Welcome to Ignite Family Academy!

  • Orange & Red Dragon and Ignite Dragons textWe opened in 2021 and provide in-person classes and collaborate with families on their at-home learning.


Unique things we do at Ignite

    • Teachers collaborate with NTPS families on their at-home learning.
    • In-person classes are offered and taught by qualified NTPS teachers.
    • Learning is customized to meet families' needs
    • Family Advisory Board: these monthly meetings will provide parents an opportunity to discuss and plan for clubs and field experiences for students
    • Clubs: clubs will be organized that correspond with student interest, tapping into the knowledge of our families & staff to help assist and lead them
    • Events: we offer events throughout the year that provide positive school connections

Current Goals

  • Academic Gap Goal

    • In the 2023-24 spring Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) in the content area of English Language Arts (ELA), we will increase passage rates in each grade level by at least 15% for 3rd through 8th grades from spring 2022-23 results. In addition, we will increase the percentage of Ignite students who take the 2023-24 SBA by at least 15% from the number who took it in spring 2022-23.

    Gap Goal

    • In the annual EES Family Survey (April 2024), Ignite Family Academy will improve from 52% percent positive response on the statement “Our school engages in difficult conversations about race, gender, oppression, and discrimination” to at least 75% percent positive response.

    Download the whole School Improvement Plan >> (PDF) Updated fall 2023

Mission Statement

  • To provide innovative and hands-on learning experiences that encourage students to question and explore the world around them. We partner with our families to educate, inspire, and empower our students to be leaders and lifelong learners.

Community Involvement

  • At Ignite, the strong support of our families is how the school operates! Volunteering opportunities are being formed but may include mentoring, forming & running a club, participation in events and field experiences, and more.

Community Feedback



  • Total Budget for 2021-22: $906,341

    Building Expenditure Per Pupil: $19,797.75


Building History

  • Ignite Family Academy

    We are located in the Bower Learning Center, at 4111 6th Ave NE, Lacey, which was constructed in 1971 and was originally the North Thurston High School library, salvaged from the campus when it was fully demolished in 1983. It served as a community meeting space and office space and was eventually used as a professional development space until 2021 when it was remodeled into a school environment for the launch of Ignite Family Academy. The building is named after Frank Bower, the first Principal at North Thurston High School.