Mountain Heights Academy Wins SETDA Student Voices Award 2017

NROC member Mountain Heights Academy won the SETDA Student Voices Award for leveraging technology to dramatically improve the educational experiences and achievements of their students. Additionally, Mountain Heights Academy received the Elsie Brumback Scholarship. This scholarship will allow students and staff to share their personalized learning stories at the annual SETDA Leadership Summit with education leaders and policy makers.

Mountain Heights Academy Implementing EdReady for College Math Readiness

Mountain Heights Academy is a fully online public charter school serving students in grades 7-12 across the state of Utah. When Utah implemented the Common Core State Standards in 2010, the state chose to integrate both beginning algebra and geometry into Secondary Math I and Secondary Math II, then cover much of the intermediate algebra and some pre-calculus in Secondary Math III. All students are required to take Secondary Math I and Secondary Math II, plus a third math class, in order to graduate. Most students follow the sequence into Secondary Math III, but not all the Mountain Heights students had the math skills to succeed in that course, and yet those students still needed a course that would prepare them for college math.

During summer 2014, Mountain Heights Academy teachers built a new, year-long course called College Prep Math. EdReady with NROC math resources was at the center of the new course, which they built within the school’s Moodle environment. The purpose of the course was to ensure that students had an option to fill in missing foundational math knowledge and ultimately prepare them to take the Accuplacer exam and score high enough to test into college-level math.

Learn more about how Mountain Heights Academy is using EdReady for college math readiness.

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