Northern Waters Environmental School

Updated Mar 30, 2017
10256 N. Greenwood Lane - Hayward WI - 54843
Type of autonomy arrangement: leadership goodwill
Basic Profile

Opened In



6th through 12th




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
Northern Waters Environmental School is an instrumentality charter of Hayward School District. They have school autonomy through their charter which is passed down from their board to the teacher team in the areas indicated.

About the Learning Program

Academic rigor is a key component of Northern Waters. Students have daily opportunities to engage in rigorous learning experiences in all of the core subjects to prepare them for success in high school and beyond while being productive members of the greater community.

Northern Waters features a combination of student-directed and teacher-initiated projects. Students are engaged in real-world projects that make a difference in their community. At Northern Waters, experiences enhance student learning. Students apply their knowledge outside the four walls of the classroom through projects and learning experiences that explore Hayward’s community and natural environment.