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Everything you wanted to know about Elevated Charter School!

Beyond "online school", Elevated Charter School brings a virtual classroom to your student, in your home, on the go, or wherever students need to learn. Students participate, on a secure platform, in live classes that include collaborative discussions with classmates, interactive learning activities, use of hands-on materials, and games, just like an in-person class. Outside of live classes, students engage in secure discussion boards, digital learning resources, and personalized projects. 

Elevated Teachers hold "office hours" to answer student questions and provide needed academic support. 

Does your student just need time outside of class to connect with friends? We got you! Elevated Teachers host virtual meet ups, clubs, and game sessions. Students can also securely message fellow students using our secure platform.

Beyond virtual learning, Elevated Charter School organizes in-person field trips around the state of Utah and in-person meet-ups based on geographic enrollment.

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Elevated Charter School opens for K-6th Grade in 2024.

We will expand to K-9 in 2025 and enroll all K-12 students by 2026.

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Elevated Charter School fits many different families and students. Virtual learning is a great fit for families who want flexibility, want to travel without missing class or coming back to a pile of catch up work. Elevated is a great option for competitive athletes and performers, providing live classes, accessible teachers, and flexibility in completing assignments.

No more missing class due to illness, health concerns, bad weather, traffic, or all the other obstacles that can occur. Students have everything at their fingertips, at home or on the go. All live classes are recorded, so if students miss or need to review, recordings are available.

Elevated Teachers can customize assignments to not only accommodate your student's schedule, but create assignments that build grade-level skills incorporating content that connects to your student's interests and activities. 

If needed, students can complete asynchronous curriculum, supported by weekly checkins with an Elevated Teacher.

Elevated Charter School provides each full-time student with a laptop equipped with wifi access and safety software, so your child can learn anywhere, and you can feel confident that it's engaging, interesting, and safe.

Read about some of students who can benefit from a virtual classroom in "Learner Profiles".

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Enrollment for the 2024/25 school year is OPEN NOW!

We are currently enrolling K-6 Utah students.

Elevated Charter School enrolls students year-round as space is available.

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Nope! Well, maybe if they love computers.

Each student's learning plan and schedule is designed in collaboration with your Elevated Cohort Teacher to meet your child's individual learning needs, outside scheduling needs, and family lifestyle.

If you need your students to be engaged most of the day, rest assured that Elevated's live and interactive classes are engaging, interactive, fun, and hands-on learning, with fun wiggle, stretch, and game breaks throughout live class time.

Live class meetings are recorded and available to students to view later if they missed all or part of a live class or need to review. We prefer recording live class meetings rather than uploading teacher-only videos, so students can see the whole learning dynamic of their whole class. Additional outside videos are also posted on the Student Learning Management System, so students have multiple ways in which to build skills and learn more about topics.

If your student has a busy schedule, they can complete assignments and projects offline with parent support or attend teacher office hours for guidance, academic support, or just chat. We also provide "guided courses", in which students work through skills & topics on their own, with support from an Elevated teacher.

Is your student or family on the go? No problem! Students are provided with laptops or tablets with dedicated, embedded internet, so they can log into live classes and access learning resources from anywhere.

Elevated classes require less sitting still than most classes, online or in person!

Students are welcome to stand up during class or sit in their favorite chair, or out on the porch for some fresh air. Live classes include hands-on activities, games, short videos, discussions, and wiggle breaks. 

If students need a break, they simply mute and turn off their camera and take their own break. Hurry back for all the learning fun when ready!

Live class meetings are scheduled 1 or 2 times per week with scheduled breaks between class times. Students have flexibility in completing follow up assignments (homework) so they can learn at the best times for them. Well fed, well rested, well played kids learn the most effectively.

Elevated's model is a great fit for students who are above or below grade level, in one subject or multiple subjects! Your Cohort Teacher works closely with you to create a learning plan that starts at the right place for your child. We want to challenge every student, while still building confidence and fostering a love for lifelong learning.

Elevated classes are individual subjects, so each student can create a schedule that includes skills and knowledge at the academic level that challenges but does not frustrate or discourage in each subject area. Many classes are taught to a range of ages/grades, which facilitates peer learning and teaching and a more natural learning environment. 

Teachers can individualize assignments to challenge students who are ready to work at a higher level or support students who need to build up some grade level skills. Students have choices in books to read, topics to explore deeper, and unit-end projects to inspire every student and help them succeed.

Your Cohort Teacher tracks grade level skills and provides support and resources as needed. Our focus in progress, not a finish line. Lifelong learning is our goal! Support can look like teacher office hours, digital software with games and activities, board and card games shipped to you. 

Elevated Charter School organizes in-person meet ups, activities, & field trips in regions throughout the state of Utah to accommodate as many students as possible. 

We also partner with outside educational vendors to provide tickets into locations such as zoos, museums, and educational venues and events to encourage every student's interests and natural curiosity. 

Elevated Cohorts are organized by region to facilitate field trips and in-person events with your Cohort class. As our enrollment in various regions grows, we will form additional Cohorts within smaller geographic regions.

Elevated Charter School provides every student with a laptop or tablet equipped with internet access and safety software. If you live in an area that has no internet access, our amazing Tech Team at ETS will work with you to ensure your student can access live classes and all digital  resources. 

Absolutely! Elevated's model works well for students who have special learning, behavior, and/or health needs. Your Cohort Teacher partners with you to create a learning plan that fits your child's needs. 

Many students who struggle to participate in other classes thrive when they can take their own breaks as needed, control the volume of the class for themselves, turn on closed-captions, and even learn from bed if needed.

Elevated has a wonderful SPED Director with a background in psychology who will review your current IEP or 504, or help you determine if your student needs those supports. Many students attend SPED classes and one-on-one support through Zoom, but if your child needs in-person services then we will contract with a provider near you.