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Hayden Canyon Charter Boundary Map

Hayden Canyon Charter (HCC) will begin classes in September of 2019. The Charter School Board is excited to bring the expeditionary learning model, developed by EL Education, to the youth of North Idaho.

Hayden Canyon Charter is prepared to meet the needs of a diverse student population. HCC is “designed to prepare youth – through hands-on learning, in critical thinking and character development – to blaze new trails and solve real world problems.” The curriculum, instruction, and assessment is designed around project-based themes and hands-on applied learning that encompasses all subject areas throughout the day. Students will explore this applied learning approach, aligned with the highest academic standards, through outdoor field experiences, artistic discovery, scientific investigation, maker-space and innovative process improvement. Applied learning experiences will incorporate design processes and peer collaboration.

About Hayden Canyon Charter: Hayden Canyon Charter (HCC) is a local educational non-profit whose mission is to achieve breakthroughs in academic excellence and character development by inspiring passion for inquiry and lifelong learning – utilizing hands-on discovery, real world application, collaboration and community; preparing each student for engagement in productive, thoughtful citizenship. HCC has a permanent site for the charter school near Government and Lancaster and is currently planning their 2019 opening.

Application process: Now accepting applications. Visit for the online and downloadable applications, or send a request to: PO Box 693, Hayden, ID 83835 for a paper application.

Application deadline: 5:00pm (Pacific Time) on March 11th, Applications must be received by March 11th deadline to be entered into the lottery process.

Lottery Date (if needed): March 13th. Notification of enrollment will be sent March 18th. The HCC board reserves the option to extend the enrollment period, or have a second chance lottery, if target enrollment is not met during the initial lottery process. All prospective students will be given the opportunity to enroll in the public charter school regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, social or economic status, or special needs.


The HCC building site will be near 13782 N Government Way, Hayden, ID. The primary attendance area for HCC as shown on the map (in Appendix I) will include portions of Lakeland SD 272 and CDA SD 271. It encompasses existing and proposed neighborhoods in the area. In the event that the primary site is not available in time for opening HCC, alternative sites and temporary facilities are being developed. Predevelopment meetings with the City of Hayden are scheduled concurrently with the submittal of this press release.


Starting at Boekel Road and Government Way, including Rookery Road, go east along the section line to Dodd Road and continue east including both sides of Dodd Road to Rimrock Road. Continue south to Lancaster Road, then west to Strahorn Rd, then south again to Lacey, then west to Highway 95, then north to Lancaster Road and then west to the center of section 1 (between Highway 41 and Greensferry) and then north to the BNSF right-of-way. Continue northeast to Highway 53, then east to Meyer Road, then south to the center of section 31 (between Highway 53 and Boekel Road), then east to Atlas road, then south to Boekel Road and then east to the point of beginning.