St. George Academy
SGA is a tuition-free charter school focused on preparing students for the university experience. We offer students rigor and challenge through our unique academic program. The Academy facilitates a student culture centered on socially relevant knowledge, internal openness and free expression. Here, we expect diligence and collaboration through positive communication and collective respect.
Schedule a tour! St. George Academy runs tours of its campus daily.
In-session hours run 8 am – 3 pm, Mon-Fri. Summer hours are 10 am – 3 pm, Mon-Thurs.
New students applying for St. George Academy will be added to our waitlist according to their lottery number in order to provide a fair and equal opportunity for all Utah students. Siblings of current students, children of our faculty and staff, and siblings of students at our sister school, Vista Elementary, will be added to our sibling priority list. Sibling priority students gain first admission to any open slot at St. George Academy.
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Reflection, Reasoning, Research Model
Students at St. George Academy will be uniquely prepared for university through our innovative Reflection, Reasoning, Research (RRR) model. Students in the state of Utah are receiving less instruction in mathematics, science, language arts and social science than students 40 years ago. This is due to the shortening of the school day, an increase in electives, and a shift to a block schedule. For example, a student on the 4X4 block schedule has 4 block years of language arts required for graduation, whereas a student who experienced the traditional 7-period daily schedule received the equivalent of 6.1 block years of language arts by the time they graduated. In order to restore this loss of content, SGA has implemented the RRR model, which is intended to mitigate this loss of instruction.
Students at St. George Academy receive an extra year of instruction in mathematics in eighth grade. Along with the required Math 8 course, all eighth grade students take Geometry. This is the most reflective of all the maths, and encourages students to reflect on axiomatic systems, think critically and explore logical arguments.
All ninth-grade students at St. George Academy are enrolled in a Science Reasoning course that complements their required science credit. This course is designed to take the reflection skills they learned in Geometry and apply them in a scientific context. Science Reasoning also begins our ACT study program, preparing students for their 11th-grade exam. In addition, freshmen students take an extra semester of social science, Global Studies, which is designed to introduce the young mind to a global citizenship-style of thought.
The pinnacle of our RRR program concludes with our Academic Research course. Sophomores at St. George Academy take an extra language arts class that synthesizes diligent research, innovative argument and creative expression. This course takes a deliberate approach in preparing students for research work and analysis that is often experienced in college classes. Students hone their reading, writing, and research skills, while also improving on their critical thinking and discussion abilities.