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Anser Charter School in Idaho
Junior High Back to School Night

Junior High Families! Mark your calendars for Thursday September 8th at 6:30pm. Join your junior high teachers in the gym to learn more about Fall Adventure, meet our new junior high teachers, and hear about the amazing learning opportunities your students will have this year

Elementary Back to School Night
Elementary Back to School Night

Elementary Families mark your calendar for Thursday September 15th at 6:30pm. Come to the gym for a general presentation and then do rotations through your children’s classrooms to learn about plans for adventure, meet our new teachers and learn about the engaging learning your students will be doing this school year.

Primacy of Self Discovery CBC Session
Primacy of Self Discovery CBC Session

Design Principle #1: The Primacy of Self-Discovery Learning happens best with emotion, challenge and the requisite support. People discover their abilities, values, “grand passions,” and responsibilities in situations that offer adventure and the unexpected. They must have tasks that require perseverance, fitness, craftsmanship, imagination, self-discipline and significant achievement. A primary job of the educator is […]

Lunch at Anser is Special!
Lunch at Anser is Special!

You may have heard about the new nutrition standards required by the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). These standards provide for more fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and a reduction in added sugars and salt. But did you know Anser lunches exceed the nutrition standards set the NSLP? Our meals are prepared in house […]

CTA Architects Architecture Module For Electives
CTA Architects Architecture Module For Electives

Multi-disciplinary CTA team helps teach Boise’s Anser students about design, sustainability By Travis Estvold In March, CTA participated in a four-week architectural elective program with sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at Anser Charter School in Boise, ID, in which students were challenged to design their dream homes using sustainable practices. CTA team members met once […]

EL Education - Excellence in Student Work
EL Education: Excellence in Student Work

Ron Berger, Chief Academic Officer at EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) demonstrates the transformational power of models, critique, and descriptive feedback to improve student work. Here he tells the story of Austin’s Butterfly. 1st grade students at ANSER Charter School in Boise, ID, helped Austin take a scientific illustration of a butterfly through multiple drafts […]