General FAQs

What grades are offered by Utah Virtual Academy (UTVA)?

The Utah Virtual Academy offers full-time enrollment for grades K-12. Through the Public Education Online option, individual, tuition-free online courses are also available to any Utah high school student, statewide, who is currently attending either a public school within his or her resident district, a private school, or a state-approved charter school. Students who are home schooled may also enroll.

What subjects will my child study?

Does the program provide textbooks and other instructional materials?

Will my child have the same graduation opportunities as students in traditional public schools?

Can my child work at their own pace?

What happens if my K–8 student completes a course mid-year?

If a K–8 student enrolls mid-year, do they start partway through a course?

How much time do students spend on the computer?

Do you provide curriculum for children with special needs?

Depending on your child’s IEP, we should be able to tailor instruction to meet your child’s needs. To discuss your child’s needs with us, please contact our office, and we will put you in touch with our special education team.

Can you accommodate the accelerated learning needs of my advanced learner?

How do students interact socially?

Throughout the year, students are invited to participate in school outings, field trips (e.g., to historical sites, museums, zoos), picnics, and other social events. We expect local clusters of students and parents to get together on a regular basis in their areas. We also are exploring new ways to interact socially using the powerful reach of the internet. The online Family Directory provides a way for families to network with families in their region of the state. With online discussions and forums, new types of communities can be formed that are based not on geography and place but on shared interests.

Will this program intrude into my home?

There are no home visits as part of the program, and there are no other intrusions into your home.

Can my child take courses with Utah Virtual Academy part-time while enrolled in another school?

How do I enroll in the part-time option through the Statewide Online Education Program (SOEP) for grades 7–12?