New charter tools and schools

A Facebook post from the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools earlier today linked to a great resource for parents interested in sending their children to charter schools on their national association’s website. It also reminded me that a similar tool was recently added to the Utah State Office of Education’s Charter School website. USOE’s charter school directory lets you search for Utah charter schools on in a Google map format or by zip code. It’s a handy tool that parents should have at their fingertips.

Parents interested in public charter schools should also note some changes to the roster for the upcoming school year. There are even more options to choose from. Here’s a list of new charter schools the Utah State Board of Education has approved to open this fall:

American Preparatory Academy – Accelerated School
Physical Address:
3636 West 3100 South
West Valley City, UT 84119
Mailing Address: (until building is completed)
12892 South Pony Express Road
Draper, UT 84020-9273
(801) 553 – 8500
Grades: K – 12
Students: 570
*School located in Granite School District

Alianza Academy
420 E South Temple, Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 953-1157
Grades: K – 8
Students: 500
*School located in multiple school districts

Utah Connections Academy
525 West 465 North, Suite 100
Providence, UT 84332
(800) 382-6010
Grades: K – 12
Students: 350
Ultimate enrollment: K – 12, 1250 students
*Virtual school serving students statewide

Baer Canyon High School
576 S 200 E
Kaysville, UT 84037
(801) 725-6468
Grades: 10 – 11
Students: 720
Ultimate enrollment: 10 – 12, 1080 students
*School located in Davis School District

Endeavor Hall
PO Box 70568
West Valley City, UT 84170
(801) 703-5416
Grades: 1 – 6
Students: 300
Ultimate enrollment: K – 9, 750 students
*School located in Granite School District

There is one more change parents should be aware of. Success School, located in the Granite District is the only one of Utah’s charter schools slated to close its doors this fall.

Updated directory information about all Utah public charter schools can be found at More information on Utah’s charter schools is outlined in the annual report here: Here are some frequently asked questions about public charter schools: And here is a simple comparison between traditional public schools, charter public schools and private schools:

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