New School for Community Service

Updated Feb 21, 2020
609 North 8th Street - Milwaukee WI - 53233
Type of autonomy arrangement: leadership goodwill
Basic Profile

Opened In



11 through 12




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
New School for Community Service previously had de jure autonomy through an MOU, however with the end of collective bargaining in Wisconsin, they no longer have this protection.

About the Learning Program

The New School is the only school in Milwaukee Public Schools offering community-based learning internships as the core of the program. Over the last two decades they have built a powerful network of private businesses, community-based organizations, governmental units, and schools that serve as learning resource sites for our students. Internship sites offer learning placements in art, business, computer education, language arts, science, social studies and technical education. Credits earned in learning placements count toward a student’s graduation requirements. The New School also offers a menu of in-house classes taught by school staff, computer-based course offerings through E2020, and college credit through the Wisconsin Youth Options program.