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Wildlands School

Updated May 6, 2015
S1 County Highway K - Fall Creek WI - 54722
Type of autonomy arrangement: school charter/bylaws
Basic Profile

Opened In

2005

Grades

7-12

Environment

Rural

Type

District - Instrumentality Charter
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 Jure and De Facto
Wildland's charter gives them de jure autonomy in hiring, budget, schedule, learning program, and school level policy. They also have some autonomy through the goodwill of district leaders.

About the Learning Program

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 today's students need options for learning. Wildands Charter School provides students in grades 7-12 with opportunities to: Develop life-long learning skills driven by self-direction. Learn in a supportive multi-generational community inquiring into the natural world around us. Develop their abilities in science, math, technology, English, history, and social studies in a locally relevant context. Meet the state of Wisconsin's learning standards through the accomplishment of their personal learning plan. Learn outdoor recreation skills that will last a lifetime. Research topics that interest the students and relate to relevant curriculum.