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Phoenix High School

Updated Aug 6, 2015
1315 W 4th Ave - Kennewick WA - 99336
Type of autonomy arrangement: leadership goodwill
Basic Profile

Opened In

2007

Grades

9 through 12

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
Loose, verbal, informal authority is delegated by the district school board. Phoenix receives support and encouragement from asst. superintendent (and past asst. superintendent, who is now the superintendent).

About the Learning Program

A personalized and flexible learning structure motivates students to direct their own education, initiating projects and meeting learning standards in ways that are unique to their own interests and abilities.