DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts

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DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts
Address
2033 Grant Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84404
Information
School type Charter
Motto Uniquely Dedicated to Success
Founder Gared Kidd
Locale City Small (13)
School district DaVinci Academy
NCES District ID 4900065
CEEB Code 450249
NCES School ID 490006500995
Principal Jessie Kidd (K-6)
Principal Fred Donaldson (7-12)
Chief custodian Anthony Gonzales
Staff 9
Teaching staff 40
Grades K-12
Average class size 17
Schedule type Hybird/ Mixed
Classrooms 37
Color(s) Ultramarine, Hunter Green and Gold
Athletics conference Utah School Sports Alliance
Sports Basketball, Cross Country,Soccer and Volleyball
Mascot Dragon
USNWR ranking Unranked
Newspaper DaVinci's Notebook
Yearbook Renaissance
Website

DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts is a K-12 charter school located in Ogden, Utah.

History[edit]

DaVinci Academy started operation on August 23, 2003; named after Leonardo da Vinci. Originally located in the Old Post Office Building, it is now located in the former AmeriCan Company Building. During its first year of operation, the student body consisted of the 9th and 10th grades. As of 2013-2014, it is a full K-12 school.

In the spring of 2007, the school had its first graduating class. Most graduates had been at the school since its beginning. The ceremony was held at Peery's Egyptian Theater on May 25, 2007.

Renovations[edit]

In late 2008, the school board decided to purchase the building located at 283 20th Street, north of the school. In the beginning of the 2009−10 academic year, the building was unveiled as a center for the 7th−9th graders. The two buildings are connected with a corridor.

There was also some renovation done to the south building. Parts of the commons area was demolished to make room for three new classrooms.

Currently the south building is used for the main office, media center, computer labs and cafeteria. The first floor of the north building is used for the counseling and behavior offices, gymnasium, school store, board room and theater.

The south building and the first two floors of the north building all hold classrooms for 7th to 12th grades. Kindergarten to 6th grades are located on the 3rd floor, away from the middle and high school students.

Premise[edit]

The founding premise of the school was a project-based learning environment focusing on science and the arts. DaVinci Academy's graduation requirements require more course credits in all academic areas and the arts than do Utah's public school system.

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