Gem Prep: Nampa recieves New Schools Venture Fund Grant

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October 2015– NewSchools Venture Fund has never invested in an Idaho school. However, in their most recent “Catapult” grant challenge, Gem Prep: Nampa was one of 14 schools chosen out of 82 applicants nationwide.

The Catapult grant challenge was “established to launch new schools – the kinds of audacious, life altering schools that can truly prepare our students to pursue their most ambitious dreams.”

The $100,000 NewSchools Venture Fund Catapult planning grant is awarded to innovative educators who are making a difference by re-imagining the student experience in an effort to prepare students for tomorrow’s workforce, with a long-term goal to have a ‘catalytic’ impact on student success nationally. Schools that meet key benchmarks may further qualify for additional financial support ranging from $200,000 to $400,000 on average.

Gem Prep: Nampa is most excited about the NewSchools support that reaches beyond the financial impact. NewSchools offers assistance on a national scale; from strategic planning, fundraising support, peer sharing, team building and management assistance.

Gem Prep: Nampa’s blended learning school is scheduled to open in August 2016, serving grades K-4 initially; growing to grades K-12. Media inquiries can be addressed to Jason Bransford, CEO at 208.238.1388 or [email protected]. For enrollment information contact Jennifer Capps at 208.639.6677×3005 or go to to sign up as an interested family.