Freedom Prep Academy

Announcements

  • All
  • Virtual School
  • Provo Elementary
  • Provo Secondary
  • Vineyard Elementary
  • Preschool
  • All New FPVA Students: Go to https://freedomprep.net/. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and click the “Virtual School Registration” button, find the Home Language Survey and complete and submit it online.
  • All Students Not Previously enrolled at an FPA Campus: Take a picture of both your child’s Birth Certificate and Immunization Record and send them to: office@freedomprep.net
  • All Kindergarten Students: Take a picture of your child’s’ Vision Screening and send it to office@freedomprep.net. If your child did not receive a vision screening at their 5-year old doctor appointment, you can take the attached form to your doctor and have them complete the vision screening there, and then send in a picture of the form.
  • 7th Grade Students: Get your two 7th grade booster shots, 1) the Tdap booster2) the meningococcal booster. Then take a picture of these booster shot records, and send them to office@freedomprep.net
If you have elementary students, you will not need to fill in a class schedule form. Your class schedule will be emailed to you along with access information and a welcome from your new teacher by Aug 14.
  • For middle school and high school, students will need to complete the MS or HS Virtual School Classes form found by clicking the “Virtual School Registration” button at the bottom of the website.
  •  You can find more information about each of the secondary courses in Edgenuity’s Course Catalog. Freedom Preparatory Academy’s Graduation Requirements can be found within the HS Virtual School Courses form.
The Secondary Fee Schedule is attached below. For FPVA, only the basic registration fee, ($25 for 6th, $85 for 7-8th, and $140 for 9-12th) are required. If you want a year book, add $45. If you are a high school student wanting to use an iPad, add $50. Check out our Parent & Student Handbook for additional information on fees.

There will be a FPVA Orientation Day at FPA’s High School Auditorium (1761 W. 820 N, Provo, UT 84601) on Monday, August 10th at 6:30pmPlease bring a mask. You will be able to pick up a Learning Coach Guide and other needed school materials, check-out devices as needed, and learn more about accessing our courses and our Canvas Parent Community Portal. The orientation information will also be recorded and materials will be made accessible to those who are unable to attend in person. Here’s the zoom link for those unable to attend in person. https://zoom.us/j/2592614745

  • On Wednesday, June 24th, at 6:30PM we had our first live zoom meeting. FPVA Zoom Meeting 1
  • On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 6:30PM we had our second FPVA live zoom meeting. FPVA Zoom Meeting 2
  • You will want to check out these meetings to stay up-to-date on FPVA happenings, and hear the great questions already asked and answered there. You will also find answers to questions asked, but not answered at the time in these meetings under “General Information.”

You can also find our new FPVA Parent & Student Handbook, and Learning Coach & Student Guide under “General Information.” These are great resources for any additional questions you may have. If you need further clarification on anything, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • Deadline for current FPA (Onsite) students wanting to switch to FPVA (Virtual School) is Aug. 5, 2020
  • Deadline for transfer students (not currently enrolled at FPA) to apply to FPVA (Virtual School) is Oct. 1, 2020
  • Deadline for students enrolled in FPVA to transfer back to FPA after the first semester is Dec. 1, 2020.

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On January 28th, Freedom Prep got a special visit from Fox 13’s Big Budah as their “Cool School of the Week”. Below is a photo gallery of some of the fun activities and the students with Big Budah![/vc_column_text][vc_gallery interval=”5″ images=”16989,16990,16991,16992,16993,16994″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

We are pleased to announce that Freedom Preparatory Academy has received approval from the Utah State Charter School Board to construct a new elementary school campus in Washington County! This new St. George area school is scheduled to open in August 2021.

We are excited for this next step in our organization and hope to help the students in Washington County to experience the same kind of success as we have seen in our Provo and Vineyard charter schools.

More information will be made available over time about our new campus. We were also featured in the Daily Herald for this announcement. You can find that article here

Why Parents Are Choosing Charter Schools

 

As modern changes causes the educational landscape to shift, more and more parents are opting for control over their child’s schooling and choosing charter schools. Over the past twenty years, charter schools have been steadily growing in popularity among parents concerned about their children’s academic achievement.

 

Charter schools are not private schools; they are non-religious public schools operating under an approved charter, or contract, for curriculum and administration. Unlike public schools, which are governed by a local school board and use a curriculum determined by the state, charter schools have control over their curriculum, budgets, and staffing.

 

According to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, there has been a six fold increase in the number of students who attend charter schools over the last 15 years. In fact, 3.1 million American students were enrolled in charter schools during the 2016-2017 school year, a significant increase from the 2.7 million enrolled during the 2014-2015 school year. In addition, 78% of parents who have a charter school in their community support them a an educational option.

 

There are many reasons why parents choose a charter school: greater educational freedom, better  quality of instruction, and better cultural fit than traditional public schools. Of course, not all charter schools work for all students; it’s up to the parents to decide if a school is a good match. If you are considering sending your child to a charter school, there are certain factors you should look for when researching institutions in your area.

 

Cultural Fit

 

A strong sense of school pride and belonging is vital for educational achievement. If a student does not like attending school or feels that they don’t belong, they won’t perform as well as students who do fit into the school’s culture.

 

To accurately assess if a charter school is the right cultural fit, consider your child’s interests and needs. Do they require special education services? Are they interested in a certain subject area or extracurricular activity, such as theater, music, engineering, or computer science? Does your child work best in a small classroom setting?

 

Sit down with your child and draw up a list of “wants” and “needs” for the charter school. When visiting a school, assess it against this list to determine if it’s a good match. Check to see if extracurricular activities, support programs, and other resources are available.

 

Quality of Instruction

 

Your child deserves top-quality instruction without having to pay thousands in private school tuition. However, not all schools offer first-rate instruction. The best way to assess if a charter school is providing a truly excellent education is to visit the school and talk to current parents.

 

When you visit a school, ask if you can sit in on a few classes to get a sense of what day-to-day instruction is like. Assess the teacher’s ability to engage students in hands-on, active learning experiences. Many charter schools have small class sizes, so the teacher should be able to adapt their style to fit each student’s needs.

 

If you can, meet with parents who have children enrolled in the school and ask them about the teaching quality. Make sure to research the schools as well – read online reviews, news articles, and rankings from trusted educational publications to get a sense of the school’s quality of instruction.

 

Curriculum Delivery

 

Another factor to look for when touring a charter school is how they deliver their unique curriculum. Since charter schools have the freedom to design and implement what students learn, they should incorporate a variety of learning strategies. Teachers should combine hands-on activities, small group work, lectures, and individual assessments to create an optimal learning experience.

 

In addition, you want to make sure that the charter school’s curriculum is on par with state objectives. The last thing you want is for your child to graduate and attend college without  having vital skills that their public-school peers know, such as how to write a solid research paper. If you can, ask for a copy of the school’s charter or curriculum guidelines and compare them to your state’s learning objectives.

 

Challenge Level

 

You want your child to receive an excellent, intellectually stimulating education. If it’s too difficult, your child will fall behind. If it’s not challenging enough, your child will feel bored. A charter school should have programs and curriculum geared toward all learners, not just gifted students or students in need of improvement. If your child tends to be in the advanced classes at school, make sure the charter school offers higher level instruction. If your child needs extra help, look to see what support services and courses are available.

 

The charter school should be able to adapt its curriculum to the needs of each student. Ask for a sample course of study and review the school’s charter or curriculum guide to see if it’s a good intellectual fit for your child.

 

College Readiness

 

Charter schools must focus on the ultimate goal for its graduates: preparation for college and university. When your child applies for college, you want them to have an impressive resume and accomplishment list. In addition, your child needs to have top-notch test scores, a transcript with challenging courses, and a well-written essay to win admission to the best schools.

 

To accomplish this, charter schools must have resources to help students prepare for the college application process. They must offer access to a variety of preparation programs, such as SAT prep boot camps, college counselors, and advising.

 

To assess a charter school’s college readiness look up standardized test scores and graduation rates for the school. When you visit, ask them about college preparation resources. Do they offer college application advising or preparation courses? How many of their graduating students attend college, and what schools have they been accepted to? Asking these questions will help you gain a better sense of the school’s ability to prepare your child for college.

 

Choose Freedom Prep Academy

 

For excellent instruction, an expertly-delivered and challenging curriculum, and a comprehensive college preparation program, consider enrolling your child in Freedom Prep Academy. Voted Utah County’s best K-12 school, our program offers an innovative, inspiring, and collaborative approach to education. Contact Freedom Prep today to learn more about our curriculum and enrollment procedures.

 

Sources:

https://www.niche.com/blog/charter-schools-vs-public-schools/

http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/research/charter-schools-finding-out-facts-0

http://amerischools.org/top-5-benefits-charter-school/

https://www.newsweek.com/proof-positive-charter-schools-are-better-606146

https://www.methodschools.org/blog/choosing-the-right-charter-school-6-considerations-and-more

https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/seven-facts-about-charter-schools/

https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/the-school-visit-what-to-look-for-what-to-ask/

https://www.verywellfamily.com/how-to-choose-a-charter-school-4121402

https://www.usnews.com/education/high-schools/articles/2009/12/09/how-to-choose-a-charter-school

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]That’s right, Freedom Preparatory Academy was voted Utah Valley’s Best K-12 School for the second year in a row!

Freedom Prep Academy is a private charter school system with three different campuses in Provo and Vineyard. Our outstanding faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students succeed in school and strive to prepare them for college and future careers. Small class sizes allow each student to develop meaningful relationships and utilize leadership opportunities.

Click here to learn more about what makes Freedom Prep so great and to enroll your student today![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Once in a great while, there comes a unique opportunity created especially for your family.  An educational experience that supersedes all current options and opens a door of learning that speaks to each individual child. A school that lays the groundwork and foundation for an incredible future is now available in your area.  Vineyard, Utah, one of the fastest growing areas in the state, welcomed Freedom Preparatory Academy, a college prep K-5 campus in August 2016.  Today, after a resounding successful first year, the campus is building the second phase to greater enhance the welcome your child will experience in this this caring, individualized, adventure in learning.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”26px”][vc_column_text]Already established as an integral part of the Vineyard community, our charter school connects with today’s families. Paving the way for clearly defined pathways of learning with the best programs and technology, our certified teachers guide children to discover at the highest level.  Challenging projects, themed lessons, science discovery and math at your own child’s specific level invigorates young minds in pursuit of knowledge each day.  Don’t waste the formative years on “experimental learning”. Invest in the experienced, professional, cutting-edge education available today at Freedom Prep charter school.  Preparing young minds for a successful tomorrow is what we do best!  Enroll your child today.  Don’t miss this limited opportunity![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”26px”][vc_column_text]Come see our campus for a tour. Enroll now as fall classes are filling up fast![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”26px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Vineyard Elementary School Entrance

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Recently, Freedom Preparatory Academy was awarded Utah Valley’s Best K-12 School 2017 by the annual Utah Valley Awards![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”26px”][vc_column_text]Greatness in education is its own reward, but having some external recognition is nice, too! Freedom Preparatory Academy, a free, K-12 public charter school system in Provo and Vineyard, Utah, has consistently been rewarded for our excellence in teaching, in leadership and in fiscal management.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”26px”][vc_column_text]Come see our campus for a tour. Enroll now as fall classes are filling up fast![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”26px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Here we GROW again! After 14 years of successfully providing great education options for Utah County’s youth, Freedom Preparatory Academy is once-again expanding our Secondary School campus to make way for more classrooms (allowing smaller class-sizes), adding state-of-the-art engineering facilities, theatre, art and design facilities, dance, sports and wellness instruction and a full-size soccer field for our state-champion high school soccer teams to play on![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”26px”][vc_column_text]Freedom Preparatory Academy’s blend of classic, proven teaching methods combined with service-based and hands-on learning are blended with cutting-edge methods of technical instruction (ipads and chromebooks along with cutting-edge technology in each classroom and access to 3D printers, laser engravers and other fascinating technical tools) is exciting as much as it is educational. Our students learn in ways that work best for them — digitally — and in ways that prepare them for college and real-world work![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”26px”][vc_column_text]Come see our campus for a tour. Enroll now as fall classes are filling up fast![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”26px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]