Northern Waters Environmental School

10256 N. Greenwood Lane - Hayward WI - 54843
Type of autonomy arrangement: Leadership Goodwill
Basic Profile

Opened In







District - Instrumentality Charter


Determine learning program
Set school-level policy
Determine professional development
Determine authorizer assessments
Determine state assessments


Select colleagues
Evaluate colleagues
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine tenure policy
Select leaders


Determine school budget
Set staff pattern
Determine compensation
Determine teacher workday
Set schedule
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.