Academics of the Future

Future’s Mission

Future Public School equips students with the character, knowledge, and skill to succeed in the future world. We expect 100% of students to be prepared for a future of their choice. We partner with families to create a clearly defined plan to make this happen and measure our progress with holistic data. To achieve this, we have thoughtfully considered the teaching methods we use.

We are urgent in ensuring that all children in our program are equipped with the head and heart skills to open doors for whatever future pathway they desire and are equipped to lead and be change-makers in our unknown and rapidly changing future world. Our ambition is to be a proof point of what is possible in an inclusive, multi-lingual, racially and ethnically diverse, and economically diverse school community. We know all children can learn when supported and affirmed in their unique gifts and abilities.

We believe students must not only be equipped with specific skills and knowledge in the content areas, but also have the opportunity to create, design, innovate, and critically question, while learning about themselves, others, and the community.

1. holding a high bar for academic achievement and growth, and
2. supporting the whole child, including an emphasis on social-emotional learning.

Curriculum: What We Teach

Future focuses on preparing students academically, socially and emotionally. A mix of rigorous curricular resources and frameworks is used. Standard academic standards follows the Idaho Content Standards for Literacy, Math, Science, and Social Studies. EL Education literacy resources and Eureka Math modules are used to teach foundational math and literacy competencies. Foundational academics are supplemented with Teaching Tolerance standards and the CASEL Social Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies to provide tools needed to grow into thoughtful advocates and engineers of change. Future Public School takes pride in the teaches we hire and trust them with the autonomy and flexibility to make choices about the resources and materials used in their grade levels.

Instruction: How We Teach

Future Public School is committed to ensuring our students are leaders in creating a more just and equitable future for all members of our community. Literacy and math units are designed to consider what voices and perspectives are presented in curricular resources. We ask questions such as “Whose story is being told? Whose voice or perspective is missing?”

Instruction incorporates critical academic content through a learner-centered approach that emphasizes problem-solving. The backbone of instruction is a highly trained team of innovative and caring educators that has autonomy to use a variety of resources to carefully design instruction that meets the needs of all learners.

Assessment: How We Measure

As a free public charter school, Future is held to the same assessment standards as the state requirements. We understand that teaching and preparing students to take tests represents a small standard of information children need to know to understand a subject. Our teachers prepare students to do well on tests, as well as to understand subjects with a deeper comprehension that benefits their whole development.

To measure achievement Future uses NWEA MAP, the Idaho Reading Indicator in grades in K-3, SBAC in grades 3-5, and SELWeb in grades K-2 and Panorama Ed in grades 3-5 to measure the growth of social emotional learning.

Data: How We Make Decisions

The educational team at Future measures student learning through formative and summative assessments and is committed to data-driven instruction. Data is predictive of future opportunities. As educators, we are individually and collectively accountable to collect, reflect, and use data regularly. We understand that data comes in many forms–it informs our decisions–but no single data source can tell a complete story. We are committed to using holistic data to evaluate what’s best for our students and communicate the story of each students learning journey to themselves and their families.

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Phone: 208-854-3923
Fax: 208-854-3938
Address: 511 E 43rd Street, Garden City, ID 83714