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ADMISSION PROCESS

Gem State Academy admits students of any race, color, national origin, creed, religion, gender, or age. No discrimination is made in administration of educational policies, applications for admission, scholarship or loan programs, athletic or extracurricular programs. 

Prospective students and parents are invited to visit campus anytime and we will be happy to make appointments for you to get acquainted with teachers, the deans, the vice principal for finance, the registrar, and the principal. Call (208) 459-1627 for an appointment or email jmills@gemstate.org.

Click on the Apply Now tab to start the online application process.

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FINANCES 

TO BEGIN, please download our financial checklist below under downloads. This will assist you in important steps needed when applying.

It is a sacrificial investment to attend GSAA. We work hard to raise funds for families in need and have an excellent track record in helping families meet the costs of education. However, GSAA can not guarantee that it can make up any amount that may be left over.

Students must do their fair share by working during the summer and school year (there are limited employment hours on campus during the summer). Parents are also required to pay their fair share of tuition and other expenses. This "fair share" amount is determined by household income, number of dependents, and other factors (please see our financial aid page for more information).

The family’s local church is also encouraged to help (download the church request form below).

Remember that partnerships take time to develop. To help insure that your partnership with us is a successful one, where students and parents can enjoy a financial stress-free experience at GSAA, early planning is a necessity. Please take a look at our Early Incentive Program below.

To apply for scholarships and other forms of financial aid, please fill out the F.A.S.T. Financial Aid Application

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* Other summer employment could be Camp Ida-Haven or Idaho Conference's Maga-book program. These opportunities must be applied for through their respective programs. You may call GSAA for information on where to apply at (208) 459-1627.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Gem State Academy admits students of any race, color, national origin, creed, religion, gender, or age. No discrimination is made in administration of educational policies, applications for admission, scholarship or loan programs, athletic or extracurricular programs.

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Click on the Apply Now button above to start the online application process. For more information you please contact the Registrar at kdavies@gemstate.org.


INCENTIVE PROGRAM

To help insure that your experience at GSAA is a successful one, parents should begin by applying for admission to the academy at the beginning of their child’s 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade year. 

Earlier is better than later.

There are significant incentives the earlier you apply. For information and/or an application for our early enrollment incentive program see below.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Gem State Adventist Academy awards the following scholarships:

Worthy Student Scholarships - These are based on need and require families to submit a FAST Financial Aid application to be eligible. See the button above. Students are also required to write a thank you to the donors who support this scholarship fund.

Merit Scholarships - A limited number of scholarships are awarded each year in the areas of leadership, athletics, music and curricular skills. Specific criteria are required to be eligible for this scholarship. Download the Merit Scholarship application to view the criteria. Students are also required to write a thank you to the donors who support this scholarship fund.

Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation Scholarships - These are awarded based on need, GPA and residency. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be an Idaho resident to be eligible, as well as have financial need. Please submit a FAST Financial Aid application by clicking on the button above.