SOEP - PART TIME STUDENTS

Welcome to Utah Virtual Academy’s
SOEP – Part Time Program!

Utah Virtual Academy, A College and Career Academy
UTVA is a charter school and is subject to the rules and regulations of the Utah State Board of Education. 

 

The Statewide Online Education Program established by the Utah Legislature in the 2011 General Session allows
students to enroll in free online classes on a part-time basis. You may take up to six online courses (6.0 total credits)
during the 2019/20 school year from UTVA.

Registration

ITEM 1:

Preview Classes HERE

ITEM 2:

Complete a K12 Application HERE (BE SURE to select “Part Time School”)

ITEM 3:

Fill out this survey HERE

ITEM 4:

If your child is not attending another local high school while attending UTVA SOEP program, you will need to provide a homeschool affidavit.  Please contact your district to get the appropriate form and email it to relmy@utahvirtual.org.

 

Deadlines and Master Schedule
Deadlines:

1st Quarter: Friday, August 2nd (All Classes open for enrollment)
2nd Quarter: Wednesday, October 9th (Elective classes open for enrollment only)
3rd Quarter: Friday, January 3rd (All classes open for enrollment)
4th Quarter: Wednesday, March 6th (Elective classes open for enrollment only for 9th, 10th, and 11th grader

Download PDF Master Schedule HERE

SOEP Courses Offered

Download Course Catalog HERE

Course Soep

About our SOEP Part Time Program

TWENTY DAY PROBATION: Our goal at UTVA is to see all students succeed. We report to the Utah State Office of Education whether or not a student is actively participating at UTVA. We have found that procrastination is never a good thing. We are implementing the following guideline for “active participation” in our Utah Virtual Academy Part-Time program to help motivate students to stay current with their classes. It is required that everyone currently taking an online class with us to agree with this policy to enroll.

This program is NOT a self-paced program. All assignments are due each week Sunday at midnight. To be considered active; students will be expected to login to their online school system (OLS) and participate in the following each week:

  • At least two Academic Activities by midnight Sunday each week in each course.
  • At least two Class Connect Recordings and submission of class attendance in each course.

Students who are considered inactive for more than a full week during the term without prior approval may be withdrawn. Students who are administratively withdrawn will receive a grade of “NG” for the course if it is after the 20-day probation period.

Academic activities include any combination of the following:

• Turning in an assignment within the online course
• Taking a quiz, test, or other assessment within the online course

Should a student find they are unable to take part in a given week’s activities they must let Abby and Robin know via Kmail instructor prior to any assignment deadline. Makeup work is accepted at the discretion of the instructor with a late penalty. Students should plan accordingly and make sure to read the schedule of deadlines listed in the course calendar.

RIGOROUS CURRICULUM: UTVA uses the rigorous K12 college prep curriculum. Our courses are fully accredited and aligned with the Utah Core Education requirements.

FLEXIBILITY: Classes are flexible. All assignments and lessons are due Sunday at midnight. Teachers live-class sessions are recorded and can be viewed at any time.

BLOCK OR SEMESTER-LENGTH CLASSES: English, Math, Science, AP Courses, and foreign language classes are taught as semester classes. History and all elective classes are taught in block format. Block-length classes are taught as a 9-week course and semester-length classes are taught in a standard 18weeks course. Both semester and block classes will be worth 0.5 credits. We do not issue 0.25 credits.

STATE REQUIREMENTS: Click on the link to see the Utah State Office of Education graduation requirements: https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/graduationrequirements

HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT: The grades you receive for your classes count toward high school graduation and an official transcript will be sent to your school to be added to your high school transcript no later than 30 days after the class has ended. An official copy will also be sent to your home address.

EVENTS & CLUBS: Our part-time students are welcome to participate in both the in-person and virtual events and clubs offered to our full-time students.

MORE INFO: For more information about the Statewide Online Education Program or for a list of other online providers please visit: http://www.schools.utah.gov/edonline/default.aspx.

CTE

Click HERE to learn more about our CTE program.

Strong Start

Strong Start is the training process for all new students and families. As a part time student, you are required to complete the following LYNX to Success so we can assure that you are ready to start classes at UTVA!

Part Time LYNX to Success:

  1. Log into your student and learning coach accounts:
    1. How to set up your accounts: HERE
    2. Where to set up account/log in: HERE
  2. Complete New Student Orientation:
    1. Link: HERE
    2. Completion Survey when you have finished watching the Orientation video:
  3. Schedule a call with an adviser:Emily Knight: 385-448-1068
    Abby House: 801-698-5971
  4. Optional: Complete Learning Coach University (LCU):
    1. This is a training for learning coaches to make sure you know what your role and responsibilities are.
    2. As a learning coach to a part time student, you are not required to log attendance for you student, so you can skip that part of LCU.
    3. Link to LCU: HERE

Resources:

  • Account Navigation
  • Family Resource Center
  • Computer Requirements
    • Blackboard Collaborate (BBC): HERE
    • Adobe Flash Player: HERE
      • Enable Flash in Firefox: HERE
      • Enable Flash in Chrome: HERE
  • Technical Support
    • Videos: HERE
    • K12 Tech Support: 866-512-2273
Contact Information

Robin Elmy
SOEP Coordinator – Completes enrollment and Funding Paperwork
relmy@utahvirtual.org (preferred communication)
801-262-4922 ext 7110

Abby House
SOEP Advisor – Can help with submitting applications, selecting courses, helping with the online portal, general questions ahouse@utahvirtual.org
801-698-5971 (preferred communication)

Emily Knight
Counselor Tech
eknight@utahvirtual.org (preferred communication)
385-448-1068

Cory Kanth
Statewide Online Education Program Specialist – Can help with SEATS information
Cory.Kanth@schools.utah.gov
801-538-7660