Additional news



NWPE recognizes our very own Beth Brubaker and Invent Idaho:  Beth Brubaker Inspires Innovation

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Falcons visit STEM


Mr. Scott Dinger, falcon trainer, shared his knowledge with North Idaho STEM Charter Academy students because one student, Declan Dooley, is researching falcons for his Advanced Learning Project through our Schoolwide Enrichment Model.

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Star-Spangled Banner came to life at North Idaho STEM Charter Academy for 5th & 6th graders.  We were one of 6 schools across the nation to participate in this interactive live event.  Complete article at Cd'A Press:  Star-Spangled Lessons 



Congratulations Mr. Johnson!

Idaho State Historical Society Outstanding Teacher Award in recognition of his valuable contribution assisting students in their quest of historical knowledge during National History Day 2014



STEM Charter Academy mentioned in National education publication:

Education Week - Rural Charter Schools Face Special Challenges




Fun at STEM Club with a 3D printer




Cd'A Press:  Common Core construction


Zach Hargrave and Jensen Elliott

RATHDRUM - North Idaho STEM Charter Academy teachers are featured in a national video promoting the use of LEGO to spark creativity and engage students in the classroom.

Only one other school in America was chosen to produce a video showing how teachers and students use LEGO Education's StoryStarter in the classroom. Teachers from North Idaho STEM are using StoryStarter in all subject areas, from language arts to math and science.

Complete article at Cd' Press:  Common Core construction

Lego video is on our website under Parents/Lego Education in Primary




STEM Charter Academy goes K-12
In answer to your repeated requests and overwhelming support of this school, we have been working for months with the State Department of Education and the Idaho Public Charter Commission on expanding STEM Charter to high school.  We were approved this morning by the Idaho Public Charter Commission to move forward. 

We will begin with 9th grade next year and add a grade level each year through 12thgrade.  We will hold a meeting in late January or early February to provide specific details of our high school program.   This is a very exciting day for the students of North Idaho!!!!  Again, thank you for your support and your wonderful children!


Lisa Young wins NWPE Grant



Congratulations to Lisa Young for being awarded a Classroom Grant in the amount of ­­$500 by Northwest Professional Educators. This grant opportunity is open to teachers all through the Northwest, and Lisa was one of the highest applicants for both a grant and a scholarship!   Thank you Lisa for taking the extra time and dedication to write this grant and provide more opportunities for your students. 

North Idaho STEM places third in national competition

A team of North Idaho STEM Charter Academy students placed third this week in a national competition which requires 5th through 8th grade students to remotely program small satellites on the International Space Station.  Complete article at KXLY:

Additional news at Coeur d'Alene Press:

Colleen Thomson wins NWPE grant

Congratulations to Mrs. Colleen Thomson, Director of Instruction at North Idaho STEM Charter Academy, and the school team of 4th, 5th, and 6th grade teachers, who have been awarded a $250 classroom grant from Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE).  The grant will be used to take 4th, 5th & 6th grade students to compete in the Idaho Tech: NASA Space Consortium Mars Rover Competition at the University of Idaho on April 26th.  

Full article at NWPE blog

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Tana Loibl, Darlene Frates, Colleen Thomson and Beth Brubaker.


David Moon - GIANTS Award

We would like to congratulate David Moon, our 5th - 8th grade math and science teacher, who has just received the Governor´s Industry Award for Notable Teaching in STEM Award (GIANTS) which recognizes the best science teachers in the state. Mr. Moon was presented the award for the best middle school science teacher in the state of Idaho.  We are obviously very happy for Mr. Moon for this much deserved award and very proud to have him as part of our team here at STEM.

More information at CD'A Press Straight to the Moon and Spokesman-Review