Is Elevate Academy Public Education?
Yes, Elevate Academy is a free, public charter school.
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What is your primary area of attendance?
What are your school hours?
Our school hours are 8:00am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday.
Do Elevate students graduate with a high school diploma?
What are our class sizes and student/teacher ratio?
For the 2020-2021 school year, we will have 44 students in the 6th grade class. The 7th and 8th grade classes will be 66 students. The 9th, 10th, 11th grade classes will have 78 students. Elevate Academy will eventually carry 462 students. We believe in small classroom settings and will teach a 17:1 student ratio.
How do you accommodate for Special Education?
We believe every student is a diverse learner and commit to meeting each child where they are at. We have a full-time director of Special Education, as well as a full-time Special Education Instructional Assistant. We look forward to partnering with families to learn how we can best support your child. Our philosophy is “child-first” and believe that our decisions and approach to special education should always have the best interest of the child at the core.
What options are there for transportation?
We offer free transportation within our attendance zone. For families living outside of our attendance zone, students may still take the bus if they can be transported to the nearest available bus stop. Students that have a car and are old enough to drive will be able to drive to school.
What is your meal program?
We commit to offering fresh, healthy meals and will address and accommodate any allergy concerns or needs.
How do you define At-Risk?
At-risk includes students that have potential that has not been tapped in a traditional education setting. Elevate Academy will follow the State of Idaho’s At-Risk criteria.
An at-risk youth is any secondary student grade sixth through twelve(6-12), who meets any three (3) of the following criteria, Subsections (a) through (f), or any one of criteria in Subsections (g) through (m).
a) Has repeated at least one grade.
b) Has absenteeism that is greater than ten percent during the preceding semester.
c) Has an overall grade point average that is less than 1.5 (4.0 scale) prior to enrolling in an alternative secondary program.
d) Has failed one or more academic subjects in the past year.
e) Is two or more semester credits per year behind the rate required to graduate or for grade promotion.
f) Has attended three (3) or more schools within the previous two (2) years, not including dual enrollment.
g) Has a documented or pattern of substance abuse behavior.
h) Is pregnant or a parent.
i) Is an emancipated or unaccompanied youth.
j) Is a previous dropout.
k) Has serious personal, emotional, or medical issue(s).
l) Has a court or agency referral.
m) Demonstrates behavior that is detrimental to their academic progress