Venture High School

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  • We are committed to eliminating bullying in our schools. When you see someone being bullied, don't stand by —choose action! READ MORE about this initiative.

    Report a Bully


  •  Parents,

    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 5, 2017? 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. 1061or 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 at 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.



    Congratulations to Alexa Tegeda for "Student of the Term" for Venture High School.  Alexa below is being celebrated at the Sunrise Rotary Club breakfast!


    Student of the month breakfast  


    Congratulations to Susan Thomas for Teacher of the Month!!


     Teacher of the Month

Parent/Student Resources


    Quick Links

    Families and Parents of Venture Students: We have crafted a survey to improve communications and increase engagement through the use of social media and targeted emergency messaging in 2018. Please take time and click on the link to help us improve:  Survey

    Clothing Closet 

    Students in need of clothing are welcome to our locally supported clothing closet here at Venture High School.Shoes

    Food and Essentials

    Students can take advantage of food and other essentials needed at our Venture High School Food Bank.



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History of Venture

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    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.  

Web Accessibility

  • Coeur d'Alene Public Schools is committed to making our websites accessible to all members of the community, including those with disabilities. We encourage you to share your experiences regarding the accessibility of our websites.  

    More about our Web Accessibility Policy  l  Complaint/Request Form