Star-Spangled Lessons

By Brian Walker From CDA Press September 10, 2014 RATHDRUM – On Tuesday, 200 years after Francis Scott Key penned “The Star-Spangled Banner,” that history came to life at North Idaho STEM Charter Academy. Activities surrounding the bicentennial of the national anthem at Fort McHenry, including actors who fielded students’ questions, were brought to the more »

Charter School Takes Virtual, Worldwide Trips

By Camille Wells From Idaho Education News August 29, 2014 Students in one Idaho school are taking dozens of field trips to educational sites around the world each school year. How is this possible, especially in tight economic times? The Idaho Education Network provides schools virtual access to visit these locations, where they can interact more »

Meridian Kids To Get A Brain Workout

By Jennifer Swindell From Idaho Education News September 3, 2014 Students can perform better if they train their brains, says Mary Helen Green, a counselor at Meridian Technical Charter High School. She has been given the opportunity to test her idea this school year as a state tech pilot grant recipient. The State Department of Education more »

New Charter School Set to Open Sept. 2

Syringa Mountain School nearly at enrollment capacity By Terry Smith From Idaho Mountain Express August 27, 2014 Syringa Mountain School, Blaine County’s new state-funded charter school, announced this week that the school has nearly met its capacity and goal of 165 students. The school, for students K-5, has been in the formative stages for the more »

Charter Schools Perform in Majority of Top Ten for Idaho’s SAT School Day

Students from Idaho’s small charter schools should be proud, as their average test scores from the 2014 Idaho SAT School Day dominated the top ten scores. The SAT separates scores into groups according to the number of registered eleventh graders. Of the schools with 11-100 registered juniors, charter schools make up the majority of the more »

Grant to Expand Healthy Living Lessons at PPSEL

By Samantha Malott From Moscow-Pullman Daily News August 1, 2014 The Palouse Prairie School of Expeditionary Learning will expand its “Adventure Friday” program this upcoming school year, thanks to a $20,000 grant from Champions for Healthy Kids. The grant, funded by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and the General Mills Foundation, will provide more »

Old ParkCenter Mall to House Boise Charter School

By Bill Roberts From The Idaho Statesman July 21, 2014 Sage International School of Boise will start classes next month with hundreds of students in a new home: 31,000 square feet of the former ParkCenter Mall in Southeast Boise. The 5-year-old school is leasing part of the building at 415 E. ParkCenter Blvd. to stretch more »

Idaho Arts Charter School Awarded High Honors

By Cindy Omlin From Northwest Professional Educators July 17, 2014 Congratulations to Idaho Arts Charter School for its continued achievements.  The Arts Schools Network (ASN), has awarded The Arts Innovation Award to the school and its Electric Rock Orchestra for “breaking the mold” in using arts in teaching academics, and for making a positive difference in the students’ lives and more »

Amazing Math Achievement at Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy

From Northwest Professional Educators Newsletter July 8, 2014 Congratulations to the teachers and students at Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy which was founded by NWPE Board President, Dr. Bill Proser. Idaho Education Trends reports that 99 percent of the students at the Academy were proficient or advanced in the math section of the ISAT in the 2012-13 school more »

Charter Students Led to Excel at Mars Rover Competition

By Cindy Omlin From Northwest Professional Educators July 3, 2014 Congratulations to NWPE members Darlene Frates and Beth Brubaker at North Idaho STEM Charter Academy who led their students to capture seven of 11 awards at the Idaho TECH Mars Rover Challenge held at the University of Idaho on May 2!  Student teams from grades more »
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