White Pine Charter School is the largest and oldest charter school in Eastern Idaho. It was founded in 2001 and serves more than 600 students from kindergarten to 11th grade.
Our Demographics: Success For Every Student
Top of the Class
Many White Pine students who graduate from our school are typically one to two years ahead in Math and Language Arts. Here is a sampling of academic achievements last year from the Idaho Standardized Achievement Test (ISAT):
Student performance is regularly monitored every couple of weeks, and specific areas of improvement are quickly disseminated to teachers so they can formulate instructional strategies that address deficiencies. This information is also passed along to students and parents so they become active participants in the education process. The Administration and the Board oversee the process and monitor student growth on a monthly basis.
A Solid Academic Foundation
White Pine Charter Schools use Core knowledge theory - knowledge-based schooling. We offer specialized classes, which include:
Middle school students have a required STEM course as part of the core curriculum. This allows hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering and math, and our students learn how to think outside of the box.
They build the following:
The STEM experience extends into computer programming with a Dedicated MAC lab and 1:1 computing in the middle school. As a result, our students become fluent with MACs, Google Chromebooks and PCs. Although we are not yet 1:1 in our elementary school, we are close to making that happen.
Another hands-on educational opportunity comes to middle school students in our social studies curriculum. Our students are taught the art of debate through mock U.S. Senate and United Nations assemblies, allowing students to roleplay, present resolutions, learn about current events and hold lively debate on the floor.
White Pine Charter School students have access to exciting before- and after-school activities to enrich the academic experience. The following clubs are available either before or after school (this is not the complete list):