What does it mean to have your child in alternative school? It means that you are finding a more ideal learning environment for them to succeed in. Alternative schools were initially created for “troubled” students whose behavior prevented them from attending traditional school. Today, alternative students exist for a variety of reasons. They may experience social, emotional and/or learning differences, need additional support and guidance, are looking to work at a faster pace, or perhaps have life circumstances that challenge their current educational setting. Regardless of the reason, the staff at KBA focuses on the individual student to develop an educational roadmap that meets their needs.


How can you continue to support your child? Keep in touch! Regular contact with your child’s teacher, and monitoring of their progress, results in more productivity from the student. An observer account can be created upon request if you would like to see what your student is doing on a daily basis. 


Call: 208.930.4515




Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records 2013 /14

In compliance with school board policy, Kootenai Bridge Academy hereby gives notice that special education records are no longer needed to provide educational services to individuals with disabilities who exited from special education services during the years 2013 and 2014. The district will destroy these special education records by shredding them after July 31st, 2021. Destruction of these records is the best protection against improper and unauthorized disclosure.


Please be aware that if you have special education records on file with the school district, these records may be needed for Social Security benefits or for other purposes in the future. If you would like to review your student file or keep the file for your own records, please make arrangements to pick up your student file on or before July 31st, 2021. Letters have also been mailed to the affected families at the last address on file.


For further information, please contact Kootenai Bridge Academy at 208-930-4515 and ask for the registrar or the special education coordinator. 


In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended in 1997, Kootenai Bridge Academy District 470, hereby gives notice to all parents, legal guardians, and students eighteen years of age attending Kootenai Bridge Academy that the following information is being categorized as directory information: the students name, address, telephone listing, graduation year (grade level),  participation in officially recognized activities such as sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams; and, degrees and awards received.

Directory information may be published and released by theDistrict without prior consent of the legal guardian or student 18 years of age or older, unless the parent, legal guardian or student 18 years of age or older notifies the District that the above mentioned directory information should not be released without prior written consent of the parents, legal guardian or student 18 years of age or older. Such notification should be in writing and addressed to Charles Kenna - Principal 637 N Park Drive, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Pursuant to Idaho Code 92-318, notice is hereby given that the Title IX Officer for the Kootenai Bridge Academy is Heather Olsen. Inquiries, complaints and information regarding Title IX should be directed to the Title IX Officer at 637 N Park Drive, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814. 

Title IX training provided by Title IX Solutions, LLC


• Comprehensive Title IX Course

• Title IX Advisor Course

• Title IX Investigator Training

View KBA Title IX Policy and/or file a Title IX Report