- August 30 – JH Boy Soccer Tryouts (Parkway Park) 3:45 pm-5:30 pm
- August 30 – HS Girls Soccer vs APA Draper (Centennial Park Sports Complex) 4pm-5:30pm
- August 30 – Dance Company and Ballroom Parent Meeting 7pm-8pm
- August 31 – JH Girls Volleyball Tryouts (Large Gym) 2:30pm-4:30pm
- August 31 – 11th Grade Hike 12:45 pm-4:30 pm
- September 1 – 5th Grade Friendship Event 11:25 am-2:05pm
- September 1 – Sistem Ensemble Day (Multipurpose Room) 2:35 pm-3:50 pm
- September 1 – HS Girls Volleyball vs Maeser Prep (Large Gym) 4pm-8:30pm
- September 2 – Spirit Wear Day
- September 2 – HS Girls Soccer vs Granger (Centennial Park Sports Complex) 4pm-5:30pm
- September 3 – HS Cross Country Timpanogos Invitational (Lakeside Sports Park) 830am – 12pm
- September 5 – Labor Day- No School
- September 6 – HS Girls Volleyball at Maeser Prep 4pm-8pm
- September 7 – 4-6 Builders Assembly (Small Gym) 8am
- September 7 – K-3 Builders Assembly ( Multipurpose Room) 8am
- September 7 – Secondary Builders Assembly (Large Gym) 12:45pm-2pm
- September 8 – 6th Grade Take Flight Even (Multipurpose Room & Small Gym)
- September 8 – Sistema Carnival 2:30 pm
- September 8 – HS Girls Volleyball (St. Joseph’s) 4:30pm-8:30pm
- September 9 HS Girls Soccer at N. Summit 4pm-5:30pm
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We would like to announce tryout dates for JH Boys Soccer and JH Girls Volleyball. Tryouts are open to all 5th-8th graders. We also have Cross Country running happening as well but is only open to 6-8th graders. Cross Country meets in the Cafeteria right after school.
JH Girls Volleyball tryouts will be Monday and Tuesday, August 29th and 30th. Tryouts will be held after school in the small gym, 3:30 to 5:30 both days.
JH Boys Soccer tryout will also be Monday and Tuesday, August 29th and 30th. Tryout will be held after school at Parkway Park, 3:45 to 5:30 both days.
There are some changes and some clarifications I would also like to make everyone aware of at this time.
- There will be no fee for JH sports this year.
- All athletes are required to have a doctor’s physical before playing in their first game.
- There will be at least 2 teams; A team is 7/8th grade and C team 5/6th grade. Students can play up but cannot play down. If we have enough students there may be a 3rd, B team.
- We will not be providing transportation this year for JH sports due to transportation costs. We know this is very unfortunate and may be difficult for some but we encourage you to reach out to other parents and establish car pools for transportation. We will have a mandatory parent meeting shortly after tryouts to help with this and to relay all other necessary information.
If you are interested in helping out with these or any other sports please let me know. We are always in need of willing parents.
11th Grade Hike
Our 11th Grade Hike is on Wednesday, August 31st from 12:45-4:30pm. We will be doing Wild Rose Trail Viewpoint. This hike is a little less than 2 miles roundtrip with about a 500 foot elevation gain. Students will be able to wear jeans, polo, and comfortable hiking shoes. We will provide beef hot dogs and s’mores for the students after the hike! Permission slips are required to attend and are due to the Character Development office by Friday, August 26th.
How the lottery works
Once you have applied for your student to attend our school, your online application will be held in the General Applicant Pool until such a time as we have a vacancy. Your application will then be included with all other applications in the General Applicant Pool in a random drawing to fill that vacancy. Students are accepted into charter schools by lottery, which is state mandated.
If you have applied and you don’t hear from us, it’s not too late to enroll at American Prep. We fill vacant seats up until the first day of school. You will be notified by phone or email if your student has been selected through the lottery. The registrar will not have any additional information.
REMINDER TO ORDER LUNCH FOR SEPTEMBER
We wanted to explain to our new families – all school meals must be pre-ordered. Our sack lunches are prepared off-site, and we only deliver enough meals for those who have placed an order.
The deadline to order lunch for Tuesday, September 6, 2022 is Tuesday, September 1st. Please log on and order before the long 3 day weekend.
Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
- MEALS WILL NOT BE FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS during the 2022-23 school year.
- If your student comes for a lunch and your status is PAID you will be charged as follows:
- K-5 $2.65
- 6-12 $2.95
- If you have not done so already, we ask all families to complete a Free/Reduced Lunch application: https://www.americanprep.org/school-lunch-program/eligibility/
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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Our parent surveys consistently express confidence and overwhelming satisfaction with our teachers at American Prep. In accordance with state regulation, all APA teachers are licensed through one of three licensing paths: Professional, Associates and LEA specific. Parents are welcome at any time to request information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers including: 1) whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction or whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; 2) the baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and 3) whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
District Parent and Family Engagement Policy
American Prep recognizes that parent and family engagement is key to student achievement. We provide many opportunities for parents and family members to participate in, and stay informed of, their student’s academic achievement. American Preparatory Academy trains staff annually during pre-service and teacher academy on how to communicate, build meaningful connections, and otherwise involve parents/families and the school. These topics are reinforced during professional development opportunities throughout the year as needed. Additional details regarding Parent and Family Engagement are available in the annual Parent-Student Handbooks (PSHB) which are distributed annually, posted on the school websites, and available in Spanish at our West Valley campuses. For the full District Parent and Family Engagement Policy, please refer to this link on the Policy page of the americanprep.org website.
School Parent and Family Engagement Policies
School Parent Involvement Policies vary slightly by campus and are located within the Parent-Student Handbooks https://www.americanprep.org/parent-student-handbooks/. These Handbooks are distributed annually to parents and are now accessible on the APA website under the Parent Library drop-down tab. West Valley Parent-Student Handbooks will be available in Spanish.
Mandated Assessments and Opt-Outs
American Preparatory recognizes that Standardized Testing is an essential tool for measuring student learning and teacher success. The data obtained from these assessments may be utilized by teachers and administrators to review student academic progress, plan instruction, and share with students and parents. Summative assessments allow for data to be used in public reporting about school quality. Parent’s may opt-out of most state standardized tests by submitting a Parental Exclusion form to the Academic Director.
The Character Development team is looking forward to these ambassador events coming up:
- Thursday Sept. 1st 5th grade Friendship
- Thursday Sept. 8th 6th grade Take Flight
- Thursday Sept. 15th Constitution Day — if your child has a part please practice with them so they are comfortable and familiar with it by that day.
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USBE Special Needs Scholarship Opportunity
School districts and Charter schools are required by Utah Law, 53A1a-704(10), to inform parents of students with IEPs enrolled in public schools, of the availability of a scholarship to attend a private school through the Carson Smith Scholarship Program. The Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship Program (CSS) provides tuition assistance for those who would qualify for special education and related services in public schools, preschool eligible special needs students enrolled in ineligible private schools. The scholarship is for students through 12th grade (3-21 year of age), whose parents choose an eligible private school. For more information on the scholarship, deadline schedule and funding schedule, please visit https://www.schools.utah.gov/specialeducation/programs/carsonsmithscholarship