Valley New School

Updated May 18, 2018
10 College Avenue - Suite 228 - Appleton WI - 54911
Type of autonomy arrangement: school charter/bylaws
Basic Profile

Opened In



7 through 12




District - Instrumentality Charter
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
Autonomy is granted to the teachers in their charter.

About the Learning Program

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.