The fastest-growing demographic in Idaho is Hispanic students: They made up 18% of K-12 enrollment in 2019-20, or about 56,000 students.
Given the academic disinterest and an uncertain future facing the alternative school demographic, “It’s a new way of delivering education,” said the coordinator.
Students learn Latin, wear uniforms and study the Indonesian music traditions of Gamelan. The school is drawing interest from communities across the state.
Superintendent Derek Bub talked about redrawing elementary school boundaries and rolling in modular classrooms during a recent board meeting.