The West Ada School District has a variety of high school options for students! Please take a look at the information below and follow the links to the school websites to gain valuable information about each of the options! There may be additional options depending on where your student lives. As always, please contact your student's grade level counselor if you have questions or for more information!
The Grizzlies! Many HMS students live within the Rocky Mountain boundaries and Rocky would be their natural home school.
MTCHS is a free public high school in Meridian. MTCHS "provides a comprehensive professional-technical education in: Computer Science, Microcontrollers and Electronics, Network Systems and Support, and Web and Media Development." At the same time they also offer a complete high school academic program. There is an application process for attending MTCHS, so please contact your counselor, visit the MTCHS website or contact MTCHS for more information and for how to apply.
Renaissance High School is magnet school within the West Ada School District. Renaissance students have many opportunities to earn college credits, and when students become juniors and seniors they choose to specialize in Law and Leadership, Research and Medical Arts or International Studies. There is an application process for attending Renaissance so please contact your counselor, visit the Renaissance website or contact them directly for more information and for how to apply.
Meridian Medical Arts Charter High School is a charter school in Meridian that emphasizes the health sciences. There is an application process for attending MMACHS so please contact your counselor, visit the MMACHS website or contact them directly for more information and how to apply.
Idaho Fine Arts Academy is a 6-12th grade school within the West Ada School district. Students audition to attend and are enrolled in one of the five majors that IFFA offers (dance, drama, instrumental, visual art or vocal). Auditions are held each February for the following year and links are available in January to secure a spot to audition. If your student is interested in auditioning please contact your counselor, visit the IFFA website or contact IFFA directly for more information.
Central Academy is a public alternative high school in the West Ada School District. Central offers all the courses necessary for
Idaho graduation and is available for students who have attempted to attend a traditional high school but have been failing academically or for students coming from an A Non-Traditional Middle School. Certain criteria must be met for attendance so please contact your counselor or Central Academy for more information.
Professional Technical Magnet Programs are available for students as part of their traditional high school experience. These courses are career-training classes that lead to industry certifications, college credits and/or industry extern or internships. Students are placed in PT programs through a lottery process and need to request the course during spring registration. For more information about the programs or how to get your student involved please contact your counselor.
Areas addressed via PT programs are:
1) Agriculture, Welding/Fabrication/Mechanical & Natural Resources (including the animal science pathway, natural resources/plant science pathway, welding/fabrication pathway and small gasoline engines pathway),
2) Automotive Services (including teh automotive technology pathway or collision repair pathway)
3) Construction (including masonry)
4) Precision Machining