Milestone community members

Milestone Democratic school building on a sunny day

Our Knowledge Base

You have to know how your democracy works in order to make change. On this section of our website you will find all organizational documents for our school; all meeting notices, agenda, and approved minutes; all school policies; and all operational procedures and administrative regulations.

Welcome members!

On this page you will find links to everything you need to know to make Milestone work for you. This list provides information about our services and special offerings for our community. If you have any questions please contact us.

Our Knowledge Base

You have to know how your democracy works in order to make change. On this section of our website you will find all organizational documents for our school; all meeting notices, agenda, and approved minutes; all school policies; and all operational procedures and administrative regulations.

2022-23 Academic Calendar

This Google Calendar will be updated by the Educators’ Co-op throughout the year. You can subscribe and add it to your personal Google Calendar using the below link, or download a PDF of the calendar to save or print:

Weekly Schedule for Personalized Learning

This is the Weekly Schedule that Advisors will use with students during Milestone’s academic year 2022-23.

Course Catalog

We propose, develop, and approve courses to be taught at Milestone at our weekly all-student, all-staff School Meeting. Courses currently being offered, and ideas for courses that are in development, are listed on our Personal Learning Plan Resources site.  New courses are posted at the beginning of each semester.

Food Program

Milestone has partnered with Second Harvest Foodbank to establish a food pantry right within our school building. Every week, Milestone receives groceries from Second Harvest to distribute to families who need it. In addition, any and all members of Milestone are welcome to make an appointment to come by our food pantry to get what you need! Contact Sean to get more info about participating in the weekly food distribution program, or for an appointment to drop by the food pantry.

Social & Mental Health Services

Milestone has partnered with Joining Forces for Families at Dane County Human Services to ensure all our members have access to the social and mental health services that they need. Contact our office with any questions or to get connected with JFF.

Dyslexia Information

Informational guidebook on dyslexia and related conditions from theWisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Mutual Aid

Our Educators’ Co-op is facilitating a project to allow our community to offer and receive support in whatever way is needed. Read more about this project at the link below, or contact the EC with any questions or to participate.

COVID Opening Plan for 2022-23 School Year

This Knowledge Base article contains the most up-to-date information on Milestone’s protocols, including four different contingency plans, for adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Transformative Justice Request

Transformative Justice Process 

Transformative Justice is a community-based approach to justice which promotes a strong sense of community, belonging, safety, and unconditional human worth as the primary response to harm, conflict or other social problems.  It focuses on repair and healing. This work is guided by a proactive, 360-degree model of accountability, mutual responsibility, unconditional human dignity and respect.    

Grounded in the view that all members of a community are worthy and interdependent, the practice promotes community building, self-awareness, empathy, equity and freedom.    

By opening space for the long-term commitment to personal transformation and collective agreements, transformative justice works to address deep patterns of harm caused by institutionalized racism and to eliminate the disparities this it causes. 

Using the Process 

Using a process to repair harm, parties who caused harm, want to repair harm or support this process in conference or through circles, will engage in those practices. Anyone finding affinity with the values discussed in these processes can enter into agreements which are collectively believed to resolve the situation. Anyone who wants to engage in this process can use the form below, or directly contact Damita Brown: Zijidragon@gmail.com 

Complaint and Concern Process

The Complaint Officer at Milestone Democratic School is Sean Anderson. You can reach him at:

  • 608-205-8110 (call/text)

  • or in writing at 2758 Dairy Drive, Madison WI 53718. 

Milestone Democratic School does not have a Principal, Superintendent, or District Administrator. Instead, our membership elects a School Leadership Liaison every year to help connect our members and the wider community to the Leadership Circle of our school. The Leadership Circle acts collectively as Principal, Superintendent, and District Administrator. The School Leadership Liaison serves as Complaint Officer, responsible for receiving formal and informal complaints, and responding on behalf of the Leadership Circle.

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