Against the backdrop of mountains and sprawling lakes in North Idaho, Coeur d’Alene is paradise for outdoor recreation. Located on the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene, the city is at the center of Kootenai County, population 175,000, and just 35 miles east of Spokane, Washington, home to Gonzaga University and the region’s international airport.
Coeur d’Alene’s economy is built on tourism and recreation, health care, technology, construction and manufacturing. The Coeur d’Alene Resort is considered one of the top resorts in the West. The community enjoys four distinct seasons with clean air and no humidity. Coeur d’Alene is home to North Idaho College and branch campuses of the University of Idaho and Lewis-Clark State College, as well as the Human Rights Education Institute.
Extending across 29 square miles of Kootenai County, Coeur d’Alene Public Schools is an education leader, promoting opportunities for innovation in learning and inspiring excellence in everyone. District 271 serves the cities of Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, Hayden Lake, Dalton Gardens and Fernan Village, as well as adjacent unincorporated areas. With a workforce of 1,450, District 271 is one of the largest employers in the five northernmost counties of Idaho and ranks sixth in enrollment size among Idaho’s 114 public school districts. The district is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees whose members are elected by the public and serve four-year terms.
The School District offers comprehensive instructional programs from preschool through high school, designed to provide students with a balance of knowledge, skills and dispositions that will support their success through their school journey and in future endeavors such as college, careers, military service, family, volunteer work and community involvement. We have over 10,000 students enrolled in 19 schools: a developmental preschool, 11 elementary schools, three middle schools, two traditional high schools, an alternative high school, and our new K-12 online school. We also support student opportunities at KTEC, a joint professional-technical high school campus; and Project SEARCH, a post-graduation transition program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Twenty percent of our secondary students participate in an Advanced Opportunities program through which they may earn college or professional-technical credits. This includes dual credit classes through North Idaho College, the University of Idaho and other higher education institutions in the state.
The recommended date by which to submit applications is the week of March 8, 2021.
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