Open Enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year begins February 1st and ends March 31st, 2016. If the number of applications submitted within the Open Enrollment period of time exceeds the number of seats available for any grade level, a random lottery (on April 15th) will be held in order to determine who is offered a seat at the school. Because it’s a random lottery, it makes no difference whether your application is submitted on the first day or the last day of Open Enrollment.
2016-2017 Lottery Application for New and Returning Students
Applications submitted for the 2015-16 school year will not be valid, roll over, or be processed in the 2016-17 lottery. A new application must be submitted during the Open Enrollment period in order to be considered for a 2016-17 seat.
REGULAR BOARD OF XAVIER CHARTER SCHOOL, INC.
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 6:00 pm
Xavier Charter School
1218 N. College Road West, Twin Falls, Idaho
Board Election Information
In June 2016, Xavier Charter School Board seat #3 will be open for election. We invite anyone interested in serving in the capacity of an elected Board Director to apply. Serving as a school board member is one of the most important and rewarding responsibilities a stakeholder can undertake. This is a great opportunity, working alongside fellow Board members, to help create goals which are in alignment with and will further the vision at Xavier. The future of Xavier is bright and it is an exciting time to be involved in the tremendous growth that is taking place.
The Board of Director's application process has been revised to include some critical elements that will enhance the applicant's understanding of Xavier's founding principles and to gain an understanding of the current issues that face the Board as an organization. All applicants should be familiar with these qualifications and attempt to meet the qualifications as closely as possible, as outlined in the attached policy #1220. The Board may use its discretion to nominate Board applicants as candidates, based on the applicant's complete qualifications.
The Board of Director applications will be accepted from February 15, 2016 through March 31, 2016 and elections will be held in May 2016. Any questions and all completed applications should be directed to Board Chair, Shawna May at email@example.com. Please see the attached Board of Director application and Board Policy 1220 that delineates Board candidate qualifications.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Director on the Xavier Charter School Board.
Policy 1220 - Board Candidate Qualifications
Xavier Charter Board Resolution Concerning Common Core and SBAC Assessments
WHEREAS, parents in Idaho were granted the ability to choose the education they felt was suitable and appropriate for their children, and that this was acknowledged by the state legislature as a right in the Idaho Charter Schools Act of 1998, specifically granting local control over these schools to include but not limited to “improvement of student learning, increased learning opportunities, with special emphasis on expanded learning experiences for students, including the use of different and innovative teaching methods, creating new professional opportunities for teachers, including the opportunity to be responsible for the learning program at the school site, and hold the schools established under this chapter accountable... Read More>>
Regarding Right to Receive Teacher Information
Federal law requires that each school district receiving Title 1 funds notify parents of each student attending any school receiving these funds that information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher(s) may be requested.
As a parent of a student attending a school receiving federal program funds, you have the right to know:
- Is my child’s teacher licensed to teach the grades and subject(s) assigned?
- Is my child’s teacher teaching with a provisional license, meaning the state has waived requirements for my child’s teacher?
- What is the college major of my child’s teacher?
- What degree or degrees does my child’s teacher hold?
- If there are instructional aides working with my child, what are their qualifications?
- If my child is or will be taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks this year by a teacher who is not highly qualified, will I be notified in a timely manner?
To request the state qualifications for your child’s teacher or instructional aide, please contact Gary Moon at (208) 734-3947. If you would like more information about this Xavier Charter Schools please feel free to call the front office at the same number and your call will be directed to the appropriate individual.
XAVIER RANKED IN TOP 3%
The state-wide SAT information released by the Idaho Department of Education shows Xavier Charter School’s mean composite score ranked last year’s juniors in the Top 3% in the state of Idaho. IDE requires Idaho high school juniors to participate annually in SAT School Day each April. XCS juniors placed 5th in the state, out-performing all other school districts in the Magic Valley as well as Blaine Co., Cassia Co., Minidoka Co., Boise City and Meridian.
The mean composite score for all three sections of the SAT for juniors at XCS was 1566, 197 points above the State average of 1369. Kimberly School District’s mean composite score was 1435. All other Magic Valley school districts fell below the state average. Nine schools in the state scored above the benchmark SAT score of 1550. Of the nine schools, seven are charters schools.
Xavier Charter School, a free public school, is still accepting students in grades 7th through 12th.
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School Hours 2015-2016
Tuesday - Friday