Island Park Charter School was founded in 2019 by Connie Day. With the help of the community and surrounding areas this lifelong dream for many residents was brought to fruition. Currently the school is offering education for Pre K through 3rd grade.
Our school has multi-grade classrooms. Students of different ages are in class together. Multi-grade classrooms allow students to work with others of similar abilities. Rather than working at a frustration level too fast or too slow students are able to work at an appropriate instructional level that is not dependent on age or grade. Research indicates that students learn more efficiently in classrooms where children of different ages are learning together. In multi-grade classrooms, students learn from each other. They overhear what others are being taught, which allows them to be introduced to higher concepts before they are expected to master them. Older students become role models for younger students. A strong sense of community is built in the classroom, and life-long relationships are nurtured. Students develop a sense of belonging, caring for each other, respect, and true friendships across grade levels. This will be especially important to our students as they transition to higher grades in Ashton.
Sit deep, stay long and enjoy!
Nestled at the southern edge of the Yellowstone Caldera, is the small, rural community of Ashton, Idaho. Known as the “World’s Largest Seed Producing Area”, Ashton has much more to offer both travelers and residents alike. Within easy driving distance to world-renowned attractions including Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Mesa Falls, and Henry’s Fork of the Snake River, Ashton welcomes nearly two million visitors each year as they travel through our area.
Resting at the junction of two Scenic Byways – Mesa Falls Scenic Byway and Teton Scenic Bywas – all roads leading in to and out of Ashton are avenues of majestic scenic beauty. The numerous mountains, lakes, rivers, meandering streams, lush forests and open meadows draw sightseers and sportsmen year round.
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