Idaho Public Charter School Commission

Idaho's Independent Charter School Authorizer.

The Public Charter School Commission’s mission is to ensure PCSC-authorized public charter schools’ compliance with Idaho statute, protecting student and public interests by balancing high standards of accountability with respect for the autonomy of public charter schools and implementing best authorizing practices to ensure the excellence of public charter school options available to Idaho families.

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Empowering Parents 12/29/2022

Empowering Parents

Empowering Parents Helping Idaho students grow and learn. Apply Now! Frequently Asked Questions What is the purpose of the Empowering Parents program? The Empowering Parents program provides eligible families with grant funds for use towards eligible education services and devices to help students recover from the lea...

12/27/2022

On behalf of the Idaho Public Charter School Commission, we wish you all a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year.

12/21/2022

HAPPY WINTER BREAK! We wish you a safe, happy and healthy holiday season.-IPCSC Staff❄️☃️

12/21/2022

Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson Charter School on their recent recognition as Idaho's ESEA Distinguished School for 2022!

Bingham Academy offers gifts to student body 12/20/2022

Bingham Academy offers gifts to student body

Check out how Bingham Academy 's student council is putting a smile on their students faces this holiday season.

Bingham Academy offers gifts to student body Bingham Academy held an assembly on Thursday to give each member of its student body a gift they wished for. Each student filled out a paper star with what they

Photos from Idaho State Department of Education's post 12/02/2022

Photos from Idaho State Department of Education's post

Ammon teacher honored with national award for excellence and education - East Idaho News 12/01/2022

Ammon teacher honored with national award for excellence and education - East Idaho News

Congratulations to White Pine Elementary recent teacher award!

Ammon teacher honored with national award for excellence and education - East Idaho News AMMON — A first-grade teacher at a local charter school was surprised and honored Wednesday with a prestigious national award in front of students. During a school assembly at White Pine Charter School, first-grade teacher Anna Attebury was presented with the Milken Educator Award. The award is a ...

11/23/2022

We are THANKFUL for Charter Schools! How about you? What about your charter school are you thankful for this holiday season?🍂🍁🍂

Elementary school aide sobs when surprised with unexpected gift from a Secret Santa - East Idaho News 11/22/2022

Elementary school aide sobs when surprised with unexpected gift from a Secret Santa - East Idaho News

Elementary school aide sobs when surprised with unexpected gift from a Secret Santa - East Idaho News The EastIdahoNews.com team is busy helping a local Secret Santa give $1 million to deserving people in eastern Idaho this holiday season. Every day, from now until Christmas, we will post videos of the recipients being surprised with these life-changing gifts. Annette is 69 years old and works in th...

11/18/2022

We want to express our THANKS for Idaho Charter Schools and all of the staff, students, families, and communities that are a part of them. We wish you all a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday break.

If you would like to share a word or comment on why you are thankful for your charter school, please post below! We will be collecting words and phrases to share at the end of the month!🍁🍂🍁🍂

Photos from American Heritage Charter School's post 11/18/2022

Well done to American Heritage Charter School students, staff and families.

Learn the 2023 #SchoolChoiceWeek Dance! 11/17/2022

Learn the 2023 #SchoolChoiceWeek Dance!

School Choice Week is coming up in the next couple of months! Has your school learned the dance? Let us know!

Learn the 2023 #SchoolChoiceWeek Dance! Learn the moves to the National School Choice Week 2023 dance! This year we teamed up with Granada Hills Charter School in Los Angeles, California to help us...

Photos from Rolling Hills Public Charter School's post 11/14/2022

Photos from Rolling Hills Public Charter School's post

Photos from Connor Academy Public Charter School's post 11/14/2022

Photos from Connor Academy Public Charter School's post

11/14/2022

So happy that our Xavier students could honor these Veterans at Showcase tonight!! Thank you for your service!!🇺🇸❤️

Photos from American Heritage Charter School's post 11/11/2022

Photos from American Heritage Charter School's post

11/11/2022

Gem Prep:Pocatello wants to thank our veterans and service members. A special thanks to the Idaho National Guard for helping with the flag raising ceremony this morning.

Photos from Pinecrest Academy of Idaho's post 11/11/2022

Photos from Pinecrest Academy of Idaho's post

11/11/2022

THANK YOU to ALL of our Veterans for your efforts, your commitment to serve, and your sacrifice for this country. We celebrate and honor you all today!🇺🇸

11/10/2022

Congratulations to North Idaho STEM Charter Academy students for their recent accomplishments at the North Idaho College Math Competition.

1st palace School in North Idaho College Math Competition.

1st place team - Colin Clang, Alisha Davidson, Alijah Freeman, Karalie Potter
1st place individual (Juniors) - Alijah Freema
2nd place individual (Seniors) - Alisha Davidson

The 13 students who competed will also be receiving a scholarship from the president of NIC for their work.

Well done NI STEM Students and Staff.

11/10/2022

Gem Prep: Meridian North taking an opportunity to learn from our military veterans.

1st Grade had the privilege of learning from Marine Sergeant Josh Sweeney yesterday. Josh has served in several areas of the world, including Afghanistan, where he lost his legs from a bomb. He is a Para Olympics Gold Medalist, and enjoys many adaptive sports. He taught our scholars that our military helps the world be as free as they can be in their own government systems.
Thank you for your service, and for coming for a visit, Sgt. Sweeney!

Timeline photos 11/09/2022

Timeline photos

The deadline for K-6 students to enter our Holiday Card Contest is next Friday, November 18! The winning artwork will be our department’s official holiday card, and the artist will receive cards for personal use! Winning entries from each grade level will also be published on our website! Submissions can be made online or by mail. Find details here: https://www.sde.idaho.gov/events/card-contest/

Digital submissions are permitted, but the original artwork must be hand drawn. The form for digital submissions can be found at the link above. Mail entries should be sent to Idaho State Department of Education, Holiday Card Contest, attn. Taylor Baggerly, P.O. Box 83720, Boise 83720-0027.

Drawings should measure 11” x 8.5” in landscape format and should reflect holiday or winter scenes. They cannot include copyrighted images such as Garfield the Cat, Bugs Bunny or Disney characters. Drawings should be labeled on the back with the student’s name, grade, school, district and teacher’s name.

Students can create their entries using watercolors, colored paper, markers, crayons or a combination thereof and can use as many colors as they want. They are encouraged to completely fill the page and to keep the design simple and the colors bold. Pencil drawings and fabric designs are not suitable for our printing process and cannot be selected.

Timeline photos 11/09/2022

Timeline photos

Professional development opportunity for Idaho educators! The Museum of Idaho and the Idaho National Laboratory are offering Bring Idaho Alive again this year; our department is covering the cost of credits and materials, so the course is offered at no cost to educators! Bring Idaho Alive is a course designed to teach educators about Idaho's natural and cultural history how they can use this information in their classrooms. Throughout the course, educators will spend 3-5 asynchronous hours per month with local natural and cultural history experts on “virtual field trips”, learning about topics ranging from weather in Idaho to plants, animals, geology, and people. Each participant will receive a kit of hands-on activities to complete with each “virtual field trip” which can then be reused over and over again as an in-class resource kit. The course will run from December through May; 2 CEUs are offered through Boise State University. Register here: https://museumofidaho.org/product/bring-idaho-alive-2023/

Idaho STEM Action Center
Idaho Science Teaching Association

Photos from Idaho STEM Action Center's post 11/04/2022

Congratulations to North Idaho STEM Charter Academy teacher Jessica for her great accomplishment!

Photos from Vision Charter School's post 10/31/2022

Maker Monday: What says creativity like a little pie and some volunteers! Check out Vision Charter School creative approach to their fall festival!

Photos from Richard McKenna Public Charter High School's post 10/31/2022

Maker Monday: What a day of creativity! Richard McKenna Public Charter High School students are showing off their awesome art skills!

10/31/2022

Maker Monday: Creative dress is happening over at Bingham Academy !

Bingham Dragons are about to enjoy a magical evening of mischief. !

10/31/2022

Maker Monday: Creativity doesn't stop with Smokey! Check out his visit to Hayden Canyon Charter

Look who stopped by Hayden Canyon Charter today!

Photos from Mountain Community School's post 10/31/2022

Maker Monday & our last day of themed recognition days for October! Check out Mountain Community School creativity "dress code" :)

Civic-minded student project 10/27/2022

Civic-minded student project

Transform Thursday: Check out how North Idaho STEM students engaged in a whole process civic project - very neat experience!

Civic-minded student project Students from North Idaho STEM Charter Academy were awarded a grant to fund an extension of Storm King, a 9 hole disc golf course. Students worked with volunteers including teachers, family, North Idaho Disc Golf Club and Inland Northwest Flyers to carve out trails, extensions and upgrade the course...

10/26/2022

Teacher Tuesday: (Delayed) Congratulations to school leaders and staff at Public School on their recent award!

We are so excited for both of these awards! Having happy employees and a happy workplace transfers directly to our students.

Board Governance Resources | Idaho Public Charter School Commission 10/26/2022

Board Governance Resources | Idaho Public Charter School Commission

Website Wednesday: Is your governing board looking for resources? Are you interested in becoming a charter school board member?
Quality governance is a key factor in the overall success of any public charter school. Below are some resources to support this important work.

Board Governance Resources | Idaho Public Charter School Commission The Idaho Public Charter School Commission ensures authorized charter school compliance with Idaho statute, balances high standards of accountability with respect for charter school autonomy, and implements best authorizing practices to ensure charter school excellence for Idaho families.

10/24/2022

Maker Monday: Check out how Compass Public Charter School students get creative during recess while enjoying the weather!

6th graders were enjoying the warm fall weather last week during recess.

Photos from Gem Prep: Meridian South's post 10/24/2022

Maker Monday: Check out the creativity that Gem Prep: Meridian South put into a trunk or treat for students!

10/21/2022

Fact or False Friday: How many commissioners serve on the commission?

Photos from Anser Public Charter School's post 10/21/2022

Transformation Thursday’s: Check out how Anser Public Charter School is transforming the traditional classroom with some adventure!

Public Meetings | Idaho Public Charter School Commission 10/19/2022

Public Meetings | Idaho Public Charter School Commission

Website Wednesday: Have you ever wanted to learn more about Commission's work? Regular meetings of the IPCSC are typically held on the second Thursday of even months (February, April, June, August, October, and December). Committee meetings are held on an as-needed basis. All meetings are open to the public. Check out our website for more information about upcoming meetings.

Public Meetings | Idaho Public Charter School Commission The Idaho Public Charter School Commission ensures authorized charter school compliance with Idaho statute, balances high standards of accountability with respect for charter school autonomy, and implements best authorizing practices to ensure charter school excellence for Idaho families.

Photos from North Star Charter School's post 10/17/2022

Maker Monday: Check out North Star Charter School's creativity in how they are bringing real world professionals into the classroom to support student learning and success!

New video by Trish Gardner 10/17/2022

New video by Trish Gardner

Maker Monday: Check out Palouse Prairie Charter School and how they are getting creative in the math classroom with EL Design!

New video by Trish Gardner

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