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 3 innovative public schools:

  • Gateway Preparatory Academy in Cedar City (visit site)

  • American Leadership Academy in Spanish Fork (full for 2014-15)

  • Provo eSchool in Provo School District (visit site)

All program requirements, details, schedules, courses, testing, student records, credits, IEPs, etc. are subject to the approval of the 3 partner schools.

 

Once accepted into the program and all enrollment paperwork has been submitted, parents work with our 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 in the four Core Areas:

    • 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 6-7 Period 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 (see details)

    • Williamsburg Academy (see details)

    • Onsite LEMI – full program (see details)

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

    • Early College Credit options (see details)

    • 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.

  • 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 (as needed)

  • Build a portfolio-of-work of best student projects (i.e. choose a few favorite projects mid-year and end-of-year to share with our partner schools as needed.)

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

  • OPTIONAL – Attend a mid-year Student Showcase Nights and other 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 all 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​

    • Each student has a Technology Allowance (up to $300/year) to use

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