Utah International is a public charter junior high and high school which opened on August 21, 2013 at 350 East Baird Circle (3605 South) in the city of South Salt Lake.
Our mission is to give English learners full access to a rigorous secondary curriculum by providing content-based, sheltered English instruction in every class, and to empower refugees, immigrants and American-born students with collaboration skills, critical-thinking skills, and diverse global perspectives.
Our vision is to honor and celebrate each student’s culture and identity while empowering him or her with language, global literacy, collaboration, leadership, and critical thinking skills.
A vast amount of educational and cognitive research indicates that these four factors increase student learning and keep kids in school:
A small school setting
Meaningful relationships between teachers and students
Mixed-ability grouping: No tracking
Teachers who collaborate
Our Unique Educational Approach
Highly Qualified Teachers
Every math, science, social studies, and language arts teacher is highly qualified and trained in effective teaching methods pioneered by the Internationals Network for Public Schools.
Students study in untracked cohorts of about 90 students and five teachers (math, science, social studies, language arts, and electives (music, art, physical education).
Small Class Size
Classes are limited to 25 students, with average class size about 20.
Teachers as Mentors
Teachers serve as mentors as well as instructional leaders. Advisory teachers coordinate with students, guardians, counselors, and administration to ensure student academic and social progress.
Increased Language Acquisition
Teachers understand the process of acquiring academic language for both native and non-native speakers, and incorporate listening, speaking, reading, and writing along with content instruction every day.
Increased Engagement and Student Learning
Project-based interdisciplinary instruction engage students with hands-on learning that is applicable to the real world.