Principal's Message

Phone: 208-763-0800


Degrees and Certifications:

Jennifer Peak - Principal

Welcome to NExA. NExA is a Project-Based Learning and Expeditionary school which allows our students to learn both inside and outside the classroom. Hands-on learning is promoted as is critical thinking and student voice. 

This expeditionary school is exemplified by project-based learning expeditions (using the PBL Works philosophy), in a workshop model (using inquiry based learning and thinking strategies) with the world as our classroom. Students take physical and academic journeys using critical thinking, hands-on learning, journaling, observation, exploration, collaborative learning and strategic and scientific methods to truly get to understand their world. Using the Idaho Core Standards, academic work is rigorous, challenging and purposeful. Our students own their education which is facilitated by a highly trained staff of dedicated educators. In our short existence, we have become a high achieving school academically, our students have been on over 100 expeditiond, and they have completed over 30 projects.       

Key to academic success is strong character. This school embraces the work by Angela Duckworth and Paul Tough which focuses on the KIPP character traits of grit, curiosity, self-control, social intelligence, zest, optimism and gratitude. Kindness is embraced and taught and bullying is not tolerated. Our three rules for success are Be Kind, Work Hard and Be Safe. 

Learning must be purposeful and make a true difference in the community we live. For this reason, an authentic audience with community partnerships are paramount for all PBL units at Northwest Expedition Academy. Our advisory committee continues to search for positive role models, innovative community members and interesting people to increase the diversity of our learning.