Pathways Charter School To Open In Nampa

Pathways Charter School To Open In Nampa

NAMPA — A new charter school is coming to Nampa next year.

Following a public hearing and presentations from administrators, the Nampa school district board of trustees voted 4-0 recently to approve plans for Pathways in Education — Nampa. Trustee Brian McGourty was not at the Dec. 13 meeting and unable to cast a vote.

Under plans approved by trustees, Pathways in Education — Nampa will operate as a public charter high school for grades nine through 12. The school is intended to serve students who have dropped out of other public schools, are unable to attend classes on a regular basis or not well served in a traditional high school environment, according to a Pathways in Education press release.

School officials hope to open doors next summer with a 300-student enrollment capacity. It will be open to all Nampa students. After that, administrators will use a waiting list, or lottery, to determine enrollment.

Administrators have yet to nail down a location, but according to the petition submitted to the district, potential sites include:

  • Space in the Holly Shopping Center, located at 104-224 Holly Street
  • A warehouse building off of Karcher Road, located at 2240 Samantha Court,
  • The Parkview Elementary Building, 609 15th Ave. N. in downtown

Pathways in Education submitted a petition in September to be chartered through the Nampa school district. The school, like Gem Prep and Idaho Arts Charter School, will be governed by its own board of directors. However, the Nampa school district board of trustees will have the authority to decide whether the charter school remains open based on performance reports.

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