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Champion Utah archer finds educational flexibility with Utah Online School

Champion Utah archer finds educational flexibility with Utah Online School

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Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all education. And for Utah students who need to customize their academic plans, Utah Online School makes that possible. With almost two decades of experience providing online learning, UOS is a front-runner in providing critical education to students throughout the state.

Each year, thousands of Utah students benefit from the wide range of options Utah Online School provides.

One example of a student taking advantage of the flexibility of a Utah Online School schedule is Abby Winterton, who was 15 when she won her first national archery title. As a member of the U.S.Archery team, a rigorous competitive schedule made it difficult to meet all the requirements of a traditional school.

As a part-time student, Abby credited Utah Online School with allowing her to fit her schoolwork around her practice and competitions. She said she has been able to study on the road, at a friend's house and even in a park.

Abby told Utah Online School that winning her first national championship "was everything I had been working towards and trying not to give up on. When I saw that my hard work had finally paid off it just had me on top of the world for a couple days.

"Balancing school and archery has luckily been a pretty simple thing for me. All of my teachers have been super great to work with and have helped me the whole way."

Champion Utah archer finds educational flexibility with Utah Online School
Photo: Utah Online School and USA Archery

In addition to flexible schedules, there are many ways Utah Online School can help students across the state. And as a Utah public school, classes are free to Utah students.

Grade replacement

Sometimes life brings unexpected events that interfere with students' learning and ability to maintain their GPA and academic goals. Luckily, Utah allows students to replace grades on their transcripts through the grade replacement program.

Enrolling with Utah Online School, students can replace courses whenever it works best for their schedule.

"My grades have suffered in a couple of classes and I was able to replace these grades taking Utah Online courses," said one student. "It felt so great to submit my transcript to colleges this year, it really showed who I am as a student."

To ensure your student follows the correct procedure for grade replacement at their boundary school, they will need to speak with their counselor.

Credit recovery

Even for students who struggle or fail classes in school, hope is not lost. Utah Online School offers credit recovery to help students across the state get back on track for graduation.

While it's available all year, summer is a great time to take advantage of the credit recovery program. For a flat $50 fee, students can recover as many courses as they want during a nine-week session. As soon as a course is complete, they can start a new one, which allows students the opportunity to complete courses as quickly as they are able. They'll also have daily help from mentors.

Schools across the state trust Utah Online School and routinely refer students seeking makeup or original credit.

Flexibility for all Utah students

It's been more than a decade since the Utah Legislature approved a Statewide Online Education Program that allows "eligible students to earn middle school and high school graduation credit through the completion of publicly funded online courses."

Many parents and students don't realize that the program allows students in any district in the state to create a personalized education plan that combines in-person and online courses. Taking advantage of this option provides families flexibility in scheduling and curriculum.

Even with the current school year underway, students have options for taking courses from UOS while still attending their local school. No matter the situation, UOS can support the needs of students through its expansive course offerings and supportive learning environment.

Champion Utah archer finds educational flexibility with Utah Online School
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A tried-and-true option for online education

If the idea of online and in-person blended education is appealing, but you don't know where to start, Utah Online School has perfected the process.

UOS serves 10,000-plus students yearly with more than 150 teachers, counselors and staff. In more than 15 years, the cumulative total of students served has exceeded 110,000. Along the way, UOS has achieved a course completion rate exceeding 90% and a graduation rate of more than 95%.

Learn anywhere with Utah Online School and get school credit

Utah Online School is currently enrolling for winter courses. With nearly 70 course options (and a list that is always growing), there is almost always an opportunity for individual flexibility.

At many Utah high schools, popular elective courses are often restricted to seniors or are filled by random selection because demand far exceeds available slots. That's not a problem at Utah Online School. In fact, Utah Online School offers far more courses than many boundary schools.

In addition to traditional subjects like reading, art, history and math, Utah Online School has classes like computer science, programming, coding, world languages (20-plus), music (guitar, ukulele, music theory and more), wildlife and marine biology, honors courses and ACT prep and drivers education.

Utah Online School achieves student success by tailoring learning to student needs with the support of certified teachers, adult mentors, and counselors. Best of all, Utah Online School is an accredited public school, free to Utah students.

Enroll today in Utah's premier online school, serving K12 students with both full or part-time options.

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