La Crosse Design Institute

Updated Mar 14, 2017
1900 Denton St - La Crosse WI - 54601
Type of autonomy arrangement: leadership goodwill
Basic Profile

Opened In



6 through 8




District - Instrumentality Charter
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 is granted by the goodwill of the district superintendent and the site principal.

About the Learning Program

La Crosse Design Institute (LDI) inspires students and community to acquire skills that will drive successful 21st century leaders and problem-solvers in becoming responsible citizens with strong values and integrity.

Designing a better future one project at a time. La Crosse Design Institute is a project-based learning school that focuses on the importance of authentic student-centered learning. Students will become more accountable, better problem solvers, and more informed citizens as they work through the design process to complete individual and group projects. Our advisors, administrators and community partners have a passion for fostering high-level thinkers.

We emphasize: authentic, personalized, and community-involved education!