White Pine Charter School

         208-522-4432
         office@wpcscougars.org

2959 John Adams Pkwy.

Ammon, ID 83406

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Monday to Friday

Core Knowledge

Positive Impact

“We’ve had five children attend White Pine. This is our seventh year being there. We have been very impressed with the dedicated teachers and administration.  We have liked how the school adjusts according to the student level. They are there to give extra help or challenge academically, according to the need of the student. We also appreciate the communication between the parents and teachers. Emails or newsletters are set home regularly. White Pine has been a good school for my family.”

Dawn Livingston

 

2016-03-14T15:19:18+00:00

Dawn Livingston

 

“We’ve had five children attend White Pine. This is our seventh year being there. We have been very impressed with […]

Answer to Our Questions

White Pine Charter School was the answer to our question… how do we find an excellent classroom setting, high academic standards, with a culture and learning environment that gave our kids the best opportunity for success?  We had tried private school, home schooling, and WPCS was the answer for both of our children.  They continued on through middle school at WPCS and have now successfully transitioned to public high school. 

Zac Warren

2018-02-02T07:09:34+00:00

Zac Warren

White Pine Charter School was the answer to our question… how do we find an excellent classroom setting, high academic […]

Worthwhile School

“We like that White Pine Charter School offers Spanish, music, gym, art, etc. on a weekly basis. My kids enjoy being able to meet with other classes in their grade and work with multiple people. We love that the teachers work with our kids at their level. They give them assignments catered specifically to them, whether they’re advanced or behind in a subject. There is less lecture and more hands on and imaginative work. We’re very pleased with the academics at this school.”

Heather Talbot

 

2018-08-01T12:14:09+00:00

Heather Talbot

 

“We like that White Pine Charter School offers Spanish, music, gym, art, etc. on a weekly basis. My kids enjoy […]

Core Knowledge is:

  • A SOLID knowledge of important fundamentals of education. For example, the basic principles of constitutional government, important events of world history, essential elements of mathematics and of oral and written expression, widely acknowledged masterpieces of art and music, and stories and poems passed down from generation to generation.
  • A SEQUENCED stepping stone. Knowledge builds on knowledge. Children learn new knowledge by building on what they already know. Only a school system that clearly defines the knowledge and skills required to participate in each successive grade can be excellent and fair for all students. For this reason, the Core Knowledge Sequence provides a clear outline of content to be learned grade by grade. This sequential building of knowledge not only helps ensure that children enter each new grade ready to learn, but also helps prevent the many repetitions and gaps that characterize much current schooling.
  • A SPECIFIC curriculum. The Core Knowledge Sequence is distinguished by its specificity. By clearly specifying important knowledge in language arts, history and geography, math, science, and the fine arts, the Core Knowledge Sequence presents a practical answer to the question, “What do our children need to know?”
  • A SHARED knowledge. Literacy depends on shared knowledge. To be literate means, in part, to be familiar with a broad range of knowledge taken for granted by speakers and writers. One goal of the Core Knowledge Foundation is to provide all children, regardless of background, with the shared knowledge they need to be included in our national literate culture.

Benefits of Core knowledge for students:

For Students: broad knowledge base, rich vocabulary, strong desire to learn, helps build confidence, instills higher levels of learning.

For White Pine Charter School: provides an academic focus and encourages consistency in instruction, provides a plan for sequenced learning from grade to grade, promotes a community of learners — adults and children, and becomes an effective tool for lesson planning and communication among teachers and with parents.

For Parents and the Community: provides a clear outline of what children are expected to learn in school, and encourages parents to participate in their children’s education both at home and in school.

Visit coreknowledge.org for the sequence and more information.