School Board Election
We would like to invite each of you to vote in the election for school board seat #3 that will be opening in June. You may place your vote at the following Spring Showcases:
5/23 – 1st & 2nd Grade Showcase at Xavier Charter School, 5:30 p.m.
5/24 – 3rd & 4th Grade Showcase at Xavier Charter School, 5:30 p.m.
5/25 – 5th & 6th Grade Showcase at Xavier Charter School, 5:30 p.m.
5/26 – 7th-12th Spring Showcase at CSI (Fine Arts Auditorium), 6:30 p.m.
If you are unable to attend one of the Spring Showcases, you may vote by absentee ballot at the school office between Monday, May 16th and Friday, May 20 during normal office hours.
A stakeholder is defined by our bylaws as: a parent of a child attending the school; staff members or employees of Xavier Charter School; Xavier Charter School board members and founders of the Charter School that signed the charter petition.
John Kapeleris has been specially appointed to the Board twice in the last two years. During that time John spearheaded the effort to get the City to put a bike lane and lane markings on North College Rd. making it more safe for all who enter the neighborhood. John has worked with state leaders to improve education and charter laws. John was a member of the Board when they voted to purchase the school property. John has worked for better pay of teachers and staff. A true classicist, John has worked with the Administration to bring the Rhetoric School in line with Classical principles. John and Susie Kapeleris currently have five children enrolled at Xavier and understand the importance of a bright future for Xavier.
Trisha has lived in the Magic Valley since May of 2011 when her family moved here from upstate New York. She teaches 5th grade at Summit Elementary School in Jerome, ID after spending 4 years at Kimberly Elementary, 2 years as a reading specialist for 2nd and 3 rd grades and 2 years as a 5th grade teacher. Trisha has a passion for teaching children and making their educational experience fun and exciting. After taking 7 years off to raise her children, she went back to school to finish her bachelor’s degree in the fall of 2008 after moving to upstate NY. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2010. In 2011, she began attending the University of Phoenix and graduated summa cum laude with a master’s degree in Elementary Education in 2013.
Trisha is the mother of 3 boys who attend Xavier Charter School. Her oldest two sons, both freshmen, have attended since their 5th grade year in 2011. Her youngest, a 7th grader, started as a 4th grader in 2012. Since being accepted to Xavier, Trisha has been able to watch her children flourish and grow into exceptional artists, thanks to the guidance of Mr. Hansen and Mr. Hicks. They are also becoming budding thespians and vocal musicians. Her youngest son joined the Ferrous Phoenix team this past year as a founding member and has had such a great experience, he has convinced his older brothers to join next year.
Trisha has lived in 5 states, including Idaho, and has been involved in the educational systems in 4 of those 5 states, either as a student herself or as a parent. She feels that this diverse background can be an advantage for the Xavier board because she may be able to bring ideas from other school districts to Xavier that other board members may not have. Xavier has given her children a place to thrive and grow. Having children on the Autism spectrum that have been allowed to be who they are and have been accepted for who they are has made Trisha decide that she wants to get more involved with Xavier so that other students like her sons can have a place to be accepted as they are, too.
2016-2017 School Calendar
The first day of school for the 2016-2017 school year will be September 6, 2016.
The full school calendar can be found here.
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