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New STEM charter school set to open

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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2012 1:10 pm

The region’s third brick-and-mortar charter school is preparing to open its doors to students this fall.

North Idaho STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Community Charter, a free public kindergarten- to eighth-grade charter school in Rathdrum, is ready to go, with 264 students enrolled, according to documents included in the Idaho Public School Charter Commission’s July 24 meeting materials.

Discussion at the meeting focused on observations Charter Commission staff members gleaned when they met with the school’s founders.The meeting notes say they found a strong board, engaged parents and a qualified staff in place.

Board members include: Dan Tesulov, chair; Darrell Richardson, vice-chair; Lorna Finman, Cathy Richardson and Scott Thomson.

STEM charter’s curriculum includes daily projects in science, technology, engineering and math.

Enrollment is full at each grade level, with 222 students on waiting lists.

The school is located on Meyer Road, behind Super 1 Foods in Rathdrum.

Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy and Kootenai Bridge Academy are the two existing public charters in the region.

Take a peek at the "pre-opening" update documents below.

TAB 08 NI STEM Pre-Opening Update

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