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

High School Expansion

Positive Impact

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The STEM Academy will build on the solid foundation that the k-6 Core Knowledge delivers. The goal is to integrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics into every subject in grades 7-12, incorporating mastery- and project-based learning to empower and engage students in directing their own education.  The goal of the STEM Academy is to increase students’ interest in science, engineering, and math through technology, and to prepare them for success in the 21st Century workforce.

The STEM Academy expects the following for students in grades 7-12:

  1. All students in grades 9-12 will complete a course in career exploration, including a career internship in a STEM-related field, before graduation;
  2. Graduating juniors or seniors will prepare to apply to a continuing education program after graduation (i.e., college, vocational/technical school);
  3. 80% of all students in grades 7-8 will complete at least one Advanced Opportunity available to middle school students (e.g., an overload, online, or high school level course);
  4. 100% of all students in grades 9-12 will attempt at least one Advanced Opportunity, and 90% will successfully complete at least one Advanced Opportunity available to high school students, including but not limited to
  5. Successfully completing at least one Dual Credit or Concurrent Enrollment course to earn college credit while in high school;
  6. Passing at least one Advanced Placement exam with a score of three or higher before graduation;
  7. Completing at least one career-technical or professional certification for potential employment after high school or helpful to career advancement;
  8. Taking overload or online courses to graduate early to enroll in early college opportunities; or
  9. Participating in directed, scholarly research and writing and/or publishing a scholarly work in an academic journal concerning a STEM topic.

The STEM Academy will help students apply what they learn and develop key cognitive skills through the integration of core academic subjects with project-based learning (PBL).   Teachers will lead inquiry-based explorations, where student learning will be driven by a guiding question in a real-world application of knowledge.  Students will work individually and in groups on projects that demonstrate knowledge, innovation, creativity, communication skills, collaboration, and problem-solving ability.  Some projects will be created and/or curated by teachers, some will be conceived by the students themselves, and many will come from STEM community partnerships and local industries and community leaders, giving students an opportunity to learn by solving real world problems.