•  High School Options


    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!

    Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs c

    West Ada Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs are career-training pathways leading to industry certifications, college credits, and/or industry extern or internships. Students have the opportunity to jump start their future through career exploration with a competitive advantage whether they go straight into the workforce or continue their post-secondary education. CTE programs are offered throughout the West Ada high schools. CTE Magnet Programs are taught at one of three CTE Centers located at Centennial, Meridian, and Renaissance Campuses. For more information, visit the CTE program website at www.westada.org/CTE

    Renaissance High School r

    Renaissance High School is a free, public high school in the West Ada School District. We are a school of choice, so students are required to submit an application to attend. RHS focuses on academic rigor and college readiness. During 9th and 10th grade, academic courses are at an honors level to prepare students for the challenging demands of Junior and Senior year. At the end of 10th grade, students choose between the Associate of Arts and International Baccalaureate program. Parents and students are encouraged to visit the Discover Renaissance website at www.westada.org/rhs for further information!

    Rocky Mountain High School (RMHS): The Grizzlies! Many SMS students live within the Rocky Mountain boundaries and Rocky would be their natural home school. https://www.westada.org/rmhs

    Meridian Technical Charter High School (MTCHS): 
    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. 
    Meridian Medical Arts Charter High School (MMACHS): 
    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 (IFAA): 
    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 IFAA 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 IFAA website or contact IFAA directly for more information. 
    Central Academy:
    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.