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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some questions we commonly receive. Please contact us if you need more information, thanks!

Please call to report your student’s absence (208) 985-2550.

You can also email your student’s absence to

Yes, Elevate Academy Nampa is a free, public charter school.

The School’s primary attendance area shall be used for the purposes of determining applicability of this enrollment preference category. The School’s primary attendance areas is as follows:

  • The Northern Border is Karcher Road/Interstate 84
  • The Southern Border is Locust Ave.
  • The Eastern Border is Happy Valley Road
  • The Western Border is Midway Avenue

We will begin school on Monday, August 29, 2023. Here is the School Calendar.

We do have a standard dress code policy where appropriate clothing must be worn, see the Handbook.

We DO NOT have a uniform that is required. We require closed toe shoes due to working in shops and machinery.

Yes! Not only do students graduate with a high school diploma (not an alternate diploma) they will graduate with multiple certifications that will be paid for with their state allotted funds (Advanced Opportunities Funds).

For the 2023-24 school year, we will have on average 70 students per grade level. A student ratio of 20 students per teacher.

We believe every student is a diverse learner and we commit to meeting each child where they are at. We will 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.

If you have questions about your student’s IEP please reach out to our Special Education Director, Julie Hall Quiroz –

We offer free transportation within our primary attendance zone. For families living outside of our primary 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.

Bus and routing information will be provided to families a week before school starts.

If you have any questions reach out to our Bussing Director, Logan Fitzen –

We will offer free meals for the month of September. After September we will ask families to fill out a Free & Reduced Lunch form and will contact families for what they qualify for.

We commit to offering fresh, healthy meals for both breakfast and lunch and will address and accommodate any allergy concerns or needs.

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.

Student Qualifications:

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