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Online/Virtual Schools (Public)

Within Utah's Public School System there are several virtual school programs. These programs provide online instruction for students outside of traditional classrooms.

Utah's Public Virtual School Programs

COSTS
Tuition costs are paid by the State through taxpayer funds. In addition, students are responsible for the costs of consumable materials and other supplies.

TEACHERS
Most Public Virtual Schools are designed for parents to assume the role of instructor with certified instructors available for support. The Electronic High School does not require parents to provide instruction, and students are required to work independently under the supervision of certified teachers.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE
K-12 students throughout the state of Utah, whether in public, private or home school environments may participate in online public schools.

HOW TO ENROLL
The enrollment process varies between school programs.

For More Info

  • North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL): www.nacol.org

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Alpine Online

Alpine Online is a K-8 school for district residents who are primarily home schooled. The school’s goal is to provide support for the parent, who is the primary instructor of the student. Using a rigorous curriculum provided by K12, parents and students have access to a full set of core courses.

COSTS
Tuition costs are paid by the Alpine School District through taxpayer funds. In addition, students are responsible for the costs of consumable materials and other supplies.

TEACHERS
Parents are the primary teacher for this program, although each family will be assigned a certified teacher to act as a coach and to supervise the student's program.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Students in grades K-8 that are residents of Alpine School District.

HOW TO ENROLL
Interested students apply on the K12 web page. After all the paperwork and placement tests are complete, students will be enrolled in the the program. Materials will be shipped to the student's home prior to the start of the school year.

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Davis Online K-8

Davis Online is a public school program that is taught in the home by the parent using an online virtual education program for students in grades K-8. Davis Online uses a program called K12, and parents work through the curriculum under the supervision and coaching of a certified teacher.

COSTS
Tuition costs are paid by the State through taxpayer funds. In addition, students are responsible for the costs of consumable materials and other supplies.

TEACHERS
Parents are the primary teacher for this program, although each family will be assigned a certified teacher to act as a coach and to supervise the student's program.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE
K-8 students living in Davis, Salt Lake, Granite, Jordan, Ogden, Weber, Morgan, Box Elder, Cache, Logan, and Rich school districts.

HOW TO ENROLL
Interested students must complete the application and bring or mail it to the Davis School District office. Enrollment begins in April for the following school year. Once all of the paperwork has been received, students must also register with the vendor, K12. Prior to the start of the school year, materials will be shipped to each student's home and students will be assigned a certified teacher.

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The Open High School of Utah

The Open High School of Utah (OHSU) is an online charter high school, offering an incredible curriculum, personalized learning experiences, and the flexibility of studying from your home or wherever else you may be. And because the Open High School of Utah is a public high school, there's no cost to attend.

The teaching approach is heavily influenced by service learning, meaning that students "learn by doing" as they work in and strengthen their local communities.

COSTS
Charter schools are public schools and cannot charge tuition.  The cost of attending OHSU is paid by the State through taxpayer funds.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE
OHSU is open to students living anywhere in Utah.  OHSU will open for 9th grade in fall 2009. 10th grade will be added in 2010; 11th grade in 2011; and 12th grade in 2012.  125 students will be accepted in each grade based on a lottery drawing.

HOW TO ENROLL
OHSU is currently accepting applications for enrollment in the 2009-10 school year.  To enroll, go to http://openhighschool.org/?q=node/5

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Uintah Navigators

Uintah Navigators is an online K-8 school. The school’s goal is to provide support for the parent, who is the primary instructor of the student. Using a rigorous curriculum provided by K12, parents and students have access to a full set of core courses. The Uintah Navigators School also organizes field trips and other activities for students.

COSTS
Tuition costs are paid by the State through taxpayer funds. In addition, students are responsible for the costs of consumable materials and other supplies.

TEACHERS
Parents are the primary teacher for this program, although each family will be assigned a certified teacher to act as a coach and to supervise the student's program.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Uintah Navigators provides service to K-8 students in areas including Monticello, Blanding, Roosevelt, Myton, Neola, and some on the Wastach Front.

HOW TO ENROLL
Interested students apply on the K12 webpage. After all the paperwork and placement tests are complete, students will be enrolled in the the program. Materials will be shipped to the student's home prior to the start of the school year.

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Utah Electronic High School (EHS)

The Utah Electronic High School (EHS) allows students to take internet-driven high school classes moving at their own pace. Classes typically take up to 6 months, and can be taken in conjunction with public, private, or home school curriculums. EHS typically does not grant diplomas, although they are able to award diplomas to students who are home-schooled exclusively, those who have dropped out of school and their class has graduated, and district referrals.

COSTS
Tuition is paid by the state through taxpayer funds, however, there may be a fee for textbooks or other course materials, or for a certified proctor for final tests.

TEACHERS
EHS teachers are licensed teachers with endorsements to teach their specific subject area.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE
All high school aged Utah residents are able to take classes from EHS.

HOW TO ENROLL
Students interested in taking courses from EHS must first set up an account on the EHS web page. Students may then enroll in one or more of the available courses. Courses are typically designed to be finished in a 6 month period, and students are encouraged to work at their own pace with minimal supervision.

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Utah UPSTART (Pre-School)

Utah UPSTART is an online pilot program for pre-schoolers.  The program uses online software developed by the Waterford Institute and is funded by the state of Utah.  The program consists of 15 minute lessons that pre-school students complete 5 days a week.

COSTS
Tuition costs are paid by the state of Utah through taxpayer funds.

TEACHERS
All of the lessons are taught through online software.  Parents have access to training and support to make the most of the program.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE
To be eligible, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • is 4 or 5 years old
  • has not yet entered kindergarten
  • currently resides in Utah

HOW TO ENROLL
Interested students apply online at www.utahupstart.org/apply_now.html>> or call 1-800-669-4533.

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Utah Virtual Academy (UTVA)

The Utah Virtual Academy (UTVA) is an online charter school serving students statewide in grades K-12. UTVA uses the K12 program to facilitate parents as primary teachers with support from K12 and UTVA. UTVA organizes outings throughout the school year for students enrolled in their program.

COSTS
Charter schools are public schools and cannot charge tuition.  The cost of attending UTVA is paid by the State of Utah through taxpayer funds.

TEACHERS
Parents are the learning coach for this program, although each family will be assigned a certified teacher to supervise the student's program.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE
K-12 students throughout the state of Utah.

HOW TO ENROLL
Interested students apply on the school's website. After all the paperwork and placement tests are complete, students will be enrolled in the the program. Materials will be shipped to the student's home prior to the start of the school year.

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Washington Online School

Washington Online is a K-8 school. The school’s goal is to provide support for the parent, who is the primary instructor of the student. Using a rigorous curriculum provided by K12, parents and students have access to a full set of core courses. The Washington Online school also organizes field trips and other activities for students.

COSTS
Tuition costs are paid by the Washington School District through taxpayer funds. In addition, students are responsible for the costs of consumable materials and other supplies.

TEACHERS
Parents are the primary teacher for this program, although each family will be assigned a certified teacher to act as a coach and to supervise the student's program.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE
K-8 students in Washington School District.

HOW TO ENROLL
Interested students apply on the K12 web page. After all the paperwork and placement tests are complete, students will be enrolled in the the program. Materials will be shipped to the student's home prior to the start of the school year.

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