Alternative Schools

Public schools that offer the basic elementary or secondary curriculum plus creative electives in an informal instructional setting which features an approach to teaching and learning which emphasizes the students' right to make decisions and that views the teacher as a facilitator of learning rather than as a transmitter of knowledge.

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Blackfoot, ID

Blackfoot, ID 83221
Phone: 208-782-2796
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Organization Name: Blackfoot School District # 55
Address: Blackfoot, ID 83221
Phone: 208-782-2796
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Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Alternative school for State Hospital South residents
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Boise, ID

1846 N Dawn Pl
Boise, ID 83713
Phone: 208-375-4636
Address: 1846 N Dawn Pl
Boise, ID 83713
Phone: 208-375-4636
Fax: 208-375-0587
Eligibility: School 13-18 year olds.
Services Provided: Boise Girls Academy helps up to 20 teen girls, ages 13-17, who come with a variety of at-risk behaviors. Our desire is to help teen girls learn how to make better choices and also value themselves, their families, and others.

We are a therapeutic boarding school and licensed by the State of Idaho. Additionally, we are affliated with Pacific Northwest Adult and Teen Challenge centers. We are also accredited by Teen Challenge USA. Think of us as an "early intervention" - we want to help girls NOW before they become adults who have regret over bad decisions they made for years and years.

Our school is 15 months in length. Enrollment can take place at any time of the year.

We offer an on-line and interactive curriculum through Alpha Omega Academy. Alpha Omega Academy is accredited through AdvancED. Each girl has a specialized lcurriculum which includes both electives and core classes. We have certified teachers in the classroom to answer questions and make sure students are progressing in their work. It is a priority that our students are able to continue with their education.

We also offer counseling through our licensed on-staff counselor, a therapeutic curriculum, and group sessions. Parents are involved through regular phone calls, letter writing, and Parent Weekends (1 weekend - every other month). We have scheduled physical activity through membership to a local gym, free time, and special events monthly/quarterly/yearly. We also attend church off-campus twice weekly and have chapel services here on our campus.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Salvation Army, Cascade Division
Address: 1617 N 24th
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-854-6830
Fax: 208-854-6831
Eligibility: Young women age 13 to 20 who wish to continue their high school education. Contact for specific information. Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The Marian Pritchett School employees four full time teachers, 2 part time teachers, 1 part time academic counselor and 2 full time educational assistants. The school is a fully accredited secondary school of the Boise School District where pregnant and parenting teens can continue their high school education.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
6148 N. Discovery Way
Ste 120
Boise, ID 83713
Phone: 855-375-3116
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Organization Name: State Department of Education
Address: 6148 N. Discovery Way
Ste 120
Boise, ID 83713
Phone: 855-375-3116
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Eligibility: Idaho State resident. No minimum age requirement but must show 8th grade Mastery/Completion. Younger than 20 (Can complete current school year after turning 21)
Services Provided: At iSucceed, you will earn your high school diploma at your own speed, in your own setting, on a school-supplied laptop computer. One-on-one help is available whenever you need it. And the school is tuition-free for residents of Idaho.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Deary, ID

600 South Avenue
Deary, ID 83823
Phone: 208-672-1155
Address: 600 South Avenue
Deary, ID 83823
Phone: 208-672-1155
Eligibility: Contact for eligibility info.
Services Provided: Formerly Idaho Distance Education Academy, I-DEA (Alt)
An accredited, public, distance education academy; serving students in grades K-12. Contact Teachers work closely with parents and students that choose to educate in a home setting. I-DEA provides state approved curriculum; online resources and support at no cost to families.

Parent plays a primary role as a home educator; and works in partnership with a certified teacher in a distance education school mode.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 8/16/2019

Idaho Falls, ID

950 Environmental Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Phone: 208-542-2947
Organization Name: Bonneville County
Address: 950 Environmental Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Phone: 208-542-2947
Fax: 208-542-2970
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: 3-B provides Juvenile detention services for the surrounding counties including Bonneville, Bingham, and Butte Counties in Southeast Idaho. 3-B also contracts with outside counties to provide secure housing for juveniles ordered to be in detention.
3-B has a clinical staff that provides assessments for substance abuse and mental health diagnosis. Clinicians complete assessments/screenings. 3-B uses the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Second Version (MAYSI-2). The clinician provides information to juvenile probation officers, and works with parent/legal guardians to identify services in the community.
3-B collaborates with Juvenile Probation Officers, Judges, and community partners to help juvenile offenders develop competencies, protect victims of juvenile crime, and the public at large.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
3497 N Ammon Rd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Phone: 208-525-4400
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Organization Name: Bonneville Joint School District # 93
Address: 3497 N Ammon Rd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Phone: 208-525-4400
Fax: 208-525-0104
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Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Alternative School.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 4/30/2019

Lewiston, ID

140 Southport Ave
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: 208-799-3332
Organization Name: Juvenile Corrections, Dept. of
Address: 140 Southport Ave
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: 208-799-3332
Fax: 208-799-5086
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Facility
-Architecturally secure
-36-bed capacity
-On-site education, meals, recreation, clinical, and nursing services

Target Population
-Medium-high risk adjudicated male juvenile offenders
-Ages 13-18 years
-Statewide placements, with focus on juveniles from Idaho's 10 northern counties
-Juveniles with significant substance abuse issues

Populations Not Intended for Placement at This Facility
-Adjudicated sexual offenders
-Juveniles with severe mental health issues (Severe Emotional Disturbance)
-Female juvenile offenders
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 4/23/2019

Nampa, ID

5680 E Franklin #200
Nampa, ID 83687
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Organization Name: State Department of Education
Address: 5680 E Franklin #200
Nampa, ID 83687
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Services Provided: Online public school for students in grades 6-12, supporting education needs for students when traditional options do not work.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Pocatello, ID

955 W Alameda Rd
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: 208-237-2233
Address: 955 W Alameda Rd
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: 208-237-2233
Eligibility: Pregnant or Parenting, 12 - 21 years of age.
Services Provided: Alternative high school for pregnant and parenting teens with all classes required for graduation available. Students are required to take two parenting classes. Students are also required to participate in a child care lab each semester. Services available to persons living anywhere in Southeast Idaho. School accepts only the primary care giver.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 3/15/2019

Rupert, ID

Organization Name: Idaho Youth Ranch
Address: 506 E St
Rupert, ID 83350
Phone: 208-532-4117
Fax: 208-532-4532
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Contact the Ranch (208-532-4117) or go to www.youthranch.org for more details about the Rupert Program.

A residential therapeutic facility for children 8 to 18. The Ranch accepts youth from private families base on family's ability to pay. Length of stay is approximately 10 - 12 months. Program components include:
** Individual and group counseling
**Substance abuse education and counseling,
**Life Skills
**Anger Management
**Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT)
**Structured recreation
**Volunteer Opportunities.

On campus Alternate school operated by the Minidoka School District.
**grades 5-12
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
718 H St
Rupert, ID 83350
Phone: 208-436-7199
Organization Name: Minidoka County
Address: 718 H St
Rupert, ID 83350
Phone: 208-436-7199
Fax: 208-436-9190
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Detention Center: The purpose of the Mini-Cassia Juvenile Detention Center is to provide both counties with a secure facility to place juvenile offenders who are deemed to be a risk to the safety of their respective communities, to assure juvenile offenders appear for scheduled court hearings, and to provide the juvenile court with a short term, alternative sentencing option.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 11/27/2018

Twin Falls, ID