Beginning in the fall of 2021, A new high school is opening in Jordan School District. Kings Peak High School will give students flexibility for when, where, and how they learn through virtual learning.
- Grades 9-12
- Earn graduation credit
- Enroll part-time or full-time
Group And Individual Learning
Some learning is best done with the teachers and students meeting together face-to-face. Some learning is best done by students working independently. Each week, teachers will provide both synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities for students in every course. Teacher will also be available to meet with students individually when needed.
Standards And Competencies
Teachers will design courses to ensure that students learn the standards. They will provide opportunities for students to demonstrate learning in a variety of meaningful ways in a virtual space.
- Guiding Principles
- High-quality, standards-based education
- Student voice and choice
- Multiple measures to demonstrate competency
- Intentional and unified design across courses
- Flexibility with predictability in when, where, and how learning happens
- Virtual Learning Elevated
- Teachers are hired based on their demonstrated ability as virtual teachers.
- Students in grades 9-12 can choose to enroll full-time or part-time.
- Take as few as one virtual course or a full schedule
- Earn all credits necessary to graduate from high school
Utah Aspire Plus
The Utah Aspire Plus Summative assessment is administered to students in grades 9-10 as an end-of-level assessment. Operating under a legislative mandate, the UA+ test provides a predictive ACT score range to individual students as well as a proficiency score at the school level and for individual students in English, Math, Reading and Science as they prepare to take the ACT college entrance exam in 11th grade. UA+ question items assess students’ capacity to think analytically, make inferences, and connect learning and concepts across subjects. Utah Aspire Plus assessments provide information to assist in determining students’ educational progress towards being ready for college and careers upon completion of secondary school. Due to the school soft closure in March 2020, scores are not available for the 2019-20 school year.
School Accountability Report Cards
School Accountability Report Cards are issued for each public school once a year by the State of Utah. Elementary and middle school report cards have four main grade categories: achievement, growth, English learner progress, and growth of the lowest 25%. High schools have one additional grade category entitled postsecondary readiness. Achievement and growth was calculated from the new Readiness. Improvement. Success. Empowerment. (RISE) assessment for grades 3-8 and the Utah Aspire Plus assessment for grades 9-10. The English learner progress category score is calculated from the annual administration of the WIDA test, which assesses students’ language proficiency in English. For high schools, the postsecondary readiness score is calculated from 11th grade performance on the ACT, advanced coursework performance, and graduation rates. The state’s School Accountability Report Cards are intended to inform educators, parents, and community stakeholders about school performance as they work collaboratively to improve student outcomes. Due to the school soft closure in March 2020, scores are not available for the 2019-20 and the 2020-21 school years.
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American College Test (ACT)
The ACT includes testing in the areas of Math, Science, Reading and English. Scale scores range from 1 (low) to 36 (high) for each of the four tests and for the Composite. The Composite score is the average of the four test scores, rounded to the nearest whole number. 2019-20 ACT data were not included because of the soft closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Advanced Placement Test (AP)
Advanced Placement classes are college-level classes offered at the high school campus. Advanced Placement is a national program administered by the College Board. Many colleges and universities around the nation award credit based on scores from the AP Exams.