Charter schools are public schools open to all students at no cost. According to the Utah State Office of Education, as of October 2014, there were 110 charter schools in Utah.
Representative Mia Love visited the school in March after another student wrote to her. Senior Amelia White wrote to the prime minister of England and received a letter in response.
Realizing the limited supply at her school, she has written several grants for technology equipment as well as books and materials needed for her students.
In September, about 50 South Jordan Elementary sixth-graders, in front of their peers and families, took an oath promising to keep the duties of their position on the school safety patrol.
Jordan Ridge Elementary students are getting the opportunity to experience what they are learning through field trips, Principal Cathy Anderson said.
About 100 Bingham High students will help transform the school’s auditorium stage to Oregon Territory as they present the musical, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.”
“The kids couldn’t tell me how they understood, and I know they were quite intelligent,” Winch said.
The Sept. 11 jog-a-thon allowed first- through fifth-grade students to run a course through the neighborhood, finishing in the back of the school, where kindergartners ran laps on the field.
Working together with Alta High principal Brian McGill and district counselor Tori Gillett, they formulated a plan to coordinate and collaborate between the two schools.