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Northern Lights Community School

Updated Mar 16, 2016
305 Bridge Street - Warba MN - 55793
Type of autonomy arrangement: charter-tpp contract
Basic Profile

Opened In

2005

Grades

6 through 12

Environment

Rural

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
The school's board contracts with EdVisions Coop, which delegates authority granted in the contract to a site team of teachers at the school.

About the Learning Program

NLCS emphasizes project-based learning and strong connections to the community, using community members and organizations as teaching resources for students. The goal of the school is to provide an opportunity for students working at all levels of academic achievement, who are looking for a smaller, more personalized environment.