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Innocademy Zeeland Charter School

Updated May 11, 2015
8485 Homestead Dr. - Zeeland MI - 49464
Type of autonomy arrangement: school charter/bylaws
Basic Profile

Opened In

2008

Grades

K through 8

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 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