PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Welcome to Utah Virtual Academy!

 

Utah Virtual Academy, A College and Career Academy UTVA is a charter school and is subject to the rules and regulations of the Utah State Board of Education. 

Mission Statement

Utah Virtual Academy students will attain superior academic achievement through parent involvement, innovative teaching and school accountability within a virtual environment that embraces individual learning styles.

Vision Statment

Our passionate commitment to individualized instruction leads us to reach all students at their own level, guiding each one to make real progress and to feel the joy of learning and achievement, both measured and intuitive.

​Challenging Minds – Creating Opportunities – Leading Change

UTVA provides a complete virtual educational experience for students. We offer a safe, open environment where your student knows they matter and can receive a quality education with certified teachers while in their home environment. We hold monthly outings for your student to meet and socialize with their peers and teachers. We pride ourselves on our caring staff and teachers ready to support your student’s academic success with individualized education plans.

UTVA is on an online public charter school with a set school schedule. The school year consists of 180 school days starting in August and ending in June. Students are required to log in and be in school unless indicated as a holiday or break by the school district. Please refer to our SCHOOL CALENDAR for approved holidays and breaks.

Our unique platform has specific expectations to ensure our students are committed and successful in fulfilling their school responsibilities.

Student Expectations

*If your enrollment is approved, you will need a computer and internet for your first day of school. If you qualify for and are expecting a school computer from K12 but have not yet received it by your first day of school, you will need to make arrangements to borrow a computer from a friend or family member or plan to use your local library to attend school.

    • Be on time
    • Come to class prepared and up to date on all required reading
    • Engage with teacher and other students
    • Be prepared with a working microphone
    • Be courteous and respectful to others

What are UTVA’s Daily Expectations?

  • Log in with student username and password
  • Attend and participate in Class Connects (CCs) at designated class times
  • Complete daily assignments and lessons
  • Communication with teachers/mentors via email, phone calls, texts read and respond to emails daily.
  • Learning Coach (LC) offers appropriate amount of support to student based on grade level (i.e. K-8 students require more support from LC’s

For more detailed information about expectations and UTVA policies, please refer to our school handbooks:

 

At UTVA, students are required to have a Learning Coach to help ensure that students are succeeding in the virtual environment. Typically the student’s guardian fills this role.  Here is an overview of Learning Coach responsibilities:

  1. Attend an orientation session for a general overview of the high school program.
  2. Log into the Online High School with your student so that you can learn the systems together.
  3. Help your student organize and prepare for this virtual setting. Arrange a designated area where the student has space to work. Also make sure that the computer and scanner/printer/fax machine are all in good working order. Help your student create a personal calendar each week to ensure that he or she has a plan to complete those weekly assignments. Monitor the student’s organization plan each week until your student has his or her routine in working order and is experiencing academic success.
  4. Log into both the Parent and Student Account Daily to read/check emails.
  5. Log into the parent account to log student attendance each day. Don’t forget to include time spent off-line that entails academics such as reading a novel, visiting a museum, or watching a history documentary. (These are just a few examples)
  6. Stay in regular communication with your student’s Counselor.
  7. Take advantage of parent training’s, meetings, and informative sessions.

Learning Coaches Log attendance daily for:

  • Time attending CCs
  • Time working on lessons & assignments
  • Extracurricular activities after daily classes and assignments are completed

Checking Student Progress:

​There are tools within the Online High School System environment that allow parent/learning coaches and students to quickly check student’s work, determine missing assignments, view midterm and final deadlines and grades, and access cumulative reports. Directions for accessing the report information is provided in the “Online Learning Course” assigned to each student.

I-Ready: 

​Student MUST complete I-Ready assessment diagnostic before students receive their courses. 

Strong Start: Once enrolled in our school you will be provided with a series of steps to help your student be successful at UTVA, These steps are simple, but required to be an active student.  It will walk the Learning Coach through account set up, required software for their computers, daily requirements, release forms, etc.  You must complete the Strong Start steps to remain enrolled at UTVA.

Learning Coach University: Each Learning Coach is required to complete the Learning Coach University training.  It is a collection of short videos designed to help you become comfortable with the online school. This required training will provide you with the tools and information needed to support your student(s) at UTVA to be successful!

*If your student’s enrollment is approved, you will need a computer and internet for your student’s first day of school.If you qualify for and are expecting a school computer from K12 but have not yet received it by your first day of school, you will need to make arrangements to borrow a computer from a friend or family member or plan to use your local library to attend school.