American Preparatory Academy is located in Draper, UT and is one of 2 schools in American Preparatory Academy School District. It is a charter school that serves 567 students in grades K-9.
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system.
American Preparatory Academy made AYP in 2009. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Utah in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See American Preparatory Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
We love APA! My child attended the local public school nearby and would often mention how bored she was as she waited for other students to finish the same assignment. We don't hear that complaint now that she attends APA. :) APA challenges my children at their own level.
I also love how patriotic American Prep is. They teach our children to appreciate being an American and to express gratitude for those who serve our country and preserve our freedoms.
APA also encourages optimism and a "can do" attitude.
Teachers are excellent, always encouraging students to do what is right and to do their best. Thank you APA!
This school is top notch academically. We have been so pleased with the results. My favorite thing is that the core subjects are fluid between grade levels. This makes it possible for students to be met exactly where they are and challenged there. The social program is fantastic as well! The children are taught to have great manners, show respect, and to be people of good character. I was initially worried about the students living all over the valley, but my children have made great friends and are really happy there. We're still pulling for that soccer field though!!!!!
by a Parent
on Nov 28, 2010
American Preparatory Academy
alex: APA changed my life. I only spent one year there after being in public school from k to 8 but i learned more every period than i did in my 9 years of public school. It may be strict but it is well worth it. I wish i could have spent more time there.
American Preparatory Academy is absolutely incredible. I'm not sure where the statistics on free/reduced lunches came from, but my kids are on it. I have never found another free school that was so good at teaching the kids exactly at their level. There is no "dumbing down" of the standards or curriculum because each student is grouped with other kids at the same level. Kids move to the next group as soon as they are ready, not waiting for some other student to catch up. The special education kids are NOT taken out of their peers' classes! The teachers accomodate them as needed and every child is taught extremely well. They opened a new school in West Valley with mostly free/reduced kids, and the 5th grade test scores are within 1% of the Draper kids just in the first year! Wow!
by a Parent
on May 24, 2010
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In 2011, American Preparatory Academy had 17% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Utah had 38% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
The American Preparatory Academy spends $2,822 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 69% on instruction, 31% on support services, 0% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about American Preparatory Academy District
In 2011, American Preparatory Academy had 21 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Utah average is 23 students per full-time equivalent teacher.