PreK - 8th Grade Students
Invest in your child’s future
Did you know
St. Paul’s School
• Low Student/Teacher ratios • Before & After School Child Care • PreK thru 8th Grade Education • Consistent Higher Standardized Test Scores
Local school districts operate
PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
(ages 3-5) with developmental delays in speech,
language, pre-academic, motor and social/emotional skills.
CALDWELL – MELBA – MIDDLETON – NAMPA – VALLIVUEHOMEDALE – MARSING – NOTUS – PARMA – WILDER (COSSA)
If you are concerned about a pre-school age child (3-5 years old) and would like him/herscreened for delays free of charge, please call and schedule an appointment at one of theschools listed below. This service is available to ALL resident pre-school age children,including those who attend private schools. The screening takes about 45 minutes tocomplete and includes a brief review of the results with parents. Child should be 3 yearsof age before screening date. Screening dates are for the 2010-11 school year.
CALDWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Pre-school screenings by appointment only will be held at Wilson Elementary School, 400E Linden, Caldwell, (208) 455-3313.Contact person: Before Aug. 23, Maria Carrillo or Sylvia Garcia (208) 455-3300and after Aug. 23 call Divina Lopez (208) 455-3313.
Screening dates: August 24-26, October 15, 2010; January 21 and February 25, 2011
MELBA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Pre-school screenings by appointment only will be held at Melba Elementary School,520 Broadway, Melba, 208-495-2508.Contact person: Before Aug. 17, call Candice Hoagland 208 495-2508,after August 17, call Krystina Kennedy 208 495-2508.
MIDDLETON SCHOOL DISTRICT
Preschool screening dates by appointment only will be held at Purple Sage Elementary,25709 Elpaso Road, Caldwell:
Screening dates: August 17, October 15, 2010 and February 4, 2011To schedule an appointment contact Carol Wells at (208) 455-1148
NAMPA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Screenings will be held at Parkview E.C.S.E., located at Lake Ridge Elementary615 Burk Lane, Nampa (208) 498-0560Form more information contact Leti Salazar at (208) 498-0560Screening dates: August 10-11; September 10; October 1, 2010; January 14,February 11, 2011
VALLIVUE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Screenings by appointment only; to sign up or for more informationcontact Nina Merrick at the Vallivue School District office, (208) 454-0445Screening dates: September 8 and 22; October 27; November 10, 2010;February 2 and 23, 2011
HOMEDALE – MARSING – NOTUS – PARMA – WILDER SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Screening dates: August 27; October 8, 2010 and February 11, 2011 at Wilder HeadStart from 9 am – 12 pmFor more information and to schedule appointments contact:Debbie Delaney, COSSA Pre-School Teacher, (208) 482-7874
Idaho colleges and universities:
North Idaho College
Location: Coeur d’AleneEnrollment: 5,659Public collegeNIC oers associate degrees in variouscollege transer programs and technicalcertifcates in its proessional-technicalprograms.
University of Idaho
Location: Moscow Enrollment: 11,957Public university U o I oers more than 130 degree op-tions in 10 colleges; campuses in Boise,Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls; and a pres-ence through extension centers in 42 o 44counties in the state.
Lewis-Clark State College
Location: LewistonEnrollment: 4,200Public collegeThis undergraduate college oers in-struction in the liberal arts and sciencesand in proessional and applied technicalprograms.
Boise State University
Location: BoiseEnrollment: 18,936Public university Undergraduate, graduate and technicalprograms available in more than 170 feldso interest. Largest university in Idaho.
Northwest Nazarene University
Location: NampaEnrollment: 1,934Private university Christian university — one o eightU.S. liberal arts colleges afliated with theChurch o the Nazarene. NNU oers morethan 60 areas o study and 18 master’s de-grees.
College of Western Idaho
Location: NampaEnrollment: 4,808Public community collegeCWI opened in January 2009 and part-nered with the College o Southern Idahoto oer accredited courses. The collegehas grown rapidly, and added a proession-al technical program last summer.
The College of Idaho
Location: CaldwellEnrollment: 1,000Private liberal arts collegeThe C o I oers 26 majors, as well asseveral cooperative and pre-proessionalprograms in engineering, law and health-related proessions and master’s degreeprograms in teaching.
Treasure Valley Community College
Location: CaldwellEnrollment: 620Public community college A transerable two-year liberal arts andsciences curriculum, a comprehensive con-tinuing education program and general ed-ucation opportunities or personal growth. A new campus in downtown Caldwell isslated or completion in time to open or all classes.
Location: RexburgEnrollment: 13,119Private university BYU-Idaho oers a variety o associateand bachelor’s degrees. Guided by its a-fliation with The Church o Jesus Christo Latter-day Saints, BYU-Idaho seeks todevelop students who are aithul disciplesand capable leaders.
Idaho State University
Location: PocatelloEnrollment: 15,553Public university Undergraduate, graduate and technicalprograms available in more than 280 pro-grams. Much to oer in the areas o health proessions and medical education.
College of Southern Idaho
Location: Twin FallsEnrollment: 8,516Public community collegeThe two-year college serves an addition-al 572 students with non-credit enrichmentcourses. Courses are also oered through three o-campus centers in Hailey, Burley and Gooding.
By Tabitha Simenc
OWL Charter Academy
– CrossroadsCommunity Church, 4170 E. Amity Ave.,Nampa, 461-1279.OCA oers another education optionor parents with children who struggle tolearn.“The school really was born out o agroup o parents who really wanted spe-cifc help or their children with learningdisabilities,” Head o School Tony Ry said.OWL Charter Academy will begin theschool year on Aug. 30 with the maximumallowed 180 students and waiting lists or every grade. Students in Kindergartenthrough fth grade will start this year andthe school will continue to add a grade or the next three years.Ry said the school will teach with amodel called Project CHILD, ChangingHow Instruction or Learning is Delivered.
Teachers will be specialists in a sub- ject area and work in cluster teams. Each group o teachers will work with the samechildren or three years.
Socratic questioning will be used asan instructional tool; teachers will ask stu-dents questions to promote critical think-ing.
Methodology rom the National Insti-tute or Learning Development will be in-corporated to help students with learningdisabilities become independent learnersin the class room.The school is chartered by the NampaSchool District, rather than the state likemost other charter schools.For the frst year the school has leasedspace rom Crossroads Community Church,and plan to purchase permanent property or the school by next year. Additional details can be ound on theschool website, owlcharter.org.
Another Choice Virtual Charter School
– 207 W. Georgia Ave., Suite 160,Nampa, (208) 249-1597Students who search or a personalizededucation can look to Another Choice Vir-tual Charter School, set to open Aug. 23.“Our ocus is on learning dierences,”Laura Sandidge, chairman o the schoolboard, said. “Not just kids who may qualiy or special education but also kids whomight require a gited and talented pro-gram.”The Kindergarten through 12th gradeschool is a virtual school where a variety o dierent curriculums allow teachers topersonalize their approach to each child.“We design a program based on the in-dividual needs o the child,” Sandidge said.“Some kids need a dierent approach tobe successul … We’re a little unique anda little dierent.”Students can use computers providedby the school or computer labs to study.Social opportunities and vocational devel-opment programs will help students to stay connected with their peers.“Our goal is to not be a home school, weare actually a public school with teachersproviding the education service.” Sandidgesaid.The school currently has 150 studentsenrolled, with space or up to 230.“We do have some openings and we would love to have more students,” Sand-idge said.Parents and students can fnd more in-ormation at anotherchoicecharter.org.
New charter schools open in Nampa
Back to School