Monticello Montessori Public Charter School

Monticello Montessori is a tuition-free, public charter school providing a high-quality Montessori education to children in kindergarten through the eighth grade. Located in Ammon, Idaho, we serve students in Bonneville, Jefferson, and Bingham counties.

Messages from Our Administrator

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Monticello Montessori Charter School will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on February 2, 2022. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. NAEP is different from our state assessments because it is a common measure of achievement across the country. The National Center for Education Statistics administers the assessment within the U.S. Department of Education. They release the results as The Nation’s Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.

Your child may take a mathematics or reading assessment. In addition to subject-area questions, students voluntarily complete NAEP survey questions. These questions provide valuable information about participating students’ educational experiences and opportunities to learn both inside and outside of the classroom. More information about NAEP survey questions is available on the NCES website under the section “What Questions Are on the Test?”

The assessment takes approximately two hours for most students, which includes transition time, directions, and completion of survey questions.

The information collected is for statistical purposes only.

  • It will not affect your child’s grades.
  • Students may be excused for any reason, are not required to complete the assessment, and may skip any question.
  • While the assessment is voluntary, NAEP depends on student participation to help policymakers improve education. However, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify me in writing by Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

There is no need to study in preparation for NAEP, but please encourage your child to do their best. We encourage you to view the What Every Parent Should Know About NAEP brochure that explains what participation in NAEP means for you and your child. You may also call (208) 419-0742 or email Mrs. Johnson if you have any questions.

We are excited that our school is participating in NAEP. We know that MMCS students will show what our nation’s students know and can do.

Sincerely,

Jeanne Johnson

Jeanne Johnson
Administrator

                       

COVID-19 Stay in School Plan

Dear Monticello Families,

Attached you will find the Monticello Montessori Public Charter School’s COVID-19 stay in school plan for the 2021–2022 school year. This plan has been developed by the Board of Directors and the Administration of School District 474. These guidelines and recommendations are from the Eastern Idaho Public Health District, CDC, and Department of Education. At this time there is no longer a state-wide mask mandate. There is still a pandemic in our state and in our county. Our hope is to follow this response plan and do all we can to keep the students and adults in our care as safe as possible. Throughout the plan, you will see the word recommended. It is our hope that we can all work together to follow this plan and help mitigate the spread of the virus. Wearing masks is still an option for anyone who feels like it will keep them as safe as possible. There will be every effort to allow mask wearers to feel safe and supported. As we all know last year was a tough year and it is our hope that we can have a safe and educationally sound year coming up.

Hoping you all stay safe and well,

Jeanne Johnson

Jeanne Johnson
Administrator