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Speaking on Business: Utah Virtual Academy

Utah Virtual Academy offers the same level of educational instruction as traditional school, but it’s all online.

Chris Redgrave Oct 26, 2018


This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

Meghan Merideth, director of the Utah Virtual Academy, one of the largest charter schools in the state, would say that for any student who chooses an online education, there’s usually a story. For example, some of their students are pursuing a dream, like a professional ballet career or training to be a concert pianist while performing worldwide, and they need flexibility with education outside the traditional classroom timeframe. Others are traveling with their parents and need classes while on the go. The Utah Virtual Academy can provide a high-quality, flexible education option that fits the state requirements for students in K-12.

Utah Virtual Academy offers the same level of educational instruction as traditional school, but it’s all online, with systems to offer support, like mentors for every student. Meghan has seen many of Utah Virtual Academy’s students thrive because attending school online can remove barriers like anxiety, bullying or boredom. Teachers are carefully selected to make sure their teaching style fits this virtual model.

They’re consistently innovating to make the online class experience more fulfilling, like using a webcam to create a traditional classroom environment. Each quarter the Utah Virtual Academy holds regional activities where kids can get together, and the high school has a prom and a graduation ceremony every spring.

Find more at www.utahvirtual.org.

Refer your business today by emailing speakingonbusiness@zionsbank.com.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

Utah Virtual Academy
310 E. 4500 South, Ste. 620
Murray, UT 84107
801-358-3706

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