A Message from the Director
August 20, 2014
Dear School Community,
We are excited as we begin our third year at Valley Academy Charter. We have a superior faculty and staff, and are committed to offering our students and community a first class education. Our academics are strong, student centered and project based. Valley Academy has added two hundred new Chrome Books, giving all students access to a strong technological learning environment. Students at Valley Academy are instructed in the arts, social emotional intelligence, and have several elective classes offered throughout the day. Valley Academy now offers Spanish to all students, and for the first time busing is available for students. We welcome your ideas and input as we plan for the educational opportunities for our students, and your children. Please visit our school website and become acquainted with all that Valley Academy has to offer.
I am convinced the Utah Core Standards in math, Science and language arts are right for Utah students. These standards will better prepare our students for college and to be competitive in the global economy. These standards are in harmony with Utah values. Parents, teachers, and local school boards continue to control the curriculum choices that reflect these values. The Utah Core does not dictate curriculum. The Utah Core Standards set clear, grade-level expectations in math and language arts for students, Parents, and teachers. The standards do not tie Utah to any federal programs, grants, or assessment systems, and the Utah State Board of Education is free to change the Utah Core Standards at any time. These standards drive high quality instruction and expectations for all students.
Please take the opportunity to visit our school and see first hand what Valley Academy has to offer. It is people not programs that determine the quality of a school. We have great people!!
Director Valley Academy Charter School