Fernan STEM Academy

No goals are too high where falcons fly. We're brilliant, kind and strong! (STEM Certified)

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    Idaho STEM Action Center 

    Providing coordination for statewide STEM education and activities to enhance opportunities for educators, students, communities, and employers in their work to build a competitive Idaho workforce and economy through STEM and computer science education. https://stem.idaho.gov/

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About Fernan:



    About Fernan STEM Academy

    Situated on ten park-like acres, Fernan STEM Academy is an awesome place to learn! We excite and inspire learners through a rigorous curriculum, which meets the challenges of today’s society using Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as the foundation for critical thinking, experiential learning and creative problem solving.

    With this STEM focus, students explore their world daily in the STEM Brain Lab, through numerous assemblies, with integrated STEM inquiry instruction, through field trips and with virtual learning. Numerous afterschool programs engage children and families to live the STEM life! STEM nights, afterschool enrichment programs and student clubs including robotics, computer coding, movie making, geography and gardening round out the STEM experience.

    In 2018 we completed the “Playground for All Project", a student-led movement to create a playground accessible for all Fernan’s Life-Skills program children with special needs. This project embodied the spirit of our school mission at the time: “Fernan STEM Academy, as a purposeful community, is dedicated to educating all students to their maximum potential while emphasizing social responsibility in a positive climate.” We are grateful for the tremendous community support we received for this project.


    Nighttime Residency Notification


    In order to make certain all our students receive appropriate educational supports, Coeur d’Alene School District 271 conducts a mid-year residency verification. Residency is defined as where your family sleeps at night. Has your residency changed since September 4, 2019? If yes AND if any of the following statements are true for your family, please contact your school counselor or the Coeur d’Alene School District McKinney-Vento Liaison, James Curb at 208-664-8241 ext. 10061 or jcurb@cdaschools.org for more information about educational services that may be available to your student(s) and family.

    ● We are doubled up with friends, grandparents, or other family due to economic conditions.

    ● We are living in a motel/hotel because other housing is unattainable.

    ● We are living in a domestic violence shelter.

    ● We are living in transitional housing.

    ● We are sleeping in public places or abandoned buildings.

    ● We are living in a car, trailer or campground.

    ● We are living in a home for pregnant or unwed mothers without another place in which to live.

    ● I am a student not in the physical custody of my parents or guardian.



  • Welcome to the 2023-24 School Year!

    Registration Requirements / New Students 2023-24

    • proof of residency

    • current immunization records

    • state certified birth certificate

    First Day of School

    The first day of school is Tuesday, September 5th.

    Free & Reduced Meals for 2023-24

    Your children may be eligible for free or reduced-price lunches and breakfasts. Families that have previously qualified will need to reapply each year. Download the application or get more information on the School Nutrition Services department webpage.


    School PLUS Childcare Program 

    School PLUS is a reliable, quality, licensed before and after school childcare program offered in our school and schools across our district. Registration for the 2023-24 school year will begin August 1.  

    Visit the School PLUS page for more details and registration information.


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We Believe...

  • We Believe:

    Poverty disappears when a child walks through the doors of our school.

    Poverty is not an excuse for failure.

    If you have a problem address directly, attempt to offer solutions.

    Every child can learn and meet state benchmarks.

    Once we teach our building expectations, every child has the ability to follow them.

    Grit and hard work are more important for a child’s success than DNA or intelligence.

    Discipline is more effective than punishment.

    A child will struggle to learn if he or she has not developed a positive relationship with the educators in our building.

    Bullying will not happen at Fernan.

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    Fernan’s Vision

    Our Fernan Falcons empower one another to be problem solvers who ask, imagine, plan, create and grow.

    Fernan’s Mission

    We build the future by inspiring, engaging and empowering students to be critical-thinking problem solvers who work collaboratively to improve the world around them.   

    Fernan’s Motto

    No goals are too high where falcons fly. We're brilliant, kind and strong!

    Fernan’s Chant

    Who are we? Fernan STEM Academy. Scientists discovering worldly possibilities. Using Technology to understand reality. Engineering things to make them work efficiently. Using Mathematics to help us think critically. Who are we? Fernan STEM Academy. We’re Brilliant, We’re Kind and We’re Strong!!!


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