The Beacon Network Schools Innovation Zone will empower Beacon Schools with collective flexibilities and resources; support for teachers and leaders to learn together, grow, and excel; and community ownership and involvement, in order to codify the Beacon Model and sustain it to improve outcomes for students.
Innovation Zones have an independent, community-based nonprofit organization that helps coordinate work across the schools in a Zone. An Innovation Zone nonprofit may have one or more employees to do work to support all (or some) of the schools in the Zone. See here for the organization’s form 990.
What is an Innovation School?
Passed in 2008, the Innovation Schools Act provides a pathway for schools to develop practices to better meet the needs of individual students, allowing sites more autonomy to make decisions at the school-level. Innovation status must be approved by a local school board and the Colorado Department of Education through a multi-faceted application process.
BNS’s innovation plan allows for:
- A more rigorous college prep curriculum,
- Blended learning with technology-based instruction, applications, and assessments,
- A system for frequently analyzing student data, and
- Research-based interventions that result in high growth and achievement.
Accounting & Financial Planning
Shi Lynn Coleman
Parent and Teacher Council
KBMS Parent Council Member
GBMS Parent Council Member
KBMS Teacher Council Member
GBMS Teacher Council Member