Project Impact STEM Academy

Project Impact STEM Academy


A few weeks ago our Kinder class celebrated our 100 days of school!
Our 5th Graders have been designing a three step water purification system. This week they had the opportunity to test their designs!
Enter the lottery today:
MISSION STATEMENT SATURDAY: We believe in creating an environment that encourages academic growth in a way that is engaging and allows our students to continue to move forward beyond grade standards! Email us to learn more ([email protected])
At Pi STEM we believe in cultivating skills that will serve our students in the real world--integrated curriculum is a huge part of that. Learn more on our website:
Our STEM Certification Summary of Findings -
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Thank you Miss Lake! We so appreciate your service and dedication to our students.
Did you know our lottery is open? Want to learn more? Email us: [email protected]
Project Impact STEM Academy just completed our STEM Certification evaluation and has been recommended for STEM Certification through Cognia!

We will join a small handful of schools across the United States that have been recognized for programs that demonstrate a strong and effective STEM focus. The review team looked for hallmarks of quality, as described in Cognia’s STEM Certification Standards. These standards, which Cognia identified through robust research and extensive observations, focus on characteristics like problem-based experiential learning and the integration of STEM thinking into a broad range of activities and learning opportunities.
Pi STEM Dinos - Check out this opportunity:
The Boise State University College of Education Literacy Lab is now enrolling K-12 students for Spring 2022 tutoring!
Virtual tutoring will take place beginning 2/15/22 via Zoom from 4:30pm-5:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays through 4/14/22. Students are tutored either one-on-one or in a small group with two tutors. Any students in grades K-12 can receive tutoring, and the cost is $175 per child.
We also offer payment plans and some scholarships!
For more information and to enroll, go to ⬇️
Project Impact STEM Academy's two FLL teams competed at the Southern Idaho State FIRST Lego League Championship on Saturday, 1/15. It was a great experience for all involved and the teams are looking forward to next year already! Thank you , , , and PiSTEM families for helping to support our FIRST Robotics Programs.

Pi STEM is a K-12, mastery-based, STEM public charter school serving Kuna and S. Meridian, Idaho.

Operating as usual


Up-to-Date Brown Bus Schedule - Please make sure you check your pick-up times, as there have been some adjustments made.


We have a few seats that have opened up for the 2023-24 school year. Treasure Valley parents don't miss the opportunity to enroll your future STEMinologist at Project Impact STEM Academy. Don't delay - enroll now.
Project Impact STEM Academy offers:
* Mastery-based Education
* Project-based Learning
* Engaging STEM-focused experience
* Agriculture Education K-12
* FIRST Robotics K-12
* Comprehensive K-12 education that prepares students for a future in STEM.
*Great central location in the heart of the Treasure Valley right off the freeway at Meridian Road.

Photos from Project Impact STEM Academy's post 08/24/2023

Thank you Treasure Valley Subaru! Project Impact STEM Academy is Treasure Valley Subaru's - Subaru Loves Education - Adopted School for the 2023-24 School Year. With this they have donated $5000.00 worth of materials, including: (2) sets of Imagination Playground Large Dino Bone Sets; A GaGa Ball Pit!, a map set for our secondary History classroom.; and (6) classroom supply sets. The Pi STEM staff and students appreciate Treasure Valley Subaru and look forward to working with them more this school year!


Are you interested in policy reviews?

Every quarter the Idaho School Board Association provides the school with a list of all the policies that may need review or updating based on recent legislation. In addition to these reviews, there are a number of policies that require a yearly review. And to throw one more twist in, Pi STEM is converting to a new online system for its policy manual - so now's the time to look them over!

The board will appoint the committee members at their regular meeting in September so if you are interested in being a member of the policy committee please email Director Fleming at [email protected]!


The staff got together at the Angry Easel this summer and had a painting party!


Don't miss the Back to School night - August 15th. Lots of important information will be provided and an opportunity to drop school supplies off and meet the teachers. Find answers like: What is my students schedule? Who is my students house teacher? What is the bus schedule? How many buses will be running? What are the lunch options? What parent portals are important? And so much more... See some of our school improvements, like our new green house, new water fountains with water bottle fillers, sinks in the science rooms, and more! We look forward to seeing you.


Brown Bus is currently hiring 3 drivers for Project Impact STEM Academy. This is a great opportunity to pick-up some extra hours in the morning and afternoon. This works out well for people enrolled in college classes, retirees, or someone that just wants to work a few hours per day.


Pi STEM Parents -
We need volunteers to help with constructing the greenhouse. The plastic panels have been moved inside to ensure that the high heat outside doesn't fuse the removable plastic film to the panels - which buys us more time. I need to know who is interested in helping and what times and days work best for their schedule - please message below so that I can get the dates set back up.
- Jill Hettinger


Volunteers needed for a "Greenhouse Raising" - we will be constructing the Pi STEM greenhouse on Monday, Wednesday. Thursday (July 3.5.6) morning and would love some extra hands to help. We will be working 8:30 am until it is too hot outside!

Photos from Project Impact STEM Academy's post 05/29/2023

Graduation 2023


It's time for our Spring Project Expo & STEM Night. Come ENGAGE, LEARN, and CELEBRATE with us as students present their second semester projects with the Pi STEM Community. Engage with current Pi STEM families and meet all our new Pi STEM families that will be joining us for the 2023-24 school year. Engage with our staff and meet some of our new staff that will be joining Pi STEM. Celebrate all of your students' achievements and learn as they engage you in various STEM activities.

May 17th - 5:30-7:30
1422 S Tech Lane, Meridian, ID


ATTENTION: NEW Pi STEM Families for the 2023-24 School Year!

Pi STEM Signing Day, May 17th at 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

STEM Signing Day was developed by Boeing in 2020 to celebrate and honor students that were choosing to pursue STEM education. STEM Signing Day has expanded nationally and is now also being celebrated at many K-12 STEM institutions.

Project Impact STEM Academy joined the celebrations and this will be our third Annual STEM Signing Day . STEM Signing Day is held in collaboration with our bi-annual STEM Night & Project Expo. Pi STEM Signing Day will honor all of our new students that will be joining us in during the 2023-24 school year. Additionally, it will be a great opportunity for our veteran students & families to engage with our new students, families, and educators.

In addition to signing their certificate of intention to join Pi STEM for the 2023-24 school year, students will get to take a picture with our resident dino "Crichton".

Come and see our students amazing project work on expo, enjoy some engaging STEM Activities, and celebrate your STEMinologists journey at STEM Signing Day!

Timeline photos 04/12/2023

The Aviation Career Exploration (ACE) Academy is a summer program designed to introduce Idaho teens in grades 9-12 to the myriad of careers available in the aviation and space industries! The ACE Academy engages participants through STEM-related experiential activities and field trips to facilities like air traffic control towers, flight schools, aerospace businesses, military aviation bases, and more. The Academy is hosted by the Idaho Division Of Aeronautics June 21-23 in Boise. Apply by May 19:

Limited scholarship assistance may be available for qualifying teenagers, and host families may be available for out-of-town participants who may need lodging during ACE Academy. Accommodations are available for students with special needs (please give advance notice).

Idaho Transportation Department


Our 2nd Annual AgDays took place on Friday. Students took part in various activities related to the ag industry and presentations on how Bees and Reptiles play a part in agriculture. Thank you to the Specialist team for organizing and leading the activities and to our many parent volunteers, teachers, and teens that supported them.


IDX - 3D Printing Regional Competition - Pi STEM's Team The Awkward Turtles placed 3rd and won $250.00 to invest in the program. Great job! (Pictures coming soon).

Thank you to their coach: Ms. Prillaman. Our students can't be successful with the leadership, coaching, and dedication of their adult mentor/coach.


Educator's Night at the Zoo!

Photos from Project Impact STEM Academy's post 03/12/2023

Dino Strong. Idaho FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics state tournament was this weekend. Congratulations to Pi STEM Dinos, 1st Runner Up Robot Design!

Thank you to their coaches Mr. Marshall, Mr. Constantino, and Mr. Peterson. Also a shout out to parent volunteer: Mr. Clark. Our students can't be successful without the support of coaches and mentors.

Photos from Project Impact STEM Academy's post 03/10/2023

Therapy Dogs came to visit our students at Pi STEM today!

Photos from Project Impact STEM Academy's post 03/04/2023

Pi STEM Academy hosted their first dance Friday night, it was a great success. They had a MASSIVE turnout of students grades 7-12. Our student community makes me smile. They are such a welcoming group of students who know how to have healthy fun. Lots of dancing to a great student generated track of music, a student sang two songs that she had written and composed, and students engaged in the game of clue! The Clue! Dance was a success.

Thank you to Ms. Quiroz and the Student Council. Thank you to all the parent and staff chaperones. Well done.


This week is School Counselors week - Don't forget to let Ms. Lake know how much you appreciate all she does to help students at Pi STEM.

STEM Matters! Virtual Week of Celebration - Idaho STEM Action Center 01/30/2023

Idaho STEM Matters! Month - Governor Little recognizes and STEM Action center to provide an month of activities, kicking it all of on February 1st.

STEM Matters! Virtual Week of Celebration - Idaho STEM Action Center STEM Matters! Month Date: February 1, 2023 Stay tuned for updates and events! Follow us on Facebook for updates: Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Envelope 2022 Virtual Events STEM Matters! Conversation with Association of Idaho Cities Tuesday, January 18, 2022....

Project Impact STEM Academy 01/26/2023

Treasure Valley parents don't miss the opportunity to enroll your future STEMinologist at Project Impact STEM Academy for the 2023-24 school year.
Project Impact STEM Academy offers:
* Mastery-based Education
* Project-based Learning
* Engaging STEM-focused experience
* Agriculture Education K-12
* FIRST Robotics K-12
* Comprehensive K-12 education that prepares students for a future in STEM.
*Great central location in the heart of the Treasure Valley right off the freeway at Meridian Road.

Project Impact STEM Academy Home page for Project Impact STEM Academy.


Following our Pi STEM Project Expo & STEM night one of our parents reported the following, "I want to say thank you to all the PiSTEM staff for all you do. I don't take the time to say it often enough. This past Wednesday at Expo my daughter had fun learning about seed germination with Ms. Young. They only spent a few minutes together, but that time was more impactful than she will ever know. I want to share a quick conversation that occurred in our car the next day. As we were having our end of the school day check-in my daughter said, 'I've been thinking... Mrs. Young is just like Ms. Pfeil. They are both happy and really smart scientists.' I smiled and told her that I couldn't agree more. She almost always comes home talking about science class. It is her favorite class. But I LOVED it when she followed that comment with, 'I have a question. Can boys be scientists too?' I sat stunned for a second, trying to figure out why she would ask that. Until that moment, it hadn't occurred to me that all of the science teachers at PiSTEM are females. My son, who views himself as a scientists, was highly offended by the question and quickly interjected. It was a great teachable moment, but one that speaks volumes about how important women role models in STEM are for the next generation. She has never questioned her place in STEM and I love this for her. FYI her dad has worked in tech industry for 24 years so this was a fun question to share with him.


Don't miss an opportunity to become part of the Pi STEM school community , the Treasure Valley's Premier STEM Charter School. Lottery is Open Now! K-12 Public Charter School with boundaries in South Meridian and Kuna.


Pi STEM families, community partners, and potential future families - save the date - Pi STEM Project Expo and STEM Night is just around the corner. We are excited to open our doors to the community and share our new facility and the hard work of our students.


It's time to start thinking about the best school option for your K-12 student(s) for the 2023-34 school year! Check out Pi STEM Academy at If you are interested in a tour contact office@pistem,org.


Notice: Project Impact STEM Academy will be closed 12/12/2022 due to inclement weather.


Standing in solidary tonight with the University of Idaho and the families of Ethan Chapin, X**a Kernodle, Madison Mogen, and Kaylee Gonclaves.

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Next week is Pi STEM Spirit Week, 10/31 - 11/4

Timeline photos 10/23/2022

We can't let National School Bus Safety Week end without thanking the incredible men and women who ensure students arrive safely to and from school every school day! Thank you for your important contributions to the school community!

Thank your neighborhood school bus driver for their hard work!


We recognize we have a group of incredible staff at Project Impact Stem Academy!! Please take a moment today to thank one of them, or any teacher that has had an impact in your life!


Well done! Our volunteers are valuable to us at Project Impact STEM Academy (Pi STEM)!

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Videos (show all)

Practice with the Pi STEM Dinos FIRST Tech Challenge team as they prepared for their competition.#AmeriCorps #UIExtentio...
Still a ways to go...but here is a sneak peek at Pi STEM Dino's 1st year building and coding in JAVA a FIRST Tech Challe...
Our Lottery is now open!  Lottery applications are required for new students only--returning students will be receiving ...
Join along with Ms. Young as she demonstrates our balloon boat project!  Need more help?  See our facilitator guides at ...
Join Mr. Marshall as he demonstrates the Tiny Catapult activity!!!  Send us your photos to be entered to win prizes--ppp...
Join Ms. Rick doing our Elephant Toothpaste experiment!  Tag us if you share your photos on FB!! #GoDinos!
WELCOME TO OUR VIRTUAL STEM WEEK!!  Today we will be doing Elephant Toothpaste with Mrs. Rick!!  If you need more instru...
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1422 S. Tech Lane
Meridian, ID

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
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