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Chartered school contract and/or chartered school bylaws

TAGOS has teachers’ authority written into the school’s instrumentality charter contract (arranged with Janesville School District). Chrysalis in Palo Cedro, California as well as ConneXions Community Leadership Academy and Independence School Local 1 in Baltimore, Maryland also have teacher authority written into their charter contracts (arranged with Baltimore City Schools). This means that the school districts authorizing each of these chartered school contracts were aware that the contracts formally authorized teacher autonomy.

Avalon School in St. Paul, Minnesota has teachers’ authority written into its chartered school bylaws. Avalon teachers also maintain their authority because they have the majority of the school board, which is allowable under Minnesota statute. Valley New in Appleton, Wisconsin has teacher autonomy (for curriculum and program management only) written into the school's bylaws.

Schools With This Arrangement

Southwest Baltimore Charter School

The following tenets have guided our development of curricula and school culture: Differentiated Instruction – a philosophy of teaching that aims to meet each child where he or she is and move him or her forward Expeditionary Learning - a curriculum that allows children to use all their senses...

Northwest Passage High School

Our curriculum combines advisory, inquiry driven project based learning, interdisciplinary seminars and expeditions. We strive to teach students to become independent learners with the skills to be successful in the 21st century.

ConneXions- A Community Based Arts School

The typical ConneXions community member, whether student or staff, is a creative, thoughtful, independent thinker, engaged in learning and willing to be a positive member of the community.

Nerstrand Elementary School

Nerstrand has strong programs in reading, language arts, and mathematics that help students realize success in the curricular areas of science, social studies, and technology—just to name a few. They also embrace a strong commitment to the teaching and appreciation of the visual arts. There are...

Chrysalis Charter School

Chrysalis offers a unique program that emphasizes direct interaction with the world rather than a textbook approach. It blends regular classroom instruction with options classes, service opportunities, and natural sciences field study. Options include art, music, video, jujitsu, and hiking. Parents,...

Avalon

Avalon School prepares students for college and life in a strong, nurturing community that inspires active learning, engaged citizenship, and hope for the future. AVALON combines (1) a college-prep focus, (2) interdisciplinary seminars, (3) project–based learning, and (4) a technology component. T...

Professional Preparatory Charter School

Professional Preparatory Charter School's learning program is most aptly characterized by its holistic approach, one that involves six major pedagogical components: differentiation, integration (subject-matter, arts, conceptual and cultural), culturally responsive teaching, neuropedagogy, citizen-le...

Laurel Tree Charter School

Laurel Tree Charter School is family-style schooling. We are a small, intimate group of people working and learning together. The entire staff works and plans together for the school as a whole. We invite parents, artists, poets, and community members to share their unique talents with us, as well.

Independence School Local 1

Independence School Local 1 is organized around experiential learning through internships and field-based projects and around the natural consequences that come from real world feedback on your actions. Teachers and students use the city, the wilderness, and city and local partnerships as instructio...

Wildlands School

A learning community of scientists—students, teachers, and community experts working on a wide range of projects focused on an even wider range of topics. Our science school is a Wisconsin charter school and a partnership between Augusta School District and Wildlands Charter School. We believe tod...

Valley New School

The curricular focus of the Valley New School model is rooted in the concept that each person is his/her own best teacher. Instead of formal, subject-oriented classes, students develop their own learning experiences based on their interests and passions.

The Renaissance Charter School

Renaissance has been a leader in national education through its example, outreach and collaboration. It regularly collaborates, via school consortiums, federal grants and through nationwide conferences. As a leader in the charter movement, Renaissance commits to serving as a strong model of publi...

High Marq Environmental Charter School

Project-Based Learning with an Environmental Focus and Weekly Field Days

Santa Barbara Charter School

The Santa Barbara Charter School is a parent/staff cooperative with a child-centered approach to education. The school’s curriculum is based on the Common Core State Standards. Elements of Waldorf, Montessori, and Humanistic models of education are incorporated. The theory of multiple intelligence...

iCademy Global Charter School

iCademy Global is changing the way the world learns by empowering parents and students to create a learning environment that best fits their learning style and needs. By harnessing the momentum of empowered families, iCademy Global aims to work alongside them to address the needs of the whole child...

Innocademy Allegan Charter School

Innocademy’s goal is to graduate students with a skillset and critical approach ready for the 21st century—a toolkit they have already put to use while “learning and leading” during their 14 years at Innocademy. They aim to send their students out into the world with their eyes and hearts...

Innocademy Zeeland Charter School

Innocademy’s goal is to graduate students with a skillset and critical approach ready for the 21st century—a toolkit they have already put to use while “learning and leading” during their 14 years at Innocademy. They aim to send their students out into the world with their eyes and hearts...

Augsburg Fairview Academy

Augsburg Fairview Academy offers a teen-friendly, and family-friendly, atmosphere in which students are deeply respected and everyone is held to a high standard of personal honor. Students find their place among people who care a great deal about them and their future. They encounter adults who use ...

Francine Delany New School for Children

Francine Delany New School for Children believes that students learn best when they are actively engaged in an experientially rich, hands-on program of study in classrooms that serve as working models of the learning community we strive to create. Students are challenged to develop critical think...

Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy

Allowing students to design learning experiences based on their own unique interests and passions encourages them to be self-motivated, independent thinkers who are capable of solving problems, thinking critically and who are prepared for post-secondary options and the workforce. Personalized learni...

DREAM Technical Academy

“Where serious people go to broaden their minds and learn to live the rest of their lives.” This sentence encapsulates our educational mission here at DREAM. We aim to build a community of learners who are dedicated to expanding their experiences and challenging ideas that are taken...