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. We are accepting students in grades 7 to 10 for our opening year, and will add 11th and 12th grade in 2014 and 2015.
Our mission is to provide a rigorous and relevant education for secondary students interested in global perspectives, including recently arrived immigrants, refugees, and native English speakers.
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 80 students and four teachers (math, science, social studies, and language arts).
Small Class Size
Core content classes (math, science, social studies, and language arts) are limited to about 20 students.
Teachers as Mentors
Teachers serve as mentors as well as instructional leaders. Mentor 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.