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Proud To Be NSD

ICAT has 28 different pathways in areas students can choose from.

NSD at a Glance

  • 13,560 Spirited Students
  • 1,675 Committed Staff Members
  • 2,673 Dual Credit Courses Taken
  • 24 High-Quality Schools
  • 94 Square Miles of Superior Learning Facilities

Why Choose iCAT?

ICAT (Idaho Center for Advanced Technology) is the Career & Technical Center of the Nampa School District. Programs within ICAT are physically housed within the three comprehensive high schools and students can travel to and from their home high school to attend these programs. CTE Coursework is designed to prepare students for industry certifications, a seamless transition on to postsecondary technical colleges, or industry skills applicable to employment readiness. 
ICAT offers career technical programs in the following career clusters: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Business and Marketing Education; Engineering and Technology Education; Family and Consumer Sciences, and Human Services; Health Professions and Public Safety; Middle School: First Steps; Individualized Occupational Training (IOT); and Trades and Industry. Admission to these programs is based on interest and aptitude, age appropriateness and class space availability. 
Overall, Nampa School District is committed to providing a comprehensive and engaging education to all students, regardless of their background or learning style.  

NSD's Strategic Vision

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Our Mission and Vision

Mission: The mission of the Nampa School District is to ensure high levels of achievement for every student.

Vision: Every student is fully engaged in extraordinary learning experiences, preparing for successful transition to the next stage of life.


Upcoming Events

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Night Around the World Gala

Support the Nampa Schools Foundation at this evening celebrating our students, their heritage and their future exploration. Tickets are available at