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Chess Club

Chess Club is a great way to spend time with like-minded students who enjoy fun while learning. Chess teaches many life skills including; decision making, logic, planning, strategy, tactics, teamwork, sportsmanship, and even humility. We're excited to have more than 20 regular members who receive weekly chess lessons and the opportunity to challenge and be challenged by their peers and sometimes the Chess Club Teacher, Mr. Brown.


Students playing chess


STEM Charter Academy’s middle school students have the opportunity to participate in the nationally-recognized math program, MATHCOUNTS.  As a participant in the National Math Club, students will gain more exposure to mathematics, learn new math strategies, sharpen their math skills, and engage in a variety of math activities.  Involvement in such activities may not only increase overall achievement, but help shape positive attitudes about mathematics for life.  Additionally, students have the opportunity to compete in the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series and the MATHCOUNTS Video Challenge.


NIC Math Contest

The NIC Math Contest is a high school mathematics competition, hosted by North Idaho College, in which area high school students compete in the mathematics content areas of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, basic principles of calculus, probability, mathematics of computers, and logic.  This event offers STEM Charter Academy high school students the opportunity to not only apply their various mathematics skills in this prestigious competition, but potentially earn a scholarship to North Idaho College.

National Honor Society

National Honor Society is comprised of 10th-12th grade students who are selected on the basis of outstanding scholarship, character, service, and leadership.  NHS students at STEM lead two school-wide service projects each year, and serve individually as peer mentors and tutors. Chapter meetings are held monthly. 

STEM Honor Society


Student Leadership Council

The North Idaho STEM Academy Student Leadership Council (SLC) is more than a student government. The SLC emphasizes service and example. The "ABCs" of the Student Leadership Council are Attitude, Behavior, and Character.  The expectations of all SLC members are to maintain an enthusiastic, optimistic and positive leadership in the form of example and sacrifice.

The SLC is student run, functioning under a student-written Constitution.

Elections for the following positions are held each May. All students between 6th Grade (coming into 7th Grade) and Senior High are eligible to campaign and run.

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Historian
  • Class Representatives (one per each class, 7th - 12th)

A link to the particulars and minutes of the SLC may be located on Mr. Johnson's webpage.