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.
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.
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.
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.
*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.
What are UTVA’s Daily Expectations?
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:
Learning Coaches Log attendance daily for:
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.
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.