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

Our Philosophy

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 […]

Our Core Philosophy

White Pine Charter School is grounded in the belief that all students are able to learn.  Our mission statement is simple, “Success for Every Student.” At WPCS, we celebrate when a student demonstrates growth, tries something that is new and challenging to the student, or is helping someone.  We also believe that failure can create a powerful teaching opportunity for students.  We encourage our students to enhance their own learning through self-discovery guided by teacher direction.

We strive to create a safe learning environment. We believe every child has the right to come to school without fear of taunting, teasing, or violence. To insure these ends are met, WPCS has instituted a Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports(PBIS) program.  We teach every student about what it means to be Willing, Positive, Connected and Significant. With the proper learning environment, where students are safe and secure, combined with a school community that cultivates a sense of belonging and children are held in high esteem, each student can progress towards self actualization. (Mcloud, 2018)

As soon as a student’s basic needs are met, WPCS is able to create the perfect setting for accelerated learning. Learning occurs when:

  • Students are able to construct meaning based on the materials presented in the class
  • Students see the connection between their learning and the real world
  • Students are actively engaged in purposeful tasks
  • Activities are integrated throughout the curriculum
  • Students may work individually and as members of a group
  • Students work side by side with community members to develop solutions and opinions on issues that may be presented to local policy makers
  • Students are expected and encouraged to be active learners
  • Students are supported with coaches, mentors, and advocates
  • All students have advanced learning opportunities
  • Students see themselves as part of the community and find ways to improve the community