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Odyssey Elementary School

Updated Mar 4, 2022
4704 camp phillips Rd. - Weston WI - 54476
Type of autonomy arrangement: leadership goodwill
Basic Profile

Opened In

2017

Grades

K through 5

Environment

Suburban

Type

District
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 Facto

About the Learning Program

Odyssey Elementary puts a 21st-century spin on a one-room schoolhouse. Our K-5 students learn in a mixed-grade, collaborative, open space where they are engaged in standards-driven instruction and hands-on, project-based learning under the guidance of our teacher leads. Rather than being separated into learning groups based on their grade, students receive instruction based on their individual needs and progression. With a 18:1 student/teacher ratio, our students have ample opportunity to develop their independence, foster their creative and critical-thinking skills, collaborate with their peers, explore their interests, ask questions, and indulge their curiosity — all skills critical to becoming a successful lifelong learner. At Odyssey we have a DCE administrative liaison, but not have an administrator — similar to a principal — on site. Thus, each of our instructors is a teacher lead, which means they make many of the day-to-day decisions within our school and have a direct say in how to best meet the evolving needs of the student populations we work with. This includes choosing learning methodologies and curriculum resources as well as behavior management practices.