Venture High School

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  • Summer School at Venture

    Location: Venture High School is the site for students enrolled in the summer school program.

    1619 North 9th Street, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

    (208) 667-7460


    Dates: Monday, June 18h – Thursday, August 9th

    Time:   9:00 am – 12:30pm – Three hours of instructional time and 30 minutes of  remediation per day.


    Semesters:  Semester 1: June 18 - July 12

                        Semester 2: July 16 - August 9


    High School Schedule


    8:50                        Bus Arrival


    7: 50 - 8:50             Zero Hour


    9:00 - 10:25            1st Period


    10:30 - 12:00          2nd Period


    12:05 - 12:30           Remediation


    12:00 Bus Leaves

    ***Classes are Monday through Thursday

    Food is served for students at the following locations: Borah; Lakes, Ramsey, and The Hayden School


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History of Venture

  • The History of Venture High School

    Project CDA began in 1978 as an idea of the superintendent Barry Steim and Roger Hansen.  It started with a law enforcement planning agency grant.  The project grant created "Project CDA" which provided opportunities for students in need of a drop out alternative.  Roger Hansen was the first principal along with Ardyce Plumley and Terry Mack being the first teachers.  It was located in the basement of the old high school on 7th street.  The building since has been torn down and is now G.O. Pippeny Park.  Project CDA was only there for one year.  In 1979, the school moved to the Atlas building off of Seltice Way.  In 1980, the school moved to the industrial park off of Atlas road.  There were two shifts of students.  Each shift had 50 students and four teachers.  The school picked the Tasmanian Devils as their mascot and the colors of black and red.  Project CDA remained at the industrial park four years and then moved to the its current location, but in a different building.  The old hospital from Farragut Naval station was located at 7th and Hazel and that was the building the school used.  The kindergarten center was the located in the building we are currently using.  The school expanded and hired Jean Hansen, Sue Spafford, and Bob Harrison.


    In 1990, big changes came about. The state of Idaho started to fund alternative schools.  A counselor was added along with more staffed positions.  In 1991, the middle school component was added.  At that time, the school moved to the newer building on site.  Roger Hansen retired in 1996 and Julie Green became the new principal.  In 2004, a large addition was completed to the building.  A new gym was built and the old gym was converted to the industrial arts shop.  A new name was given to the school, Project CDA Alternative Middle and High School. The address was then changed to 1619 N 9th Street. In 2006, Julie Green retired and Jim Ferguson became the third principal of Project CDA.  In the 2013, the name of Project was retired and changed to Venture High School.  Black and red remained as our school colors and the Fox became our school mascot.  

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