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Rathdrum, ID: On Tuesday, September 12th, the Board of Directors for Hayden Canyon Charter (HCC) received authorization from the Lakeland School District Board of Trustees to open a new charter school in the fall of 2018.  The Lakeland Board unanimously passed a resolution to allow HCC’s school, an Expeditionary School of the Arts and Sciences, to begin classes in September of next year.  The District and Charter Boards are looking forward to a collaborative and highly productive relationship that will benefit the many students of this area as well as all of North Idaho.  Lakeland School Board Chairman, Larry Brown stated, “We are pleased that both Boards are united in moving forward with a shared vision.”

Aligned with the proven expeditionary learning model developed by EL Education, Hayden Canyon Charter is prepared to meet the needs of a diverse student population. President of HCC’s Founding Board, Vern Newby, related that 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 encompass 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 nonprofit 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 2018 opening.

Application process: Now accepting applications. You can access the online application via this site, or send a request to: 12022 N Forest Rd, Hayden Lake, ID 83835-9480 for a paper application.
Application deadline: March 5th, Applications must be received by March 5th deadline. Lottery Date (if needed): March 7th

The HCC building site will be near 13782 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID. The primary attendance area for HCC as shown on the map will include portions of Lakeland SD 272 and CDA SD 271. It encompasses existing and proposed neighborhoods in this 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 petition.
Hayden Canyon Charter Attendance Zone
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 and then west to Strahorn and then South to Lacey and then west to Highway 95 and then north to Lancaster Road and then west to the center of section 1 (between Lancaster 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 sout to Boekel Road and then east to the point of beginning.