Welcome to the first official blog post for Treasure Valley Classical Academy–we have lots of exciting news to share with you!
First, it is my pleasure to announce that the Idaho Public Charter School Commission has officially approved Treasure Valley Classical Academy’s charter petition to become a tuition-free K-12 public charter school. TVCA will open its doors to K-6 students in August 2019 and plans to add a grade each year to become a K-12 school. The school will offer a classical education devoted to teaching young Americans a rich curriculum in the humanities, arts, mathematics, and sciences, and will actively foster a school culture based on the principles of moral character and civic virtue.
The approval represents years of dedicated effort by TVCA’s board of trustees. TVCA will be a member of the Hillsdale College Barney Charter School Initiative. Hillsdale College will assist TVCA in creating and implementing its academic program and providing the curriculum design and teacher training. Additionally, TVCA has garnered the support of a consortium of partners that are invested in the school’s launch and future success, including the nonprofit charter support organizations Bluum and Building Hope, and the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation.
In the coming weeks and months, we will start to go public with our marketing campaign. This will include a press release, on-campus information sessions, off-campus outreach events, and newspaper and billboard advertising.
Speaking of our campus, we are excited to announce that the school will be located in the Old School building at 500 SW 3rd St, Fruitland, ID 83619. The building, which has a storied presence on Fruitland’s main street, will undergo an extensive $4.2M renovation between now and the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. It was preserved over the years through community support and a local non-profit foundation. It will now once again open its doors to students, symbolizing a historical connection to the community’s past and a renaissance in traditional American education.
Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 23, when we will host our first official information session. These sessions are designed to provide more detailed information about the school’s philosophy, culture, and academic program, with ample time provided for Q&A. Please help us get the word out to other families that might be interested in this traditional American educational opportunity!
Our aim is to send out updates from time to time to keep you fully informed of the happenings as we prepare to open our school in August of 2019. If you are not signed up to receive our newsletter, click here to sign up.
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