Help bring a new, innovative, tuition-free public charter school to West Allis

Athlos Academies is a network of charter schools nationwide. We are currently working with local community members to bring a new, public charter school to western Milwaukee County.

Upcoming Governing Board Meeting

October 3rd, 2022

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location:  Zoom Link-

View upcoming Governing Board Meeting agenda:




Date:   October 03, 2022        Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
Location:  Zoom Link-

Board Members Present/Absent
Dr. Mark Dull- Board Chair
Ms. Ashley Fenderson- Treasurer
Dr. Jackie Lichter- Secretary
Amanda Polewczynski
Sam Haan
School Leader: Michelle Marschel  ( )

Athlos Academies:  Jill Turgeon-Turrill ( ) Bill Bressler ( )

Board Clerk: VACANT ( )

Item # Topic Description Who
1.0 Call to Order
1.1 Record Attendance Mark Dull
2.0 Consent Agenda
2.1 Meeting Minutes Approve minutes from the September meeting. Mark Dull
3.0 Public Comment
4.0 Administrative Reports
4.1 Director’s Report Update on progress of key priorities at AAW. Michelle Marschel
4.2 Superintendent’s Report Update on Homecourt projects being conducted to support AAJP. Bill Bressler
5.0 Board Training
5.1 Policies Discussion Jill Turgeon-Turrill
6.0 Discussion Items
6.1 Policy 5201- Attendance Discuss proposed policy Jill Turgeon-Turrill
6.2 Policy 7110- Gifts and Donations Discuss proposed policy Jill Turgeon-Turrill
6.3 Policy 7111- Capitalization Discuss proposed policy Jill Turgeon-Turrill
7.0 Action Items
7.1 Policy 7116- Procurement of Federal Grants Propose approval of Policy 7116 Mark Dull
7.2 Policy 7108- Cash Management Propose approval of Policy 57108 Jill Turgeon-Turrill
7.3 Policy 7115- Investments Propose approval of Policy 7115 Jill Turgeon-Turrill
8.0 Adjournment


Next Regular Meeting:  Monday, November 7, 2022



Scheduled Governing Board Meetings:

September 12, 2022

October 3, 2022

November 7, 2022

December- No meeting

January 9, 2023*

February 6, 2023

March 6, 2023

April 3, 2023

May 1, 2023

June 5, 2023

July- No meeting

Why an Athlos School?

Athlos Academy schools are tuition-free charter schools, and enrollment is open to children in elementary school who live in West Allis and all surrounding areas. Athlos brings choice in education to parents looking for an educational experience that will challenge and support their children in a way traditional public schools may not.

The Athlos innovative three-pillar model supports students academically, physically, and with character development. Athlos students are prepared to take on all of life’s challenges.

How Can I Help??

We are working to bring an Athlos school to your area, however, to do so, we need your help. We need continued evidence that your community is ready for additional school choice in order to be approved.

Please sign our interest list if you would like to see an Athlos school in your community.

Discover the Athlos Edge

Our unique and innovative model gives students the competitive edge for a successful future

Athlos educators, students, and parents share their perspectives
on the innovative Athlos three-pillar approach to education

Athlos Pillars of Performance

Prepared Mind  |  Healthy Body  |  Performance Character

Prepared Mind

Healthy Body

Performance Character

We support you in every step

of the process for starting an Athlos school

In addition to our three-pillar program, we assist our fully-implementing Athlos schools in all stages of their formation and operation. This includes everything from developing a charter application and building a facility, to school operations and educating students.


Athlos Board Governance
  • Board Goverance Training

    Training modules centered on understanding the Athlos model, governing board roles, the difference between governance and management, the charter approval process, open meetings law, Robert’s Rules of Order, effective use of committees, strategic planning, and more

  • Charter Application Development

    Assistance writing the various components of a charter application

  • Authorizer Approval Assistance

    Help navigating the charter authorizing process, whether your authorizer is a state entity, non-profit organization, or higher education institution


Athlos Facilities
  • Site Identification

    Real estate research and demographic analysis

  • Financing

    Land acquisition and lease-purchase agreement

  • Design

    Civil engineering and architectural and landscape design

  • Entitlement

    Planning, zoning, and permitting approvals

  • Construction

    Groundwork, utilities, slab, framing, roofing, drywall, window, furniture, fixtures, equipment, finishes, landscaping, and more

Athlos Board Governance
  • Board Policy

    Development of policies and procedures, such as bylaws, code of ethics, and employee and family handbooks

  • Financial Management

    Budget preparation, payroll processes, benefits management, accounts payable, and financial reporting

  • Contract Management

    Procurement of goods and services

  • Human Resources

    Hiring and onboarding

  • Student Recruitment

    Advertising, exhibiting, information sessions, and enrollment

  • Staff Recruitment

    Marketing, applicant screening, and interviewing

  • Staff Professional Development

    Prepare and onboard staff in best-practices in planning, teaching, and assessing in order to ensure success


Athlos Facilities
  • Bond Market Assistance

    Coordination of investment bankers and bond issuers

  • Research-Based Academic Curriculum

    Rigorous, hands-on curriculum that exceeds state standards and includes intervention and targeted remediation and acceleration as necessary

  • Healthy Body and Performance Character are also offered to schools with pre-existing academic curriculums. Learn more about why you should incorporate the Healthy Body or Performance Character programs into your school.

  • Professional Development

    Targeted interactive professional development that helps teachers develop best-practices and improve their students’ mastery immediately

  • Data Reporting Tools

    Online data dashboard that allows schools to access all of their data in one simple to navigate tool

  • Student Recruitment

    Advertising, exhibiting, information sessions, and enrollment

  • Staff Recruitment

    Marketing, applicant screening, and interviewing

community relations
  • Digital Platform Management

    Social media and website

  • Communications

    Media relations and crisis communications

  • Event Planning

    Groundbreakings, grand openings, back-to-school nights, open houses, and family nights

  • Financial Management

    Budget preparation, payroll processes, accounts payable, and finance reporting

  • Human Resources

    Screening, interviewing, hiring, onboarding, and benefits management

  • Contract Management

    Procurement of good and services and service level agreement compliance

  • Uniforms

    Athletic performance apparel to meet dress code policies

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