The mission of Payette River Technical Academy (a.k.a. PRTA) is to provide a safe learning environment, integrated academic and professional technical skills, empowering each student to achieve world-class educational excellence, diverse career opportunities, and individual success in an ever-changing global society.
Welcome to Payette River Regional Technical Academy. Payette River Technical Academy (PRTA) is a blended High School and Professional Technical Education Academy providing top-quality, personalized education for students in grades 7-12. At PRTA, we offer a new learning experience for secondary students. Part of that new experience involves the likelihood that some of the classes offered by PRTA will be either blended or wholly online. Furthermore, students may attend for only a portion of the school day, week or year, or they may attend full time. Another significant difference is that PRTA is designed to prepare all students for post secondary studies and employment in high-demand, high skill fields.
Our vision is that PRTA students who complete their school education will possess:
A foundation of dual credits and tech prep credits that will motivate them to
complete a post-secondary program leading to a successful and responsible life style and employment.
A mastery of basic skills -- linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technical, physical and social.
An inquiring and discriminating mind and a desire for knowledge.
Strong self-esteem and high personal expectation.
Tolerance and respect for others.
An appreciation of the work ethic and the free enterprise system.
We Believe that:
Successful education requires the collective effort of the student, parent, staff, and community.
A quality education includes excellence in teaching and exposure to technology, essential curricular materials, and a variety of learning experiences.