Education is thriving in McCall. The McCall-Donnelly Joint School District serves approximately 989 students in two elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and an alternative high school. In 2014, the McCall-Donnelly High School received a 5 star rating (the highest possible) from the Idaho Department of Education and was named as one of “Newsweek” Magazine’s Best High Schools in America. The school also received a Smart Growth Green Building award from the Idaho Business Review.
In 2013, a new college was started in McCall with a focus on hybrid education that incorporates alternative teaching methods, including an emphasis on online materials and teaching. The McCall College offers professional technical courses, community education, and academic degree programs. For more information, please visit www.mccallcollege.org.
Welcome to Adams County, Idaho
Adams County in the state of Idaho was established March 3, 1911 and named for America’s second president, John Adams. It is comprised of 1,376 square miles of mountains, forests, rivers, and high desert and is bordered on the west by Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge. Our county is home to approximately 4,000 residents and include the communities of Bear, Council, Cuprum, Goodrich, Fruitvale, Indian Valley, Mesa New Meadows and Pinehurst. Council, Idaho is the county seat and is known for being the meeting place of the Nez Perce and Shoshoni Indians.
Adams County is a great recreational area. Here you can camp, fish, hunt, hike, swim, horseback ride, and pick huckleberries. In the winter, there are plenty of activities such as snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and down hill skiing. We welcome you to Adams County!
Cascade Elementary School and Cascade Jr-Sr High School share the same campus located conveniently in town. With a total enrollment of 260 students, students receive much individualized attention.
The mission of the Cascade School District is to inspire all students to reach their maximum potential, become lifelong learners, and be contributing, responsible citizens.
- We see education as a partnership between students, parents, educators, and the community and believe that:
- Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.
- The commitment to continual improvement is imperative if the school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.
- Everyone should embrace change while holding onto the best.
- Students should be educated for the needs and challenges of today and tomorrow in a global community.
- Success motivates individuals and everyone can be successful.
- Everyone should respect the welfare and rights of others.
Cascade School District #422 ~ 208.630.6057 ~ 208.382.3797(fax)
PO Box 291 ~ 209 N School St ~ Cascade, Idaho 83611
City of Cascade- Your Destination for FUN!
Cascade is situated well within the boundaries of the great mountainous, alpine-forested region that stretches from the upper boundaries of the Great Basin nearly to the Arctic Circle. With an average of slightly more than two persons per square mile, it is easy to see that there are vast, wide-open spaces to enjoy the activities the area has to offer. The economy of the Lake Cascade Recreation Area has been recognized as a superb location for recreation, sports and simply “getting away from it all.” Employment opportunities in the area are therefore varied and run the gamut from ranching, logging and National Forest positions to many choices in health care, recreation and visitor services, retail and other small business opportunities.
Valley County is a rural county located in west central Idaho in the United States. Established in 1917, it was named after the Long Valley of the North Fork of the Payette River, which extends over 30 miles from Payette Lake at McCall south to Cascade to Round Valley. The population was 9,862 at the 2010 census. The county seat is Cascade, and the largest city is McCall.
The community has embraced its role as the starting point for many of the activities that draw people to the region. As with the entire area, Cascade offers year-round attractions and activities. In general, residents of the area make the most of all four seasons and plan activities and celebrations that highlight the best features of each.
Cascade’s extensive events calendar provides plenty of proof of the community’s appeal. The town has a variety of housing accommodations and an array of services designed to assist visitors to make the most of the area’s attractions.
The City of McCall is a full-service municipal government. The City provides water and sewer service, a full complement of recreation programming, an extensive system of parks, beaches, and recreational trails, street maintenance, library services, and a wide variety of community development services. The City owns and operates a 27-hole golf course, with a full-service restaurant and bar, as well as a very active general aviation airport.
Located at the busy crossroads of State Highway 55 and U.S. 95, New Meadows is more than just a gas-station stop for road-weary travelers. As a gateway to four seasons of outdoor adventures – including cycling, hiking, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, and even log burling competitions – this small, friendly town is worth a stop and stay.
City Council Meetings
The New Meadows City Council meetings are open to the public. City Council meetings are for the Mayor and City Council to meet together in a public setting to review information, pay claims, discuss matters before the city, and to make decisions regarding laws and policies of the city.
All New Meadows City Council Regular Meetings are scheduled for the second Monday of each month at 7pm in the New Meadows City Council Chambers at City Hall, 401 Virginia Avenue, New Meadows. Check out our CALENDAR to find out if there are additional meetings that might interest you!
Any person needing special accomodation to participate in a meeting should contact City Hall (347-2171 or email) at least 24 hours in advance so that staff can attempt to facilitate the request.
Crestline Academy was established as an answer to an academic need in our community. Our goal is to offer quality educational solutions for the families in the McCall and surrounding areas. With a multi-faceted approach, we are able to create programs that benefit every unique learning situation.
Our most unique program is the Elementary School/Co-op. This program takes the pressure off of the parent in a homeschool situation. At Crestline Academy, we will address the core learning needs of the homeschool student assuring that academic benchmarks are met. This program meets for a total of 12 hours a week which promotes the parent(s) ability to maintain their homeschool autonomy.
Our other more traditional programs we offer are Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and tutoring. Our Junior Kindergarten program is traditional Pre-school setting with a Classical Christian Curriculum. It is academically focused, but emphasizes individual learning styles for young children who are not quite ready for Kindergarten. Children in this program are usually between the ages of 3 and 5. Our Kindergarten program also utilizes a Classical Christian Curriculum and has a very strong base in phonics and math structures. This program is intended to prepare students for their ongoing Elementary school careers. Students develop critical thinking skills through many modalities of learning. Children in this program are usually between the ages of 5 and 6. Our last program we offer is tutoring. We provide tutoring for all ages, young children to adults.
State employment, office job placement, temporary job recruitment, unemployment insurance, employment and training programs. Labor market information. Located on Hwy. 55, near the Super 8. 299 South Third. (Hwy 55).
Kelly’s Whitewater Park & Welcome Center offers a 2.5 mile walking strand along the Payette River. Kelly’s Whitewater features kayak surfing & river running. Picnic facilities and unforgettable bathrooms.
Payette Lakes Ski Club operates a community supported non-profit ski area 2 miles west of McCall. We offer 400 vertical feet of lit terrain for night skiing. Primary focus is to provide McCall’s youth an opportunity to learn a variety of winter sports. Several fund-raising events are also held to cover operating costs & provide scholarships for the After School Program. Bring friends & family out to enjoy a night of skiing. Food/beer wine and lodge rentals available.
McCall College’s mission is to provide a meaningful post-secondary education for students of all ages helping achieve their individual and social goals to develop a whole person in the community and whole world. Non-profit, 501(c)3, private, specialized community college.
McCall Mountain Canyon Flying Seminars, LLC is a flight school located at the McCall Airport in McCall, Idaho. Our school specializes in Aviation Safely Seminars conducted within the Idaho and Utah backcountry. These flying courses are conducted for general aviation public as well as military and federal agencies.
In addition our flight school conducts:
Private Pilot Flight Training
Commercial Pilot Flight Training
Instrument Pilot Flight Training
-We have aircraft rental available for flight training-
Our Certified Flight Instructors collectively have over 140 years and 75,000+ hours of commercial flying experience, including an estimated 20,000+ hours flying in the backcountry.
McCall Mountain Canyon Flying Seminars, LLC conducts seminars in the backcountry, landing at many of the popular Idaho airstrips. These airstrips exist in confined areas within some of the deepest canyons in North America and are found to be extremely unique and demanding of piloting skills.
Our comprehensive mountain and canyon flying seminars for general-aviation pilots are recognized world-wide. We offer 2-day, 4-day and 5-day Backcountry Flying Courses to fit your schedule. We can also customize a course for you.
Our school provides a fun and educational introduction to the flying skills needed to operate safely in this unique environment
The McCall Senior Center provides a place for seniors to enjoy nutrition, health, social and educational programs and a friendly atmosphere.
Our center is active in community affairs and provides quality services and programs through nutrition, Meals on Wheels, information on social and educational programs and recreational activities supporting senior’s independence and encouraging their continued involvement within our community. The center welcomes those persons who are not yet considered “seniors”, but individuals who add to our programs with new vigor and ideas. We provide hot meals twice a week to our members and freshly made meals for delivery through our Meals on Wheels program.
We are the only Senior Center in the town of McCall and we are the community disaster center due to our building size and availability of our kitchen.
Receiving a good meal at the Senior Center provides a way for seniors to enjoy the companionship of their peers and to enrich their health with a nutritionally balanced, well prepared meal. During the summer our attendance for evening meals averages around 60, while in winter months the average attendance is 25-30, as snowbirds leave for warmer temperatures.
Meals on Wheels (“MOW”) is a community service-based program that delivers hot, nutritious meals to the homes of the elderly with the help of willing and dedicated volunteers from the community. The MOW programs help elderly or disabled individuals who are unable to prepare their own meals to stay connected to their communities, to remain healthy and to live independently in their homes for as long as possible. The MOW program has been organized in McCall for over 12 years. With humble beginnings in the Senior Center kitchen, the service has grown to deliver over 1200 meals every year.
The McCall Senior Center provides a great atmosphere for people to enjoy each other’s company and it provides many educational presentations and opportunities. Once a month we hold an Ear Clinic and twice a month a Foot Clinic. We have a food pantry for those in need and plenty of space for games and relaxation. Other activities we host include: live music for dinners, a Winter Carnival Pancake Breakfast and Senior Lunch, Spring Yard Sale and a Christmas Bazaar.
Tuesday and Thursday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, congregate dinner is served at 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
McCall-Donnelly School District has five schools. Donnelly Elementary: K-5; Barbara R. Morgan Elementary: K-5,; Payette Lakes Middle School: 6-8; McCall-Donnelly High School: 9-12; Heartland High School (Alternative School): 9-12. Mission Statement: “Educating Students For Life.”
To offer a safe, welcoming, and intellectually stimulating educational community in which teachers are committed to promoting the success of each student; students are consistently challenged and empowered in their pursuit of significant achievement and educational advancement while also maintaining mutual respect for one another and genuine partnership with the surrounding community..
The Meadows Valley Public School District will prepare all students for life’s requirements, adventures and challenges..
Spanning four season in a single day, visitors can explore the contrasts of the Payette National Forest. With 2.3 million acres of public land, our deep canyons to crisp alpine lakes make up the centerpiece of outdoor recreation in Idaho’s Heartland. This spectacular land is bordered by two of the deepest canyons in North America: the Salmon River Canyon to the north, and Hells Canyon to the west. To the east lies the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, one of the largest congressionally-designated wilderness areas in the lower 48. Connected with other public lands, the forest is part of an expansive and uninterrupted landscape that provides superb habitat for an exceptional array of big game, upland birds, and other wildlife. The forest is nationally recognized for dramatic landscapes, from craggy mountain peaks and shimmering lakes to plummeting river canyons. Vast expanses of back country provide solitude, although facilities and amenities are nearby. Come and visit your national forest!
The Housing Company facilitates the development of new housing in underserved areas. The Housing Company provides professional property management services for about 30 affordable apartment communities for low-income families, seniors, and the disabled.
The University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) is located on the shore of Payette Lake and within the boundaries of Ponderosa State Park. As Idaho’s ONLY publicly operated K12 outdoor school, MOSS offers a one-of-a-kind learning experience for youth, graduate students, teachers and the community. When there are no Residential Programs occurring, MOSS is a rustic, limited service rental facility, much like a state park campground. We do our very best to accommodate guest needs given our resources. We do not guarantee the level of service one might expect at a large hotel or conference facility. Guests can expect clean accommodations and delicious food service; residing guests should expect self-check-in and overall self-reliance. Contact us today to see if we have space for your group.
Welcome to Valley County
Valley County is a rural county located in west central Idaho in the United States. Established in 1917, it was named after the Long Valley of the North Fork of the Payette River, which extends over 30 miles from Payette Lake at McCall south to Cascade to Round Valley. The valley was formerly a summer pasture for livestock from the Boise Valley. Since the completion of the Cascade Dam in 1948, much of the northern valley has been covered by the Cascade Reservoir. The population was 7,651 at the 2000 census; it was estimated at 9,862 in 2010. The county seat is Cascade, and the largest city is McCall.