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Rosa Parks Charter High School (formerly Rochester Off Campus Charter High School)

Updated May 4, 2017
2364 Valleyhigh Drive NW - Rochester MN - 55901
Type of autonomy arrangement: leadership goodwill
Basic Profile

Opened In

1993

Grades

9 through 12

Environment

Urban

Type

Chartered
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
The authority rests on the goodwill of the director.

About the Learning Program

At ROC, students are in the driver's seat of their own educational experience. ROC is a project-based learning environment. In project based learning, students are able to pursue their own interests, and demonstrate their learning through projects that they design, develop and carry out with guidance from teachers. Students are still responsible for fulfilling all of the Minnesota Academic Standards, but are able to do so in ways that best suit their learning style, and celebrates their strengths as learners. Project based learning goes far beyond the traditional curriculum, empowering students to not only develop their academic skills, but also to develop skills that will benefit them in their journeys through life: time management, goal setting, self motivation, and perseverance through challenges are but a few of the many life skills emphasized in the ROC Student Vision.