Is there tuition?
No, JDAL is a public charter school of the Green Bay Area Public School District. If you are a resident of the district, your education is free. If you are a non-resident and apply during the state Open Enrollment period in February, there is no tuition. If you are a non-resident and enroll outside the Open Enrollment period, then there is a tuition charge.
What grades are at JDAL?
JDAL is for motivated, independent students in 8th-12th grade.
What does a day at JDAL look like?
JDAL is not set up like a standard school. There are no "periods," but there is structured time.
7:45 AM – 8:30 AM: Teachers start and have common planning time.
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM: Students start to arrive and have time to mingle before the start of the day.
8:45 AM-9:15 AM: Advisory period for students/staff.
9:15-10:00 AM: Academic block with ALEKS Math, English Language Arts, or content-specific seminars
10:00 AM – 11:50 AM: Project Based Learning (PBL)
11:50-12:20 PM: Lunch in café
12:20 PM-2:00 PM: Independent Reading Project
1:00-2:00 PM: Project-Based Learning
2:00-3:00: Academic block with ALEKS Math, English Language Arts, or content-specific seminars
3:00-3:30 PM: Advisory time
3:30 PM: End of school day
Can I still play sports?
Being a student a John Dewey, you get the best of both worlds! First, you are enrolled in a school where you take charge of your learning. Second, district students can participate in clubs and athletics at their resident school.