John Dewey Academy of Learning


John Dewey Academy of Learning

Address

1420 Harvey Street
Green Bay, Wisconsin
United States

Coordinates
44°30′48″N 87°59′23″W / 44.5132°N 87.9896°W / 44.5132; -87.9896Coordinates: 44°30′48″N 87°59′23″W / 44.5132°N 87.9896°W / 44.5132; -87.9896

Information

Type
Charter

Established
2010

School district
Green Bay Area Public Schools

Grades
8–12

Color(s)
Green, White, Purple, Black

Mascot
Dragon

Website
http://www.gbaps.org/hs/JDAL/Pages/default.aspx

The John Dewey Academy of Learning (JDAL) is a charter school of the Green Bay Area Public School District. It is the Green Bay Area Public School District’s first and only charter school. The school’s street address is 1420 Harvey Street, Green Bay, WI 54302.

Contents

1 Formation
2 Leadership
3 Education
4 Community outreach

4.1 Teens for Jeans campaign
4.2 Garlic Mustard Pull
4.3 Event Night

5 External links

Formation[edit]
John Dewey was formed by contract with the Green Bay Area Public School District. It operates on a five-year contract, the maximum term allowed by Wisconsin state law, and The Green Bay Area Public School District is currently evaluating the school to decide whether or not they will resign the contract during the 2015-16 school year.
Leadership[edit]
Unlike most schools, JDAL (John Dewey Academy of Learning) operates largely without a principal, relying mainly on the lead adviser Molly O’Neill (who is also the Green Bay Area Public School’s Director of Charter Schools) and the Governance Council for leadership.
Education[edit]
JDAL utilizes Project Based Learning, ALEKS (for mathematics), Empower3000 (for Language Arts), and a series of seminars put on by the advisors. Instead of the general setup of an American high school, John Dewey employs a standard classroom approach similar to what is seen in grade schools. As of August, 2015 there are four “advisories” (or classrooms), each employing something different by having advisers trained in separate subjects. Advisories are now loosely divided by grade. It is not yet clear whether there will be a mix of students from all grades in all advisories.
In the utilization of Project Based Learning John Dewey uses a system in which students propose a project, do research, and then present it to their peers and adviser(s). The Presentations vary widely from PowerPoints to student created films.
Community outreach[edit]
JDAL has several service learning campaigns througho
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