the whole child through character building
  • To meet and exceed the academic needs of each student