Letter from Our Head of School

Dear Parents,

As a publicly funded online charter school, the Utah Virtual Academy (UTVA) makes it easy for you to be an active participant in your child's education. UTVA families receive a complete curriculum, lesson planning programs, books and instructional materials, the use of a computer if needed, subsidized Internet access, and the guidance of a highly qualified, licensed teacher. In short, everything you need for an excellent education.

The Utah Virtual Academy uses the world-class K12 curriculum. With this innovative learning program, UTVA provides an education that meets or exceeds state standards, and students demonstrate their knowledge and skills through state standardized tests.

While UTVA has requirements for grade advancement, the K12 learning program allows families and teachers to work together to help students maximize their academic potential and allow greater flexibility than what is typically possible in traditional schools.

But UTVA is not only about lessons. Elementary teachers organize school outings to museums, roller- and ice-skating parks, local zoos, and other interesting and enjoyable sites. Older students participate in a variety of activities, including clubs, student government, dances, and even graduation ceremonies. These events bring families together and create real connections within the UTVA community.

Not only are we proud of our school, but we also believe that it is a profoundly good choice for families who are interested in getting actively involved in their children's education. We hope to welcome you soon to the Utah Virtual Academy community.

Best regards,

William Johnston
Acting Head of School