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NOVA

Updated Nov 23, 2021
2320 West Burleigh Street - Milwaukee WI - 53206
Type of autonomy arrangement: school based option
Basic Profile

Opened In

1993

Grades

9 through 12

Environment

Urban

Type

District - Alternative
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 and De Facto
NOVA is a Milwaukee Public School's Partnership School. They offer a full-day academic program leading to a high school diploma for students who meet the criteria of the State of Wisconsin’s Children At Risk statute and who are not achieving academic success in the traditional schools. They are also part of TransCenter for Youth network of small schools which provides operating support.

About the Learning Program

Our Mission

Our mission is to graduate proficient, confident, and respectful young scholars with the educational and social skills necessary to compete in our ever-changing world.

Our Goals

Grow into confident, productive members of society.

Stay in school, learn new skills/concepts, and graduate.

Practice respect, responsibility, and self-awareness in our daily lives.

Become hardworking, critical thinking students that will lead an honest, safe, and healthy life.

Build positive relationships that will create a safe learning community.