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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 »

Forrest M. Bird Receives $300K Grant

By Cameron Rasmusson From Bonner County Daily Bee July 3, 2014 SANDPOINT — A $317,515 grant from the Idaho State Department of Education is set to transform the Forrest M. Bird Charter School’s technology department. School and state officials announced earlier this week that the charter school received the grant to implement a host of more »

Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy Grads Awarded Scholarships

From the Coeur d’Alene Press June 26, 2014 EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second story on Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy students earning scholarships. Other students’ achievements ran in the June 19 Press. Students in Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy’s Class of 2014 were awarded the following scholarships: Leif Fredericks, Charter’s valedictorian who plans to attend Princeton more »

Idaho Charter Wins Arts Schools Network’s 2014-2015 Award

From PR Web June 20, 2014 Arts Schools Network’s 2014-2015 Award Winners honor ASN member schools and individuals, as well as their communities, for their commitment to and demonstration of excellence in arts education. The Arts Innovation Award goes to the Idaho Arts Charter School and its Electric Rock Orchestra in Nampa, ID, for “breaking more »
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