Idaho Arts Charter School

Nampa, Idaho

Idaho Arts Charter School

SCHOOL TYPE:

Charter Public

LOCATION:

Nampa

GRADES SERVED:

K – 12th Grade

‘20 IN 10’ INVESTMENT:

$1,546,230 over four years

‘20 IN 10’ IMPACT:

582 new seats

“I couldn't be happier with the way my children are growing and learning through the arts. They are offered so many wonderful opportunities and experiences that I have never seen in any other school!”

- Lydia, IACS Parent

Idaho Arts Charter School (IACS) is Idaho’s premier K-12 public arts academy. Elementary school students take part in general arts education in music and dance, and complete three thematic units or “storylines” each year that fold art into social studies, science and reading instruction. Secondary students specialize more deeply in specific arts education (e.g., piano, percussion, electric orchestra, artistic dance) and have multiple opportunities to perform. Students may compete in their chosen art, ranging from performances at the school’s annual Fall Festival to state, regional, and national dance and  orchestra competitions. Utilizing ‘20 in 10’ support, Idaho Arts constructed a new 37,000 square foot elementary school with dedicated studios for dance, music and visual arts. The success of this model is illustrated in their SAT scores; 43% of IACS students meeting both math and reading college ready benchmarks on the test exceeded the state average by 11%, as compared with only 32% of students statewide meeting both benchmarks.

Idaho Arts Charter School

SCHOOL TYPE: Charter Public

LOCATION: Nampa

GRADES SERVED: K – 12th Grade

‘20 IN 10’ INVESTMENT: $1,546,230 over four years

‘20 IN 10’ IMPACT: 582 new seats

“I couldn't be happier with the way my children are growing and learning through the arts. They are offered so many wonderful opportunities and experiences that I have never seen in any other school!”

- Lydia, IACS Parent

Idaho Arts Charter School (IACS) is Idaho’s premier K-12 public arts academy. Elementary school students take part in general arts education in music and dance, and complete three thematic units or “storylines” each year that fold art into social studies, science and reading instruction. Secondary students specialize more deeply in specific arts education (e.g., piano, percussion, electric orchestra, artistic dance) and have multiple opportunities to perform. Students may compete in their chosen art, ranging from performances at the school’s annual Fall Festival to state, regional, and national dance and  orchestra competitions. Utilizing ‘20 in 10’ support, Idaho Arts constructed a new 37,000 square foot elementary school with dedicated studios for dance, music and visual arts. The success of this model is illustrated in their SAT scores; 43% of IACS students meeting both math and reading college ready benchmarks on the test exceeded the state average by 11%, as compared with only 32% of students statewide meeting both benchmarks.