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What is N.E.W. Innovation?

N.E.W. Innovation is a GBAPS public charter school open to all students. N.E.W. Innovation will open in September of 2019. N.E.W. Innovation will utilize personalized learning plans to deliver instruction and interventions to meet students’ needs academically, socially and emotionally. In 2019, N.E.W. Innovation will enroll 150 students in grades 7-9th. N.E.W. Innovation is partnering with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) to ensure strong vocational education by incorporating career pathways in coursework and student experiences. Students will spend time each week on NWTC’s campus enrolled in career and technical education (CTE) courses.


Where is the money coming from?

In 2018, the District was awarded a grant from the Department of Public Instruction to support planning, professional development, and creation of 21st century learning spaces needed during the 2018-19 school year to open N.E.W. Innovation in 2019-20. Because this is a charter school within the Green Bay Area Public School District, it is a public school, and will be funded like every other school in the district.


What is the student to teacher ratio?

The goal of the school will be to have a 1:15-20 teacher to student ratio.


Are the teachers licensed?

Yes. All District charter school educators are required to be licensed by the State of Wisconsin and undergo a rigorous background check. In addition, all charter school staff are District employees and are eligible for benefits.


Who pays for the busing?

As a choice school, parents are responsible to provide transportation for students. Students also have the ability to use the Green Bay Metro system, which all District students are able to ride for free.


Who is eligible?

Current 7, 8, 9 and 12th grade GBAPS students are eligible to apply. As a choice school, students must apply through the intra-district transfer window which is open until April 30th. In addition, non-resident students may also apply through the open enrollment window which runs from February 4 - April 30th. Starting in the 2020-21 school year, N.E.W. Innovation will include 10th grade, and in 2021-22, will have students from grades 7-12.

What subjects are being taught?

• Literacy/English Language Arts

• Mathematical content and practices

• Scientific inquiry and content knowledge

• Global citizenship

• Physical education

• Health education

• Career and technical education (CTE) pathway courses

• Guiding principles-transferable skills


Can you explain the grading system?

The primary purpose of grading is to communicate the academic achievement status of students to the students, their families, employers, and post secondary institutions. 
Students advance upon demonstrated mastery-By advancing upon demonstrated proficiency rather than at the end of a course or semester, students are more engaged, and teachers can direct their efforts to where students need the most help. 
Proficiencies and performance indicators include detailed, measurable, and transferable learning objectives- Clear learning targets empower students to take ownership of their education. 
Students receive the support they need based upon their individual learning plan-Staff provide students with the support, time, and flexibility they need to learn and demonstrate the skills and knowledge to successfully transition to post-secondary life. 
N.E.W. Innovation’s proficiency based education centers on the creation, development, and application of knowledge- Personalized learning meets each student where they are, gets them where they need to be, and guides them where they want to go. A N.E.W. Innovation graduate has the tools necessary to transition successfully to a post-secondary school, the high demand careers of tomorrow, military, and life.

Who does this school report to?

The charter school is monitored by the Department of Public Instruction as part of the Charter School Grant. N.E.W. Innovation is required to have a Governance Council, which is responsible for establishing the school’s calendar, requesting waivers of School Board policy for the needed flexibility to meet the school’s objectives, and providing maintenance of the school’s budget. District administration provides overall oversight of the charter school, maintenance of facilities, providing of services, etc. The School Board monitors the charter school and determines whether or not to renew its charter.


What are the standards?

The standards used by N.E.W. Innovation represent National (Common Core), Wisconsin State standards as well as The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  


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