Moms, dads, and children learning and growing on a single campus
Becoming a parent at a young age comes with many challenges. Finishing high school doesn’t have to be one of them. Our safe, judgment-free program can provide needed support and services in one place so you can stay in school.
A high school diploma, combined with the career skills you’ll learn at Cardinal, can help you earn $10,000 more per year than if you do not have a high school education. We’ll work with you to develop a flexible, customized learning plan that works with your parenting schedule.
CAREER + COLLEGE
We see your potential — we won’t let you give up on it. High school graduation is just the beginning. Cardinal’s team will help you explore career and college options, and give you hands-on career experience, so you can find a path forward you’re excited about.
Cardinal Academy, with The Salvation Army, supports you during this new chapter of your life by providing on-campus childcare, free one-on-one counseling, an incentive store with must-have essentials for being a new parent, parenting classes, life-skills classes, and more.
Cardinal Academy’s strongest and most important partnership is with The Salvation Army, Boise Corps. The Salvation Army has been providing services to young parents in the Boise area for more than 100 years.
This month, I’d like to introduce you to Deborah Hedden-Nicely. She is a co-founder and the Director of Academics at Cardinal Academy. Deb was the head teacher of the former Marian Pritchett School for 18 years and taught U.S. History, Government and Economics. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I feel like it wasContinue reading “Meet our Director of Academics – Deb Hedden-Nicely”
By Emily Bergstrom, Executive Director There is no “one size fits all story” for pregnant and parenting students, but they frequently have at least one thing in common: life didn’t go quite as planned. On this blog, I regularly share stories of real students who chose to attend a school program specially designed for pregnantContinue reading “Student of the Month: Louree”
Only about half of young mothers earn a high school diploma by the age of 22, compared to 89% of non-mothers. As we look at recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, single mothers are being impacted more than any other group. Since high school graduates will learn at least $200,000 more in their lifetime (and evenContinue reading “Cardinal Academy: Here to Help Young Parents”