Elevate Academy Nampa

Elevate Academy Nampa


Coming to Nampa – Fall 2022

Elevate Academy Nampa, a year-round 6th-12th grade Community Driven, Career Technical Public Charter School


Elevate Academy Nampa’s is founded on the belief that students from all backgrounds deserve the opportunity to engage in an educational program that is meaningful to them, and that provides a direction and sense of purpose for their future.

Elevate Academy Nampa’s 6th-12th grade students will have the opportunity to discover and develop their personal strengths, enhance their leadership skills, and find their passion for life as they explore future career paths. Building a firm foundation in middle school will support continued growth and success for students in high school. Students will graduate with industry certification necessary to gain employment and the skills and knowledge to go on and further their training if they desire.

Community Driven Education

Elevate Academy Nampa brings education and industry together in a 6th-12th grade, learning environment to build the future of our community and the workforce. Our goal is to help students become career leaders – industry certified, engaged, productive professionals.

Career & Technical Focus

Career Technical Education spaces will be designed by professionals and offerings will be aligned to Nampa’s industry needs. Local industry partnerships may include construction, welding/manufacturing, culinary arts, criminal justice, firefighting, business/marketing, graphic design, medical arts, and others according to community input and need.


We believe that when students are inspired by their school and learning, they are more likely to develop healthy habits and mindsets, leading them toward academic achievement and success in the workforce.

Beat the Odds! At Risk Youth

Elevate Academy Nampa is a school of choice for students who qualify as at risk and are not finding success in a traditional education setting. Elevate Academy Nampa seeks to inspire hope in each learner through goals, opportunities, and instruction that connects to their interests and strengths.

Opportunity Driven Focus

Elevate Academy Nampa’s learning opportunities will be designed to align local industry work with core academic subjects so that students will find purpose behind everything that is learned in the classroom. Elevate Academy Nampa will operate on a year-round model. Students will attend four days of scheduled learning experiences. The fifth day of the week will be additional time for CTE programs, intervention for students who are academically deficient, and enrichment for students that are on or above grade level.


Elevate Academy Nampa believes the relationship between teacher and student is vital. For students to learn best, our teachers will establish and build relationships of care, trust, cooperation and respect. Our Elevate Academy Nampa team shares a passion for supporting each student in developing their full potential, which will help them foster resilience, and ignite their desire to reach new heights.

Integrated Purpose Driven Curriculum

Offering relevant and interest-based learning experiences, while educating the whole child is a priority at Elevate Academy Nampa. Core instruction will be taught through CTE experiences, providing students with relevant connections to the required Idaho Content Standards. Students will have the opportunity to earn college credit and industry certifications. By owning their educational pathway, students will become contributing members of their community and local economy upon graduation.

Mastery-Based Education

Elevate Academy Nampa’s students will receive personalized and mastery-based learning opportunities. Students will be supported through four phases of learning that include define/identify, create, communicate/share, and apply. We recognize the value of a highly-skilled workforce, along with lifelong learners. Our 6th-12th grade learning continuum provides a space to support students as they develop knowledge and skills of state academic and industry standards.

Our Administrators

Jewels Carpenter
Elevate Academy Nampa Charter Administrator

Jewels Carpenter

Jewels Carpenter

Elevate Academy Nampa Charter Administrator

Jewels Carpenter is a 20-year education veteran and has been a teacher, high school administrator, state-level program manager and a district-level administrator. She most recently served as Director of Career and Technical Education for the Nampa School District.

Carpenter graduated from Sonoma State with a BS in Kinesiology and became a Nationally Certified Athletic trainer, who worked with both high school and college athletes helping them prepare mentally and physically for their athletic seasons. She relocated to Idaho with her husband and two children in 2000, and quickly realized she had found her “passion” when she had the opportunity to teach Sports Medicine and Medical Terminology.

“I absolutely love teaching and serving the people in my community of Nampa. We have been here for 20-years and I can’t wait to continue to help this community be stronger and healthier,” shared Carpenter.

Phil Diplock
Elevate Academy Nampa Charter Administrator

Phil Diplock

Phil Diplock

Elevate Academy Nampa Charter Administrator

Phil Diplock most recently served as a law enforcement instructor, Dean of Students, and Vice Principal for Columbia High School in Nampa. He was also their Varsity Baseball Coach.

Diplock was born in Manchester, England and grew up in Orange County, California. During his college years, he became interested in Law Enforcement, and earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and took CTE courses to obtain a Specialist Certificate in Law Enforcement. Diplock then served for 10-years as a deputy with the LA County Sherriff’s Department.

Diplock, with his wife and two daughters, relocated to Nampa in 2001, where his career in education began at East Valley Middle school in 2003, working with students with special needs.

He became the Dean of Students as well as the lead teacher for the Law Enforcement Program in 2008-09. As the program director for Law Enforcement at Columbia High in Nampa, Diplock worked with the district School Resource Officers and expanded the program before becoming Vice-Principal in 2013, a role that he held through the 2020 school year.

“My greatest accomplishments are seeing young people grow, learn and become engaged and active in their education and beyond. I look forward to this new opportunity and serving students and their families as we work together to support their child in any path they choose,” said Diplock.