Who We Are
Kootenai Bridge Academy was approved by the State Charter Commission and the State Board of Education in October 2008. It was built on a foundation of dedicated educators seeking to bridge the gap that exists between the traditional education system and student success.
Our approach to student progress is based on the idea that nothing in education matters if the needs of the individual student are not being met. Our small size and unique approach to learning allow us to focus on these needs and assist our students in their quest for progress.
We understand that not all students thrive in a traditional school setting, and for various reasons. Our goal is to recognize individual student barriers and assist in overcoming them.
Our Staff teaches with Firmness, Fairness and Love.
Our online curriculum delivery gives students flexibility in the pace at which they work, as well as the location and time they do their schooling. Students are loaded 2-3 courses at a time; however, if they choose to work on just one class at a time they can. Each course consists of a series of lesson quizzes, chapter posttests, and a final review test. Once the student passes the final review test with an 80% or above, they receive credit for that course and are given a new one.
Elective credits are earned by completing independent study projects. A list of these options can be obtained at the school or downloaded here. In addition to these electives, work credits can be earned by students providing paystubs to their teacher: every 150 hours equals an elective credit. We encourage students to pursue electives that help them grow socially and emotionally, as well as academically. If a student has an interest in an area not covered in the given electives, they can speak with a staff member about alternate opportunities.
How We Work
Students are responsible for completing 5 graded lessons a day, Monday through Thursday. Failure to complete 5 will result in an absence being recorded for that day. Absences can be made up by doing extra lessons, every extra 5 lessons equals a day present.
Students are allowed 6 absences in each 9 week quarter. If they go over 6 absences, their account will be deactivated and they will be required to complete an elective credit or wait until the next quarter to be reactivated.
Our attendance policy is created with student progress in mind. If policy is followed, students should be earning a credit every