ARTEC Regional Professional Technical Charter School (ARTEC RPTCS) is a regional professional-technical charter school for students in grades 9-12. It is available to public high school students, private high school students and home school students in South Central Idaho.  Live classroom instruction, dual concurrent credit and technical credits are offered from the College of Southern Idaho.  To enroll in the Charter School, contact the Administration listed.


Twin Falls High School DECA students who competed in Orlando, Florida.  There were 23,000 students in attendance this year


Jerome High School student receives certification!

Jerome High School


Twin Falls High School at BPA National Conference!

1st place Financial Analyst Team – Ben Atkin, Lara Maccabee, Brandon Rasmussen, Ian Matlock
6th place Advanced Interview Skills – Ben Atkin
10th place Digital Media Production – Karen Winslow
15 out of 73 – Fundamental Accounting – Jeremy Case
15 out of 49 – Graphic Design Promotion – Aman Eujayl

Dietrich High School classroom projects.


Gooding High School wood shop students designed and  made plaques for the International Envirothon Competition that was held in Pocatello, ID last July. 82 plaques were made and went out to schools in 26 states & 3 Foreign countries.

These plaques were designed their new V-Carve software and fabricated on their new CNC machines.  The ARTEC grant awarded to this  program bought the 5 computers that aided the students in the design process.  The CNC machines were acquired using a grant from CTE.

More projects like this one are in the works.  One such project will be designing and fabricating plaques for all of the Idaho Veterans who have been honorably discharged from all branches of their military service.  This design is being finalized and will be sent to the Idaho State House for their approval.  Once approved, they will begin collecting names and begin production.


Buhl Automotive students helped to refurbish a van for a man who lost his leg. Putting their skills to good use!


Cassia Regional Technical Center received several grants this year to purchase updated equipment!

New Lifts


Wide Format Printer


Automated CPR Device


Cassia Regional Technical Center CNA Students checking blood pressure for Dr. Smyer!


Congratulations to Jerome High School! 29 STUDENTS enrolled in the Fall 2018 Personal Finance Class, have demonstrated proficiency in Personal Finance by achieving a passing score on the WISE Financial Literacy Certification Test. Subjects mastered included: Money, Budgeting, The Cost of Money, Banking Credit, Insurance, Investing, Retirement Planning and Financial Planning and Management.

Times news and KSL picked up a story about Sara LaMarche and the Information Technology Program at Twin Falls High School. Click on the link to follow her story.


Dietrich High School – Body Collision


Results from the National BPA Conference held May 9-13 in Dallas, Texas:
Twin Falls High School – Business Professionals of America Chapter results:

(Left to Right) Front row:
Cheyon Sheen – Received her National BPA Ambassador Award,
Hollie Maccabee – 3rd Place – Presentation Management Individual (Plaque and medal)
Aman Eujayl – 3rd Place – Graphic Design Promotion (Plaque and medal)

(Left to Right) Back row:
Brandon Rasmussen – Top Ten – Financial Analyst Team (Medaled)
Ian Matlock – Top Ten – Financial Analyst Team (Medaled)
Benjamen Atkin – Top Ten – Financial Analyst Team (Medaled)


Twin Falls High School students created an augmented reality sand box for Mrs. Moretti’s Earth Science class.


Cassia Regional Tech Students learning how to use a skid loader with real on the job skills.  Digging and installing a french drain for a customer in Burley.



Cassia Regional Tech Students re-roofing a shed for someone in the community.


Cassia Regional Tech Students building dog houses to standard housing codes.


Cassia Regional Tech Student’s Senior project: built a desk in Residential Construction and Cabinet Making.



Minico High School students compete at SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference and Skills Competition 2018.


Twin Falls High School Junior School of Finance students using their Google Chromebooks that were purchased with ARTEC Grant funds.


Once again ARTEC Staff met for a day of Professional Development. We learned new strategies to use in each of our classrooms.

The Twin Falls HS Academy of Finance students competed at the International Career Development conference for DECA in Anaheim CA.  This year there were 19,000 students competing with students from all 50 States, Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada, China, South Korea, and Spain.


Congratulations to the following students that received medals at the SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference held in Boise on April 6th through April 7th:
From Twin Falls High School, Kayson Hansen – Gold and Jacob Buscher – Bronze in Computer Programming.
From Minico High School, Hunter Fife – Gold in Diesel Technology and Jacob Dayley – Gold in Customer Service


Twin Falls High School Finance Academy on their field trip to Plant Therapy.
TFHS Finance Academy

Congratulationsto Coleman Edwards, a senior at Twin Falls High School. He has successfully completed the National Registry Test for Emergency Medical Technician.

KMVT Rise and Shine Interview – Proud of our Bruins! Click here for a look at the interview

Nine students represented the Canyon Ridge HOSA Chapter at the National HOSA Competition.  Kelly Feng won the gold medal for placing first at both the state and national competition by earning 294.8 hours of community service in one year.  Congratulations Kelly!!!

Hunter Fife, a junior in the Minico High School Diesel Technology program, won the gold medal at the SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference and participated at the National SkillsUSA Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.  Congratulations, Hunter!

Twelve Finance Academy students placed in the top 10 in eight events at the National Business Professionals of America Competition in May 2016.  They all were on stage for the awards and Kayla Wasden received third place recognition for Database Applications/MOS Access.    

Sixteen Finance Academy students placed first in thirteen  events in the Business Professionals of America  Regional Competition.  In addition, another thirteen students placed second or third in six events which qualified them for state competition as well.  Instructor Lorraine Rapp was recognized for her years of service to BPA and her students when she was selected for the Korky Williams Legacy Award (Advisor of the Year) for her years of dedicated service to BPA.  This presentation was made at the state contest in March.

Instructor Carrie Ploss has been chosen to be on the Technical Skill Assessment Development Team by the Division of Professional Technical Education.

Twin Falls IT instructor, Jason Torgrimson took 12 students to the  SAINTCON CTF (Hacker Games) conference in Ogden, Utah October 27-30, 2015.  The conference is Utah’s Premiere Security Conference and lasted for four days. There, five students presented “NeverLAN CTF …Teaching the Younger Generation to Hack.” Read, in the students own words, about their project!!!


Congratulations to the Cassia Regional Technical Center Robotics Team from the Electronics program.  They recently took 4th place at the international competition in Louisville, Kentucky out of 10,000 teams!  In addition, they came in 1st in eight competitions in Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Hawaii during the 2014-2015 school year.  Click on the link below and then the news clip to see the students and robots in action.


Congratulations to the Finance Academy program at Twin Falls High School. For the first time, students placed first in Economic Research and2nd in Financial Analyst at the National BPA Conference!!!

2nd1st Place Economic Research Team!!

Congratulations to the Twin Falls HS EMT program. They had three qualifiers for the HOSA Conference in Anaheim for the first time!

The Twin Falls Information Technology program had five students recently recognized by Governor Otter at the Educate Idaho Network Launch Conference for their work on website and resource directory.

The Buhl Automotive Technology students assisted Care Convey by doing all the needed repair work on a donated firetruck which went to Lebaron, Mexico this summer.   Lebaron is a small rural community which has primitive emergency services.  The Kimberly Information Technology program assisted in the process by preparing a video as well.  Click on the link to view the  video.

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