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Exploring the Academic Programs at Ascent Academies of Utah

by Ascent Blog

Posted on April 15, 2024

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Exploring the Academic Programs at Ascent Academies of Utah

Hello Utah parents! Are you looking for the best tuition-free public charter school in Lehi, Utah? Ascent Academies offers an exceptional educational experience that sets us apart from the rest. Our commitment to excellence has earned us the prestigious title of Utah Charter Network’s Charter School of the Year, showcasing our dedication to providing the best education possible.

With five vibrant campuses across Utah, including Lehi, West Jordan, West Valley, Saratoga Springs, and Farmington, Ascent Academies provides a safe and engaging learning environment for students from kindergarten to ninth grade. Our smaller class sizes ensure that every student receives personalized attention, fostering a supportive community that values each child's journey.

At Ascent, we understand that every child is unique, which is why we offer a range of academic programs tailored to individual strengths and talents. Our Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) ensures that students receive a personalized education that focuses on their interests and abilities. Through SEM, students participate in various enrichment activities and projects, allowing them to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Our academic programs focus on helping students improve their reading, writing, and language skills including vocabulary and fluency. Students engage in hands-on science lessons aligned with Utah's core curriculum, providing them with a well-rounded education. Ascent Academies of Utah also places a strong focus on character education, civic education, and patriotism, instilling important values in our students to create responsible citizens.

Understanding our Academic Programs a little bit closer…

Academic Programs at Ascent Academies of Utah

Enrichment Clusters

Enrichment Clusters at Ascent Academies of Utah are an integral part of our Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM). These clusters allow groups of students who share a common interest to come together each week during specially designated time blocks to produce a product, performance, or targeted service based on that common interest. The clusters provide students with the opportunity to explore their passions and interests in a collaborative and supportive environment.

Enrichment Clusters are designed to be hands-on and interactive, allowing students to engage with the material in a meaningful way. Students are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and pursue projects that are personally meaningful to them. This approach helps to foster a love of learning and encourages students to become lifelong learners.

Personalized learning

Ascent Academies of Utah offers a diverse academic program to enhance our student’s learning experience and skill development. Guided reading and literature studies are tailored to student’s reading levels, encouraging purposeful reading to improve comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. Students explore various genres, including nonfiction, biographies, and historical fiction, using resources like Benchmark Advance and Novel-Ties.

Writing, spelling, and word study are integrated into the curriculum, promoting proficiency in language skills. Science lessons are hands-on and aligned with Utah's core curriculum, engaging students in subjects like Science A-Z and Mystery Science. History and geography lessons are interactive, often involving field trips and role-playing to align with Utah Core Standards.

The math program, including Eureka Math and MVP, ensures students develop strong mathematical foundations, with differentiated instruction to meet individual needs. Homework is aligned with classwork and available on Canvas, facilitating home learning. Accelerated math programs cater to advanced students, providing online resources for independent learning. Ascent Academies of Utah's holistic approach to education aims to nurture well-rounded and academically proficient students.

Technology Integration

Technology plays a crucial role in education at Ascent Academies of Utah. We believe that technology can enhance teaching and learning by providing students with access to a wealth of information and resources. Our classrooms are equipped with the latest technology, including interactive whiteboards, computers, and tablets, to support student learning.

Technology is integrated into our curriculum in a variety of ways. Students use technology to conduct research, collaborate with peers, and create multimedia projects. Technology also allows teachers to differentiate instruction and provide personalized learning experiences for each student.


Ascent Academies of Utah offers a diverse and innovative educational experience that prepares students for success in the 21st century. Our commitment to excellence, personalized instruction, and engaging curriculum sets us apart as a leader in education.

Join us at Ascent Academies of Utah for the 2024-25 school year and open a world of opportunities for your child. Explore our vibrant campuses and innovative learning spaces to learn more about how we provide students with the highest quality education in a caring environment.

Feel free to contact us and schedule a campus tour at one of our five campuses to help you learn more about Ascent Academies of Utah. Don't miss out on this chance to shape your child's future! Together, we can help your child reach their full potential and achieve their dreams.

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5662 W 8200 S
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