Xavier Mission

Xavier Charter Schools are dedicated to providing a classical, intellectually rigorous, content-rich, liberal arts education preparing students to excel in every duty and guiding them toward wisdom and virtue. 

Xavier Charter School is a public, tuition-free, liberal arts charter school offering kindergarten through twelfth grade. We implement a classical curriculum which includes the humanities and classical sciences with music, drama, visual art, and dance as core subjects.  

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Xavier News

Now Accepting Applications for 2017-2018 Enrollment Lottery

Open Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year begins February 1st and ends March 31st, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. If the number of applications submitted within the Open Enrollment period of time exceeds the number of seats available for any grade level, a random lottery (on April 17th) will be held in order to determine who is offered a seat at the school. Because it’s a random lottery, it makes no difference whether your application is submitted on the first day or the last day of Open Enrollment. 

2017-2018 Lottery Application

2017-2018 Solicitud de Lotería en español

Applications submitted for the 2016-2017 school year will not be valid, roll over, or be processed in the 2017-2018 lottery. A new application must be submitted during the Open Enrollment period in order to be considered for a 2017-2018 seat.


 Accepting Applications for Board Seats #4 and #5

Dear Stakeholders,

In June 2017, Xavier Charter School Board seats #4 and #5 will be open for election. We invite anyone interested in serving in the capacity of an elected Board Director to apply. Serving as a school board member is one of the most important and rewarding responsibilities a stakeholder can undertake.  This is a great opportunity, working alongside fellow Board members, to help create goals which are in alignment with and will further the vision at Xavier.  The future of Xavier is bright and it is an exciting time to be involved in the tremendous growth that is taking place. 

The Board of Director's application process includes some critical elements that will enhance the applicant's understanding of Xavier's founding principles and to gain an understanding of the current issues that face the Board as an organization.  All applicants should be familiar with these qualifications and attempt to meet the qualifications as closely as possible, as outlined in the attached policy #1220.  The Board may use its discretion to nominate Board applicants as candidates, based on the applicant's complete qualifications.  

The Board of Director applications will be accepted from February 15, 2017 through March 31, 2017 and elections will be held in May 2017. Any questions and all completed applications should be directed to Board Chair, John Kapeleris at jkapeleris@xaviercharter.org. Please see the links below for the Board of Director application and Board Policy 1220.

Board Application (Word)    or Board Application (pdf) 

Board Policy 1220 


 

Policy: 3260 Student Dress Code

We establish a dress code for Xavier Charter School primarily to support the tenets of a Classical Education and provide appropriate ways for students to express themselves. Students are reminded that their appearance significantly affects the way others respond to them. Matters of dress remain the primary responsibility of students, in consultation with their parents or legal guardians. Xavier Charter School will provide an educational atmosphere conducive to learning, minimize disruptions or distractions, and strive to protect the health, safety, and morals of its students.

Minimum Standards for ALL Xavier Charter School Students

  • Students are not to wear or carry items of apparel (clothing, accessories, cosmetics, tattoos, jewelry—including body piercing) which depict or allude to, by picture, symbol or word, drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, gangs, violence, sexually explicit, lewd, indecent or offensive material, or illegal acts.
  • The wearing, using, or displaying of any gang clothing or attire (based upon the lead teacher/Head of School’s reasonable belief that gangs may be present in the school) jewelry, emblem, badge, symbol, sign, codes or other things which evidence membership or affiliation in any gang is prohibited on the school premises or at any school sponsored activity, regardless of location.
  • Hair should be neat and clean in appearance and naturally colored. No extreme make-up, haircuts, or hair color. Hair is to be worn in a way that does not obstruct the natural vision of the student.
  • Facial hair is allowed when trimmed and neat in appearance.
  • Shirts and blouses must have a modest neckline (no cleavage) and be long enough to cover the midriff (front and back).
  • Modest fashion accessories and jewelry are allowed.
  • No hats in the school building during school hours, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Skirts, dresses, skorts, jumpers, and shorts can be no more than 3 inches above the knee when sitting or standing.
  • Leggings must not be worn as pants, but must be worn with a mid-thigh length or longer top, dress, jumper, or skirt.
  • Two piercings in each ear and/or one small nose stud is allowed. No visible body piercings, tattoos or gauges allowed.
  • All Xavier issued apparel is permitted.
  • The following are NOT permitted:
    • Sleeveless shirts, blouses or tank tops
    • Visible undergarments
    • Logos bigger than a half dollar
    • Graphic tee shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, etc.
    • Active wear (except in dance and lifetime sports classes with the permission of the instructor)
    • Flip flops or slippers
    • Sweat pants, pajamas, or sleepwear of any kind
    • Denim blue jeans or denim blue pants of any kind

Dress Code for Grammar School (Grades K-4)

  1. Khakis, Dockers, corduroy pants, cargo pants, wool pants, capris, cotton, linen, knit, or polyester pants or slacks, shorts, skorts, jumpers, dresses or skirts. Color choices are to be solid navy blue or khaki tan.
  2. Basic collared school shirts, turtlenecks and blouses are solid blue, burgundy, or yellow. Basic school shirts may be over-layered with any solid blue, burgundy, or yellow sweater, sweatshirt or vest.
  3. T-shirts and camisoles are acceptable as a layer underneath as long as they are one of the basic colors and a basic collared shirt or blouse is worn over it.
  4. Clothing worn for warmth is removed while inside and put in a designated location.
  5. Closed-toe shoes are required.
Dress Code for Logic School (Grades 5-8)
  1. Khakis, Dockers, corduroy pants, cargo pants, wool pants, capris, cotton, linen, knit, or polyester pants or slacks, shorts, skorts, jumpers, dresses or skirts are to be navy blue, black, gray, or khaki tan.
  2. Basic collared school shirts, turtlenecks and blouses are any solid color. Basic school shirts may be over-layered with any solid color sweater, sweatshirt or vest.
  3. T-shirts and camisoles are acceptable as a layer underneath as long as they are also solid colored and a basic collared shirt or blouse is worn over it.
  4. Clothing worn for warmth is removed while inside and put in a designated location.
  5. Closed-toe shoes are required.

Dress Code for Rhetoric School (Grades 9-12)

  1. Rhetoric school students may wear clothing of any color, material or style as long as the clothing adheres to the basic minimum dress code standards.
  2. The Head of Schools may designate one day a week as “dress-up” day. On that day, students will wear professional attire to look their best. Think “dress to impress”.

Interpretation and Implementation of Policy

The Lead Teachers/Head of Schools and faculty shall use reasonable discretion in interpreting and implementing the provisions of this policy. If a conflict arises in the interpretation of this policy, the interpretation of the Head of Schools shall be final.

Enforcement

Dress code violations will be handled on a tiered basis similar to other disciplinary issues. First violation: a written warning documented and recorded by a Lead Teacher. Second violation: parent contact. Third violation: sent home for the day. After the third violation students who repeatedly violate the dress code may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion, depending on the facts and circumstances, for violating the standards of student conduct.

Temporary Exceptions

As is customary at Xavier Charter School, many educational activities highlighting our Classical Education model take place that are direct exceptions to this policy. Such activities are considered appropriate and enhance the academic experience of the students. The Lead Teachers or Head of Schools have the authority to grant temporary exceptions to this policy.


 

2016-2017 School Calendar

The first day of school for the 2016-2017 school year will be September 6, 2016.
The full school calendar can be found here.

 


 

Xavier Charter Board Resolution Concerning Common Core and SBAC Assessments

WHEREAS, parents in Idaho were granted the ability to choose the education they felt was suitable and appropriate for their children, and that this was acknowledged by the state legislature as a right in the Idaho Charter Schools Act of 1998, specifically granting local control over these schools to include but not limited to “improvement of student learning, increased learning opportunities, with special emphasis on expanded learning experiences for students, including the use of different and innovative teaching methods, creating new professional opportunities for teachers, including the opportunity to be responsible for the learning program at the school site, and hold the schools established under this chapter accountable... Read More>>

 

 


Regarding Right to Receive Teacher Information

 

Dear Parent:

 

Federal law requires that each school district receiving Title 1 funds notify parents of each student attending any school receiving these funds that information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher(s) may be requested.  

 

As a parent of a student attending a school receiving federal program funds, you have the right to know:

 

  • Is my child’s teacher licensed to teach the grades and subject(s) assigned?
  • Is my child’s teacher teaching with a provisional license, meaning the state has waived requirements for my child’s teacher? 
  • What is the college major of my child’s teacher?
  • What degree or degrees does my child’s teacher hold?
  • If there are instructional aides working with my child, what are their qualifications?
  • If my child is or will be taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks this year by a teacher who is not highly qualified, will I be notified in a timely manner? 

 

To request the state qualifications for your child’s teacher or instructional aide, please contact Gary Moon at (208) 734-3947If you would like more information about this Xavier Charter Schools please feel free to call the front office at the same number and your call will be directed to the appropriate individual.

 


 

 

XAVIER RANKED IN TOP 3%

 

The state-wide SAT information released by the Idaho Department of Education shows Xavier Charter School’s mean composite score ranked last year’s juniors in the Top 3% in the state of Idaho. IDE requires Idaho high school juniors to participate annually in SAT School Day each April. XCS juniors placed 5th in the state, out-performing all other school districts in the Magic Valley as well as Blaine Co., Cassia Co., Minidoka Co., Boise City and Meridian.
 
 
The mean composite score for all three sections of the SAT for juniors at XCS was 1566, 197 points above the State average of 1369. Kimberly School District’s mean composite score was 1435. All other Magic Valley school districts fell below the state average. Nine schools in the state scored above the benchmark SAT score of 1550. Of the nine schools, seven are charters schools.
 
 
Xavier Charter School, a free public school, is still accepting students in grades 7th through 12th.

 

School Hours 2016-2017

Monday
Kindergarten AM 8:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m.
Kindergarten PM 11:45 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
1st-12th Grades 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday - Friday
Kindergarten AM 8:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Kindergarten PM 11:45 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
1st-12th Grades 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.