Upper Carmen Public Charter School

Carmen, Idaho

Upper Carmen Public Charter School

SCHOOL TYPE:

Charter Public

LOCATION:

Carmen

GRADES SERVED:

K-10 in 2015-16; K-12 by 2017-18

ENROLLMENT:

96 in 2015-16; 125 by 2017-18

‘20 IN 10’ INVESTMENT:

$123,015 one year

‘20 IN 10’ IMPACT:

45 new seats

Founded in 2005 with the mission of developing each student to their greatest potential academically, socially and emotionally, successful Upper Carmen students emulate confidence, productivity and responsibility. Upper Carmen uses a blended, multi-age classroom model and a proprietary reading curriculum (designed by school leader Sue Smith and called BethTommy Read-to-Read) to achieve a high level of academic rigor and personalized learning. By design the school is “small enough so as not to lose what you have.” The Upper Carmen Charter School partners with the South Lemhi School District, supported by the ’20 in 10′ grant, on the BethTommy literacy program. Over three years, the Upper Carmen Charter School will use ‘20 in 10’ support to grow from a K-8 to a K-12 model, which adds 45 high school students to its enrollment.

Upper Carmen Public Charter School

SCHOOL TYPE: Charter Public

LOCATION: Carmen

GRADES SERVED: K-10 in 2015-16; K-12 by 2017-18

ENROLLMENT: 96 in 2015-16; 125 by 2017-18

‘20 IN 10’ INVESTMENT: $123,015 one year

‘20 IN 10’ IMPACT: 45 new seats

Founded in 2005 with the mission of developing each student to their greatest potential academically, socially and emotionally, successful Upper Carmen students emulate confidence, productivity and responsibility. Upper Carmen uses a blended, multi-age classroom model and a proprietary reading curriculum (designed by school leader Sue Smith and called BethTommy Read-to-Read) to achieve a high level of academic rigor and personalized learning. By design the school is “small enough so as not to lose what you have.” The Upper Carmen Charter School partners with the South Lemhi School District, supported by the ’20 in 10′ grant, on the BethTommy literacy program. Over three years, the Upper Carmen Charter School will use ‘20 in 10’ support to grow from a K-8 to a K-12 model, which adds 45 high school students to its enrollment.

Upper Carmen Charter School serves fewer than 10 students per grade so did not receive ISAT ratings for 2015-16. As a one-year grant recipient they did not participate in the Bluum ’20 in 10′ NWEA MAP Assessment.