Preliminary Approved Charters

State Charter School Board

State Charter School Board

The Utah State Charter School Board met Thursday to make its selections of new charter school applications.

Here is what the charter board decided:

Utah Military Academy: This was the only application approved under 53A-1A-501.9, a law approved during the 2013 General Legislative Session. If given final approval by the Utah State Board of Education, the charter would open in fall 2014 in Layton with an enrollment of 360 students in grades seventh through 12th.

Four applicants received recommendations to open in the 2015-2016 school year.

MyOptions: is a K-12 Interactive Distance e-Learning School that uses the Idaho Distance Education
Academy (I-DEA) as its educational model.

Terra Academy: “An Individualized Learning Map and a Student Goal Declaration Sheet will be created for each
child that is as unique as the talents, intelligence and strengths the student brings to his or her
educational experience.” (K-12)

Vanguard Academy : This charter would provide a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) curricular program.  It would serve students in grades seventh through 12th.

GreenWood:  The Expeditionary Learning model would be used as a tool for teaching students in the classroom.  It would serve grades kindergarten through sixth.

Athenian eAcademy, Roots Charter High School, and iTech were asked to work with Charter Board staff to revise and improve their applications.

mStar Academies was not approved.

Those applications approved by the charter board will be considered by the Utah State Board of Education for final approval at an upcoming meeting.

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