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New High School

The Jerome School District is preparing to open a standalone alternative high school in the fall to serve at-risk students.

“We see it as growing because there’s a need,” Jerome School District Superintendent Dale Layne said Monday. “It’s just a different opportunity for kids. Just a smaller environment is probably one of the biggest differences.”

The state requires prospective students to meet three of the following criteria: has repeated at least one grade, absenteeism higher than 10 percent compared with the previous semester, failed at least one academic subject in the past year, behind on credits toward graduation or grade promotion, attended three or more schools within the last two years, has a pattern of substance-abuse behavior, is pregnant or a parent, an emancipated or unaccompanied youth, a previous dropout, has a serious personal/emotional/medical issue, has a court or agency referral, or demonstrates behavior that’s detrimental to their academic progress.



Falls City Academy students have been going to the Jerome Senior Center and helping for the last month. Students set out plates, prepare coffee and tea and prep salad. The seniors come in get lunch and the students make sure coffee and tea is filled and remove plates when the person is finished with their meal.

This is a great way for our students to show respect and serve others.


19 Students at Falls City Academy have contributed over 383.5 hours of time a the Jerome Senior Center. WAY TO GO!!!! GREAT WORK!!!

3rd Quarter Science Projects Part 1

Physical Science, Biology and Environmental Science students presented their first projects to their peers, Mr. W and Mr. Bruns from JHS. Students projects were connected to a State Department of Education Standard that they chose. Students conducted research, designed and built the projects and were required to present the project and how it tied to the standard.
Rube Goldberg
Wave lengths Demonstration

3rd quarter

3rd quarter has started here a Falls City Academy and we are joined by 10 new students. This will brings our enrollment to close to 60 students. Students are making great progress in getting their credits made up. This quarter we have Journalism (students are going to work on our first ever yearbook), English 9/10, English 11/12, US History A/B, Econ/Personal Finance, Integrated Math 1C/2B, Physical Science, Environmental Science, Biology A/B, and Integrated Math 1A. The science classes are project based learning and it is exciting to see some of the projects the students are coming up with.

Student showcases

Students are preparing for student showcases. Artwork from each class is being prepared and many students are using that artwork for a grade in the class as well as the student showcase demonstrating that they are learning to work "smarter not harder"


Students continue to decorate the school tree. Aislynn Perez made the star for the top and got to put it on, and each student and staff member had the opportunity to decorate a wooden ornament like this reindeer by Kya Schafer.

Christmas Time

Students at Falls City Academy deck the hall of the school with a donated Christmas tree. Soon all students will begin to decorate with ornaments that they make.


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Veterans Day

Students learned about the significance of the POW/MIA table. Each item at the table represents something different.

The white table cloth re[resents the purity of their response.

The empty chair depicts an unknown face representing no specific service member but all who are not with us.

The Bible represents faith in a higher power and the pledge to our country, founded as one nation under God.

The single red rose reminds us of their families and loved ones, red representing the love of our country which inspired then to answer the nation's call.

The candle representing the everlasting hope for a joyous reunion.

The slice of lemon on the bread plate reminds us of their bitter fate.

The salt on the bread plate represents the tears of their families.

The wine glass, turned upside down, reminds us that they cannot be here to drink a toast or join in festivities.

Students also learned about the Red Poppies and Flanders Field, Molly Pitcher, St. Barbara and the Legend of Fiddlers Green.

Halloween Trunk or Treat

Three students from Falls City Academy volunteered their time to pass out nearly 75 pounds of candy at the Trunk or Treat on Main Street. Falls City Academy partnered up with the District Office, the district office ran out of apples and our students were still passing out candy. The event was scheduled from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, and the event was so well attended that we ran out of candy at around 6:15 PM. The students were Jonathan Martinez, Osvaldo Norato and Yareli Torres-Hernandez. We would like to take time and thank all of our student volunteers for their time and efforts.
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Idaho Lottery's Scratch for Schools

The two member team from Falls City Academy attended Idaho Lottery's Scratch for Schools event on 23 October 2019 to scratch lottery tickets in hopes of winning money for the school. both team members, Principal Sean Spagnolo and Teacher Eric Whittekiend, were rookies to the event. In Round 1, the team scratched 111 tickets in 5 minutes, more than the team from Jerome High School but the effort was not enough to make it into the final round. The team did however bring in $175 for the school and learned some techniques for next year.
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