2320 West Burleigh Street - Milwaukee WI - 53206
Type of autonomy arrangement: School-Based Option
Basic Profile

Opened In







District - Alternative


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 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.