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Synergy is program offered for grades 6 through 8 at Kuna Middle Schools. Students learn in a Problem-Based-Learning (PBL) environment with flexible pacing and combined grade levels that focuses on integrating all four core subjects (Math, ELA, History, and Science) into one Project. Student work is tied toward one overarching theme at a time. Students work individually and in small groups to answer questions that may not have clear or definitive answers. Their answers to these questions come in the form of products the students create and publicly present. This type of work, as well as all of the PBL work throughout the school, prepares students for 21st century careers by teaching them the skills of collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and invention, global awareness, as well as information and technology awareness and the importance of public presentation. The goal is for students to learn to manage their own learning in a self-directed manner.

Synergy is based on a model of education called Mastery Based Education. In this model, students show evidence of mastery of a concept before moving to the next concept. Students create individualized learning plans with a teacher mentor to help them pace their learning progress. The Synergy program covers the same district middle school curriculum guided by the Idaho State Content Standards in a different delivery model.

The Synergy program based on a learning model developed by Summit Learning. The four pillars of this learning model are described by this image:

 pillars of summit learning


 For more detailed information about the Synergy program, see the Synergy website or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KSD Multi-tiered System of Support

What does Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) mean? 

Schools in the Kuna School District offer a variety of leveled supports for students.  Leaning supports are designed by school teams based on individual student needs and are provided in a coordinated manner.  

MTSS is based on the following principles:

  • Students who need additional academic, behavioral, language acquisition support or enrichment are identified early.
  • Identified students cam be provided supplemental and/or intensive supports for their specific needs in addition to quality core instruction.
  • Student progress is monitored frequently to determine if they are on track and making the expected gains.
  • Teachers and schools use data to change learnings supports when needed.    

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What supports could my child receive?

Learning supports generally fall into four categories. Click on the links to learn more about specialized programs.

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Learning supports in the Kuna School District are referred to by Tiers   

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Who is involved in MTSS? 

MTSS utilizes a team approach to provide a circle of support around a student. 

STUDENT - Students are encouraged to take ownership of their own learning. 

FAMILY - Parents or guardians are a child first teachers and are key players in their schooling.

CLASSROOM TEACHERS - The classroom teacher is responsible for providing quality Tier 1 instruction and is the first line of communication between school and home. 

INTERVENTIONISTS - KSD employs a variety of professionals with highly specialized skills and knowledge to help students.  Some examples of these specialists are Reading and Math Specialists, Special Education Teachers, English Language Teachers, School Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Pathologists, Counselors, Social Workersand Teaching Assistants.  

SCHOOL & DISTRICT TEAMS - Leadership teams, Grade-level teams, and Intervention teams meet regularly to coordinate efforts and resources.  

COMMUNITY PARTNERS - KSD works closely with a variety of both public and private community organizations to meet the needs of students.  Some examples are School Resource Officers, Idaho/Kuna Foodbank, United Way, Boys & Girls Club, Treasure Valley Education Partnership, Kuna Library, and the Department Health and Welfare 


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Superintendent Johnson's Newsletter


Superintendent Johnson's Newsletter

View the past and recent newsletters from Superintendent Johnson to patrons and employees:
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Rumors, Questions, Feedback


Rumors, Questions, Feedback

If you heard a rumor and want clarification or want to give feedback, please use the following link:
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School Alert Text Messaging


School Alert Text Messaging

Text Messaging is just another important tool Kuna School District is implementing as a way to communicate to parents.

District and Community eFlyers


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School and school district-approved eflyers will keep you informed about upcoming school activities, programs, and events.

  • KMS Student Led Conferences - Mar. 1  4-7 pm

    KHS & IPHS Parent Teacher Conferences - Mar. 6  4-7 pm

    End of Quarter 3 - Mar. 23

    Spring Break - NO SCHOOL - Mar. 26-30

    Kindergarten Open House - Apr. 25    2-7 pm

    6th Grade Portfolio Reflection Scoring (K-6 two hour early release) - Apr. 27

    No School (Teacher In Service) - May 11

    KHS Seniors Last Day - May 18

    KHS Graduation - May 24   3:30 at Idaho Center

    No School (Memorial Day) - May 28

    IPHS Graduation - May 30   5:30 pm at KPAC

    Last day of School (two hour early release) - June 1

  • kids hallwayNew Student Registration - 2017-18 School Year

    All new students registering for the 2017-18 school year, can complete the registration packet by clicking the following links which are available in both English and Spanish. If you have any questions, please check out the Online Enrollment FAQ

    KinderlogoKindergarten Registration - 2018-19 School Year

    The district offers a variety of schedules and programs in order to best meet the needs of families in our community.

    Kindergarten registration for the 2018/19 school year will open Feb. 1, 2018.

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    The Kuna Way Awards

    Please help us to celebrate our colleagues and community partners who are examples of practicing the Kuna Way.

    If you know of someone who should receive this award, please nominate this person via the website feedback link.

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Kuna Mission and Vision


The Kuna School District inspires each student to become a lifelong learner and a contributing, responsible citizen.


Working together with parents, community resources and educators, each student who graduates from the Kuna School District will have the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to have the future he/she desires.