Gem Prep secures former Broadview building for new charter school By Meridian Press staff email@example.com HollyBeechMP Nov 9, 2017 (…) Facebook Twitter Email Gem Prep: Meridian, a free public charter school, is scheduled to open in August at 2750 E. Gala St., formerly used by Broadview University. Submitted by Gem Prep: Meridian Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Gem Prep: Meridian, a free public charter school, is scheduled to open in August at 2750 E. Gala St., formerly used by Broadview University. Submitted by Gem Prep: Meridian Facebook Twitter Email Print Save A new building is under construction for Gem Prep: Nampa on West Iowa Avenue. The school opened in 2016 and has been sharing a facility with another school. Submitted by Celeste Grover Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Gem Prep: Meridian, a public charter school set to open in August, has purchased a building at 2750 E. Gala St., according to a press release from the school.With the sale finalized, the school will continue in its efforts to hire staff members and talk to families about enrollment. An informational meeting about the school and lottery registration is 6-7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Idaho Distance Education Academy campus, 8620 W. Emerald St. Suite 190, Boise.Gem Prep: Meridian’s 31,000-square foot building is on four acres along Overland Road, west of Eagle Road. It was built in 2011 and previously used by Broadview University. The school will open to K-6 students and expand up to 12th grade in coming years. Gem Prep: Meridian is part of a family of free public charter schools that uses online learning for part of the school day so students can work at their own pace and build digital skills.“In a community that is developing in technology at a rapid pace, we look forward to creating this opportunity for the students and families in Meridian and the surrounding areas,” stated Celeste Grover, Gem Prep: Meridian operations manager.Interested families can sign up to receive information and updates at gemprep.org/meridian.Gem Prep is part of Gem Innovation Schools, which also operates Gem Prep: Nampa, Gem Prep: Pocatello and the Idaho Distance Education Academy. Gem Prep: Meridian is chartered by the state and is not part of the West Ada School District.A new building is under construction for Gem Prep: Nampa, which opened in 2016 and has been sharing a facility with another school. The new two-story building will be roughly 40,000 square feet and will open to K-6 students next fall on West Iowa Avenue. More from this section Meridian Police search for men who stole 9 guns, 3 bows Posted: 5:12 p.m. Dog of the Week: Buddy Posted: Feb. 19, 2018 March for Meals March 17 at Kleiner Park Posted: Feb. 19, 2018 Grow announces Idaho Senate candidacy Posted: Feb. 19, 2018 Albertsons now offers grocery delivery with Instacart Posted: Feb. 19, 2018 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!