My Tech High – Utah program 2014-15

Using a model that's been successfully implemented in many other states for years, My Tech High partners with innovative, accredited public schools to offer a personalized, tuition-free, distance education program for students ages 6 – 18.

 

All students are full-time, virtual students enrolled in one of these 2 innovative public schools:

  • Gateway Preparatory Academy in Cedar City (visit site)

  • Provo eSchool in Provo School District (visit site)

All program requirements, details, schedules, courses, testing, student records, credits, IEPs, etc. are directly supervised by staff from the public school of enrollment.

 

Once accepted into the program and all enrollment paperwork has been submitted to the public school staff, parents work with Utah Certified teachers and scheduling coordinators to define a highly personalized education plan for their child.

 

Utah Core Curriculum and Utah-Certified Teachers:

  • As required by the Utah State Office of Education (USOE), all students are provided access to curriculum which map directly to the Utah Core Curriculum Standards:

    • Math

    • English

    • Science

    • Social Studies

    • Plus, tech and entreprenuership, Fine Arts, PE, college prep, etc.

  • Additionally, every student is supported by a Utah-certified Teacher with the corresponding core area of endorsement.

Additional Educational Resources:

  • Students also receive additional resources as part of a supplemental, personalized schedule from a variety of providers below:

    • Rosetta Stone Online

    • ALEKS Math

    • BYU Independent Study

    • K12 Virtual with Provo eSchool

    • FuelEd/Aventa Learning by K12

    • CompassLearning Odyssey

    • Edgenuity

    • Edmentum – Reading Eggs

    • Lynda.com or TeamTreehouse.com or Pluralsight.com

    • Leadership Education Academy

    • APEX Learning

    • Utah Electronic High School

    • Williamsburg Intermediate

    • Williamsburg Academy

    • Onsite LEMI – full program

    • Tech Courses hosted in Canvas (including weekly, live "Tech Talks")

    • Early College Credit options

    • Onsite, dual enrollment with local district school (some restrictions apply)

  • Additional options also include various other providers, curriculum, supplies, and tutoring based on the needs of the individual child.

Program Requirements:

  • Per USOE, student must check-in each week with Utah-certified teacher to demonstrate progress.

  • Submit Weekly Learning Logs summarizing progress in each course (see sample)

  • Submit Weekly Attendance Record confirming active participation in each course

  • Attend Weekly Live "Tech Talks" with teachers and students

  • Build a portfolio-of-work of best student projects to share with others

  • Complete all required state tests: DIBELS and SAGE (read more here)

  • Attend a mid-year Student Showcase Nights and other monthly field trips

Additional Information:

  • All program requirements are subject to change at any time due to new state laws or policies updates.

  • Students interested in earning a high school diploma need to meet regularly with a school counselor to ensure all graduation requirements are met (see list and note that Utah specifically now requires Secondary Math I, II, III)

  • Students may participate in extra-curricular activities in local school

  • Students earn official public school credit for courses on their schedule

  • To maintain program flexibility, all grades are either Pass or Fail (0.0 GPA)

  • Calendar follows the standard public school schedule (Aug-May)

  • Students are required to have a computer, high-speed internet, and a webcam​

Important Note:  All materials, curriculum, technology are considered property of the public school of enrollment and must be returned (and all reimbursements repaid) if a student fails to adhere to all program requirements and/or withdraws at any time prior to the end of the school year.

 

2014-15 Program is full – Apply for next year