Kindergarten – Friday, May 19 – Zoo – 9:30-3:00 – Friday Attire
1st Grade – Friday, May 26 – Aquarium & Scheels – 10:00-3:15 – Friday Attire
2nd Grade – Friday, May 26 – Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork & Park – 8:20-3:15 – Friday Attire
3rd Grade – Friday, May 26 – Landfill & Water Treatment Plant – 9:00-3:00 – Friday Attire
Kindergarten – Friday, June 2 – 9:00 am
1st Grade – Thursday, June 1 – 6:00 pm
2nd Grade – Friday, June 2 – 6:00 pm
3rd Grade – Wednesday, May 30 – 7:00 pm
4th Grade – Tuesday, May 30 – 6:00 pm
5th Grade – Wednesday, June 7 – 6:00 pm
6th Grade – Monday, June 5 – 6:00 pm
Only 1 week left to get your APA Yearbook! For pricing or to order online right now use this link: http://ybk.bz/APA-WV1 You can also place your order at the front office. Order before Spring Break so you don’t miss the deadline! (Order deadline April 17th)
Stop by and support the campuses of American Preparatory Academy! Fill your Easter baskets (it’s April 16th this year!) or pick out a title for your student’s classroom!
Our book fair will be at Barnes & Noble this saturday. Can’t make it? Visit this website: BN.com/bookfairs to support us online between 3/18/17-3/23/17 Just enter the Bookfair ID# 12094579 at checkout, and a percentage of your purchase will benefit our schools!
Here are the 2016-2017 Student-Parent Handbooks!
Dear Parents and Students,
We are so excited to be at the beginning of another amazing year at American Prep! We have been busy preparing our school to ensure a wonderful experience for your student(s) this year.
You will recall that at the end of last year, parents were invited to fill out a Parent Survey. We had a 3rd party collate all of those responses, and we spent significant time this summer reviewing our parent feedback. We have made several substantive changes as a result of your feedback. Thank you for your willingness to share your ideas and thoughts!
1. We have had a lot of feedback regarding Reading University (RU). As a result, Reading University has been altered in several ways. We now will allow students to choose one book per term that is “off-list”. Also, students may count books read to them in all grades (with some stipulations for secondary students). We are also working to increase the books on the RU list (we’d love some volunteer parent readers!). RU lists are easily found on our new website, under each campus site.
2. Friday Casual Uniform Day – due to parent requests, we have brought back Friday Casual Day! Students may wear navy polos on Fridays and forego the ties. Staff also may wear collared shirts on Fridays without ties.
3. Homework loads – we have done quite a bit of reading, listening and consulting on this topic. We received a WIDE RANGE of parental input on this topic, from parents who feel their children could do more, to parents who feel their children are over-loaded. So we feel it is important to increase the opportunity parents have to report homework loads to the school staff so that we can adjust as needed based on real homework-load data. We have developed ways to record homework completion times on learning plans (elementary) and in planners (secondary). We have also asked secondary teachers to list how long they anticipate a homework assignment should take, along with the assignment itself, so students can begin to align their efforts to the expectation, and so parents and students can let teachers know if their estimates are inaccurate. We will continue to report back to parents on this topic as the year progresses.
It is our aim to make our school the best possible experience for your student. Thank you for providing feedback and ideas to assist us in our efforts!
We were recently featured in Enlase Latino Magazine for our Veterans Day assembly. They This is What they wrote:
“The colors red, white and blue fluttered from the entrance. A row of cars waited patiently as the honorees, men and women who gave part of their life in service for they wonderful country, entered through the main entrance of American Preparatory Academy.
The assembly started with the pledge and the Star Spangled Banner the the voice of 575 children from kindergarten to 9th grade filled all of the space to give a hearty thanks to those who proudly called veterans, for having the courage and bravery to serve in different branches in the Armed Forces. One of the surprises of the day was when Brad Sheneman a USMC Veteran and Director of Jr. High, made a special mention about a person who participated in World War II and set of a standing ovation from all the attendees.” (This was actually mentioned by Howard Headlee who is one of our founding members and read the list of Veterans)
“This emotional moment was attended by over 800 people including teachers, children, and families of Veterans.”
Thank you Enlase Latino Magazine for recognizing and highlighting our wonderful Veterans!
We have finished our Winterim in the Junior High and are back on our regular schedule. The students loved learning a variety of classes offered by each of our faculty. Some of the classes we were able to offer included Heroes and Villains of the American Revolution, Computer Programming, Rock Climbing, Leadership Development, and many more. We will try and have some photos of the students activities online but you can look forward to seeing more photos in their yearbooks.
Now that those classes are over we are back in full swing and students are preparing for their SAGE testing in two weeks.
American Preparatory Academy is now re enrolling CURRENTLY ENROLLED students for the 2015-2016 school year and accepting applications for siblings and transfers.
Please keep in mind that completing this form is NOT a guarantee of placement for your students at your requested location or a guarantee that siblings will be enrolled.
In accordance with Board of Education policy, we are now accepting applications for currently enrolled students to re enroll for the 2015-16 school year. In accordance with the policy, students that do not notify American Prep at this time that they intend to withdraw and enroll in a District School or another Charter School MAY BE DENIED ADMISSION TO THE DISTRICT OR OTHER CHARTER SCHOOL. Your honesty at this time is much appreciated.
To be accepted under the sibling priority status, the applying student must share at least one parent on the birth certificate. Cousins, aunts, uncles, and neighbors will not be accepted. Seats will be filled upon availability beginning on FEBRUARY 1ST for secondary and JUNE 1st for elementary.
All applications received on or before the application deadline will be eligible for enrollment. In the case that more applications are received then space is available, a lottery of sibling kindergarten students will be held. You will be notified by FEBRUARY 20th of your K student’s enrollment status.
American Preparatory Academy allows priority enrollment status for students transferring between APA locations. Students will receive priority AFTER staff students and siblings enrolled at that location. A very small number of students requesting a transfer will receive placement. Families will be notified when their transfer application has been approved. In order to qualify for transfer, families must complete this form and meet all the qualifications and standards for promotion (see Parent/Student Handbook). Transfer students will be notified of their approval beginning JUNE 1st.
Please contact the main office if you have any questions regarding the information on this page or the attached application.
Draper High School
Due to our difficulties in securing access to our Draper school via the public road of 11950 S., the Draper High School construction has been postponed; however, Draper 2 will still include 11th grade in the 2015-2016 school year. We encourage interested parents to monitor this website for news items related to this issue. When American Prep shows up on the Draper City Council’s agenda, we will post notice of it in our “Latest News” section of the website.
West Valley 2 Expansion
This summer we hope to expand the western end of the West Valley 2 campus by approximately 6 classrooms. This part of the building has always been in the plans to provide a more comfortable learning environment for our students and staff, but we have lacked the financing to do so. We hope to secure this financing by the end of this school year. This expansion will not provide room for additional enrollment at the campus, but it will allow us to run our complete array of award-winning programs at full capacity.
Currently, American Prep – Las Vegas is renting a facility in the western part of the city. This facility has the capacity of only 400 students. This is a temporary facility that we secured when we were not able to get permits for a new construction in time to start this school year. The new campus will be conveniently located off of 215 at the corner of Durango and Patrick in the southwest corner of the city. This campus will hold nearly 1,000 K-10 students in the 2015-2016 school year, and will expand to a 1,350 student K-12 in the following years. We are very excited about this and some of our parents joined us for our groundbreaking ceremony held on December 19th. Click here for more information on that event. For future updates and more details on the Las Vegas campus (current and future), visit the APA-LV homepage by clicking here.