Cascade Junior High School

Cascade Jr. High school consists of grades 6 through 8th grade with the average class size being 16 students.  Cascade Jr. High School has a strong focus on the core curriculum for Reading, Writing, and Math while providing exposure to the arts, physical education, computer applications, and discovering agriculture.

Our Curriculum

In the area of Reading and Writing, Cascade School District utilizes a program called American Reading Company (ARC).  ARC is a Reading and Writing curriculum that consists of 4 units, each unit focuses on a different type of text (informational, expository, etc).  One of the fundamental beliefs of ARC is that each learner should be given the opportunity to read both at their individual level and the grade level while developing a love of reading. 

In the area of Math, Cascade Schools utilizes a rigorous curriculum called Eureka Math.  Eureka math curriculum was developed by a consortium of educators and is updated regularly to ensure that that content is current.  Eureka Math curriculum has earned some of the highest rankings for rigor and alignment to standards for all math curriculum available to schools.  Within our Eureka Math curriculum, we utilize Kahn Academy to support the understanding of math.  

Cascade Jr. High School offers opportunities for reteaching core content during the school day in a variety of ways.  In the area of math, some students are given a Math Lab in which they will experience a reteach of the days lesson, a time period to review important concepts that they need to master, and a chance to preview the content for the next day’s lesson.  The Math Lab is a course that has prerequisite entry requirements, please talk to the School Principal for more information on the prerequisites.  In the area of Reading and Writing, all Jr. High Students are given an extended class period to master the Reading/Writing standards.  During the extended time period, it is common to see students reading grade level text, writing independently to standards based topics, or power-conferencing with a teacher either one on one or in a small group.

Cascade Jr/Sr High School has earned, through hard work and commitment, the reputation of being one of the fastest growing/improving schools in the State of Idaho.  

Chart about how students compare to other districts

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School Hours: 

Monday - Thursday - 8:00 am - 3:45 pm

Our Mission

Our mission is to engage every student, every day in character development and rigorous education.

Our Vision

The Cascade School teachers and staff will:

  • Engage all students and set standards for excellence that will prepare them to be effective community members.

  • Meet as a professional learning community to collaborate with purpose, to develop high–quality learning for all.

  • Commit daily to provide opportunities that encompass the whole child through a well-rounded educational curriculum, family engagement, and community and cultural enrichment.

Our Values

In order to advance our shared vision to engage all students & set standards for excellence, we will:

  • Collaborate with one another and our students so that we can achieve our collective goals more effectively.

  • Help all students achieve the intended outcomes of the curriculum with perseverance by addressing their individual needs and learning styles.

  • Promote a positive school climate by modeling the qualities and characteristics that we hope to instill in our students.

  • Engage students with enthusiasm coupled with high expectations.

  • Communicate with all stakeholders a consistent message of positivity, purpose, and dedication toward the education of our students.

  • Involve parents in the education of their children by keeping them informed of student progress and offering suggestions for assisting their students.

  • Monitor the results of our individual and collective efforts and use evidence of results to guide our processes of continuous improvement.