Gem Innovation Schools

Gem Innovation Schools

SCHOOL TYPE:

Charter Management Organization

LOCATION:

Pocatello, Nampa, Meridian, and Statewide Virtual

GRADES SERVED:

I-DEA K-12, Gem K-4 in 2016-17,
K-12 by 2022-23

‘20 IN 10’ INVESTMENT:

$4,601,500 over five years

‘20 IN 10’ IMPACT:

478 new seats

“This school has been amazing for my boys.
All the teachers truly care about every student
succeeding and individualize their learning. I
have one child who gets to be challenged while
the other who struggles is supported. Love this
school.”

- Nicole, Gem Prep Parent

Gem Innovation Schools is Idaho’s first home-grown charter management organization. Founded in 2004 as the Idaho Distance Education Academy
(I-DEA), a K-12 online school, Gem Innovation launched its first brick-and-mortar school, Gem Prep: Pocatello in 2014. Gem Prep: Nampa launched in 2016, and Gem Prep: Meridian will begin serving students in Fall 2018. Gem’s brick-and-mortar schools follow a unique blended learning model; a ‘station rotation’ format, in which students move through three different stations during a 90-minute block. Each station uses a different learning method; computer-adaptive software, direct instruction from the teacher, and the third station varies from day-to-day. It can include independent work, additional small group work, or extra tutoring.

Gem Innovation Schools

SCHOOL TYPE: Charter Management Organization

LOCATION: Pocatello, Nampa, Meridian, and Statewide Virtual

GRADES SERVED: I-DEA K-12, Gem K-4 in 2016-17,
K-12 by 2022-23

‘20 IN 10’ INVESTMENT: $4,601,500 over five years

‘20 IN 10’ IMPACT: 478 new seats

“This school has been amazing for my boys.
All the teachers truly care about every student
succeeding and individualize their learning. I
have one child who gets to be challenged while
the other who struggles is supported. Love this
school.”

- Nicole, Gem Prep Parent

Gem Innovation Schools is Idaho’s first home-grown charter management organization. Founded in 2004 as the Idaho Distance Education Academy (I-DEA), a K-12 online school, Gem Innovation launched its first brick-and-mortar school, Gem Prep: Pocatello in 2014. Gem Prep: Nampa launched in 2016, and Gem Prep: Meridian will begin serving students in Fall 2018. Gem’s brick-and-mortar schools follow a unique blended learning model; a ‘station rotation’ format, in which students move through three different stations during a 90-minute block. Each station uses a different learning method; computer-adaptive software, direct instruction from the teacher, and the third station varies from day-to-day. It can include independent work, additional small group work, or extra tutoring.