Gem Prep: Meridian

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Happy Senior Saturday! This week’s spotlight is on Kyson Sanderson, who began attending Gem Prep: Meridian in his 9th grade year.

With Gem Prep’s flexible high school model, Kyson already has a head start in his career of choice. At just 18 years old, he was able to get an apprentice card and begin his first steps into his career in plumbing. Kyson has been enjoying living independently and owning a dog that he has always wanted. He shares that Gem Prep has helped him reach his goals by making sure he is ready for college this fall.

You are an outstanding young man, Kyson! Congratulations!


This week is National Assistant Principals Week and GPM is so excited for the opportunity to celebrate and appreciate all that Mrs. Simpson does for our scholars and school community. Mrs. Simpson works tireless to run our secondary program and ensure that all of our scholars are able to fulfill our college bound mission. She cares deeply for our scholars and creates an environment in which they feel supported, accountable and challenged. Thank you, Mrs. Simpson, for serving our Griffins and their families so well. We appreciate you!


We’re back with another Senior Saturday! Today, we are spotlighting Maecy DeLamere, who has been with us at Gem Prep: Meridian since her 8th grade year. Maecy describes some of her motivators in life to be creating and living a life that she can be proud of, which includes being helpful and kind to every person around her and making sure that she is happy and content with her actions and choices.

“Attending Gem Prep has definitely helped me accomplish so much. The staff and the programs that are offered at Gem Prep have made it very easy to ask for help and complete challenging courses so far. It has also been very helpful that we are able to choose a specific major and degree to focus on for the career that we are interested in.”

Way to go, Maecy! We are proud of you!

Photos from Gem Prep: Meridian's post 03/27/2024

This week, we celebrated the induction our National Honor Society members. As members, these young leaders will focus on the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. We are excited to see them develop the skills to contribute to our school, community, and beyond. We are so proud of these Griffins!


It's time for another Senior Saturday! Today, we are spotlighting Greysen Dormier, who has been with us at Gem Prep: Meridian since his 8th grade year. Greysen will receive his AA degree from the College of Western Idaho upon his high school graduation. With our flexible schedule, Greysen wrestles for the Varsity team at Mountain View High School and also participates in track.

"Gem Prep has helped me gain a further advancement in my education...I had the opportunities to travel and learn about numerous things that have helped shape my life and thoughts into something more clear and understanding. Gem Prep has helped me academically, but also personally."

Congratulations, Greysen! We are proud of you!


Wishing all of our Griffins a safe and relaxing Spring Break. The GPM campus will be closed the week of March 18 for Spring Break. We look forward to welcoming our scholars back on Monday, March 25.


This weekend, GPM's own Mrs. Hardie shared her love of science and her love of music with some of our middle school scholars. The Serenata Orchestra, with Mrs. Hardie on clarinet, performed cosmic compositions featuring selections from "The Planets." 6th and 7th graders were invited to attend the concert as a connection to what they are learning about in science class. 🎵🎶


We took a break from our Senior Spotlight this weekend to bring back our highlight videos! Week 25 at GPM started off with a celebration of National Read Across America Day. Scholars (and staff) had a great time dressing up like their favorite book characters and we enjoyed sharing the love of reading together. We hope you like seeing their costumes and other great highlights from GPM!


The lottery is almost here! Make sure to complete re-enrollment or submit your application for the 2024-2025 school year by Tuesday, March 5. The lottery draw will take place on March 6 beginning at 3 PM.


It’s Senior Saturday! This week, we are spotlighting Kayden Ballard, who has attended Gem Prep: Meridian since her 8th grade year. Kayden was thrilled to share that she was recently deemed as a recipient of an Idaho LAUNCH Grant scholarship.

“Gem Prep has helped me reach my college and career goals by keeping me on track and up to date. This school has helped get me prepared for the adult world and the idea of what college is going to look like. Gem Prep has provided the tools necessary for my success and has programs in place so that you can graduate with a degree and start working immediately while continuing your education.”

Way to go, Kayden! We are proud of you!

Photos from Gem Prep: Meridian's post 02/28/2024

Our secondary scholars returned from our February break with a special modernized production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespearience cast.

6-12th grade scholars and staff learned about the play and then enjoyed live theater followed by a Q&A session with the actors and actresses. What an awesome and inspiring opportunity for our scholars!


This week’s Senior Saturday has a special twist - this spotlighted scholar is actually a junior!

Abberlynn will be joining our graduating class of 2024 as a junior, graduating one year early. Abberlynn began her journey with us at Gem Prep: Meridian in her 6th grade year. As a dedicated performer, Abberlynn describes her favorite part of Gem Prep’s high school model as the flexibility and autonomy she has in her academic schedule.

“Gem Prep Meridian has helped me to reach my post-graduation goals by allowing me to complete school work on my own time and have time to work on my extracurriculars. Gem Prep Meridian has also prepared me for the work in college and the freedom you have in college. While at Gem Prep Meridian I learned responsibility and how to use my time wisely.”

We are so proud of you, Abberlynn! Congratulations!

Photos from Gem Prep: Meridian's post 02/13/2024

We had so much fun at our Re-Enrollment Rally on 2/1 to kick off 2024-2025 enrollment. Thank you to the GPM scholars and families and new faces who joined us.

Congratulations to the winners of our raffle. We hope you enjoy your Griffins swag!

If you haven't yet completed your enrollment for 2024-2025 (, make sure to do so by 3/5 before the lottery draw on 3/6.


It’s Senior Saturday! This week, we are spotlighting Keegan Love, who has been with us at Gem Prep: Meridian since his 9th grade year.

Throughout his time at school, Keegan gained a love for math. He describes math as his favorite subject, and enjoys working with numbers and solving problems. With a future career goal in teaching, Keegan took the opportunity to begin practicing co-teaching and leading lessons in partnership with our teachers. We are impressed with Keegan’s natural abilities as a future educator and know he will make a great impact in the lives of many students.

Congratulations! You are amazing, Keegan!

Photos from Gem Prep: Meridian's post 02/08/2024

100 days already? Time sure flies when you're busy learning and having fun!

Celebrating the 100th day of school is one of our favorite traditions at GPM. We had a joyful day filled with 100s activities, reflecting on all we've accomplished in the first 100 days, and appearances by some of the cutest 100-year-olds you've ever seen.

Photos from Gem Prep: Meridian's post 02/06/2024

Yesterday, GPM hosted colleges, universities and organizations from across the state of Idaho for High-Ed Day. High school scholars had the opportunity to explore post-secondary options available to them in our great state.


Happy National Counseling Week to Miss Simmons! This week, we celebrate the countless ways you advocate for, support and equip our scholars K-12. From leading SEL lessons, running small groups, building relationships through lunch bunch, helping our scholars explore post-secondary options, counseling scholars through peer conflict and big emotions, advising course selections, creating a safe and inclusive school environment and so much more, you are an invaluable part of the GPM community and we are so thankful for you! 🩷


It’s Senior Saturday! Today, our spotlight is on Piper Pill, who has made an incredible impact through service within our school community since joining us in her 8th grade year.

“Attending Gem Prep allowed me to start taking college classes my freshman year in high school and has helped me get closer to my college career. Being able to include extracurricular activities such as being Student Council President for four years has also made my resume stand out to many colleges.”

We are proud of you, Piper! Congratulations!

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As we conclude , we want to extend the biggest thank you to all of our scholars and families for choosing Gem Prep: Meridian. We are proud and honored to be your school of choice.

Here are some of the reasons members of our school community choose to be Griffins at GPM.

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Enrollment for 2024-2025 opens on February 1 and the lottery draw will take place on March 6!You


It’s Senior Saturday! This week, we are thrilled to highlight Timothy Sterrett, who has attended Gem Prep: Meridian since his 8th grade year.

“Gem Prep has helped me improve in school since the day I enrolled way back in 8th grade…I have been supported by many, and hope that people will continue to support me as I move on to college, and keep moving forward in life!”

Timothy explained that his grades “drastically improved” after coming to Gem Prep: Meridian, and we are proud to share that he recently made our Principal’s Honor Roll list for earning a 4.0 GPA.

Way to go, Timothy! We can’t wait to see what you accomplish!

Photos from Gem Prep: Meridian's post 01/25/2024

As the celebration of continues, we also want to thank every one of our amazing teachers and Crew for choosing to work at Gem Prep: Meridian! Our school is the amazing place it is because of you and we are so glad to also be your school of choice. Thank you for your unwavering care and commitment to our scholars as you help them along their educational journey K-12.

If you are interested in joining our team, we encourage you to look at current and future employment opportunities at GPM!

Photos from Gem Prep: Meridian's post 01/22/2024

Happy , GPM Families!

This weekend, Mrs. Simpson, Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Heiner and Mrs. Warburton had the opportunity to kick off NSCW representing Gem Prep at the School Choice Fair (hosted by the Coalition of Idaho Charter School Families) in Meridian. We loved talking with prospective families about how Gem Prep is changing the landscape of education in Idaho!

Returning and prospective families, the 24-25 lottery opens on 2/1! Join us for our Re-enrollment Rally that evening (Thursday 2/1) from 5:30-6:30 at GPM. We will have ice cream, games, and the chance to get to know other GPM families and staff to get excited for the 24-25 school year!


It’s Senior Saturday! We are thrilled to begin our weekly Senior Spotlight series with our GPM Class of 2024 graduating scholars. First up is Isaiah Elgin, who began his journey with us in 8th grade.

“The teachers at Gem Prep have helped me realize my full potential. I hadn't had this type of school environment, until I started there in 8th grade. They not only challenged me, but they have been very supportive and helpful throughout my time there. Thank you to all of the teachers and staff at Gem Prep!”

Congratulations, Isaiah. We are proud of you!


Brrr, it's cold out there! With adverse weather continuing, GPM's building will be closed and scholars will have a virtual learning day on Thursday, 1/18.

Scholars did an excellent job completing their work during our first virtual learning day on Wednesday, exemplifying our January focus of being independent learners and taking ownership of their learning. Keep this focus as we head into another virtual learning day on Thursday, 1/18. Check Dojo and Canvas for information from teachers about assignments to complete. Stay safe and warm, Griffins.


Good morning, GPM families.

GPM's building will be closed today, Wednesday 1/17, due to inclement weather. HOWEVER, today will be a virtual learning day for all scholars K-12. More information regarding assignments and work expectations for today will be shared via Canvas and Class Dojo.

"Oh the weather outside is frightful, but inside we're still insightful. Don't get behind on Zearn. Let us learn, let us learn, let us learn." Happy learning scholars. - Mrs. Warburton


Good morning, GPM families.

GPM will be closed today, Wednesday 1/10, due to inclement weather. Please check your email and Class Dojo for more information from Mrs. Brace.

Scholars, are still able to access their online programs through Canvas and Clever if they would like to use this as an opportunity to catch up on any missing work or get additional practice in.

Enjoy the snow and stay safe, Griffins!

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Gem Prep: Meridian is a kindergarten through 10th grade public charter school, focused on college preparation and competency building. Gem Prep students master the foundations in their elementary grades and transition to complete up to 2-year of college (tuition-free) by the time of their high school graduation.

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