Provo School District
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The Provo School District is a school district in Provo, Utah which has boundaries that coincide with those of the city. The school district is run by a school board elected by city residents. The districts for electing the school board members are drawn by the Provo City Council. There are currently 13,602 students enrolled. Keith C. Rittel is the superintendent.
Provo School District has two high schools, Provo High School and Timpview High School. It has an alternative high school named Independence High School. It also has two middle schools and 14 elementary schools, including a magnet school for gifted and talented students in grades four through six.
The Provo School District has set up dual-immersion programs in four elementary schools. Timpanogos and Canyon Crest Elementaries offer a Spanish/English experience, while Wasatch Elementary provides classes with Mandarin Chinese/English immersion, and Edgemont Elementary teaches students French while they learn current core materials.
Opportunities for the Gifted and Talented
Students who qualify are invited to attend the Center for Accelerated Studies (CAS) for students in grades four through six. This special school caters to the needs of the profoundly gifted. The Gifted Magnet Program at Provo High School is for students in grades seven through eight and provides services to students who score in the top ten on a highly difficult test by giving them access to high school-level material while remaining with their middle school-aged peers.
Dual Language Immersion Programs
The Dual Language Immersion program gives elementary students the opportunity to become fluent in an additional language by the time he or she exits the sixth grade.
Schools with Dual Language Immersion Programs:
- Canyon Crest Elementary -- Spanish
- Edgemont Elementary -- French
- Timpanogos Elementary -- Spanish
- Wasatch Elementary -- Mandarin Chinese
- Lakeview Elementary -- Portuguese
During the past decade, Provo School District has constructed four new schools (Timpanogos Elementary, Lakeview Elementary, Provo Peaks Elementary and Spring Creek Elementary) and has significantly remodeled many others. Included in the building projects are remodeling of Provo High School, and auditorium addition to Centennial Middle School, a facelift for Wasatch Elementary, new classrooms at Provost Elementary and a new office and library for Sunset View Elementary.
Provo School District Foundation
The Provo School District Foundation facilitates charitable giving that fund programs and services not provided by the state or federal government, including after-school activities. The Foundation passes resources from contributors to the schools, classrooms and programs that need the most assistance, or can be designated to the entity the donor sees most fit. Below are listed way in which people can contribute.
- Anita Craven, Principal
- Rosanna Ungerman, Principal
- Jeff Schoonover, Principal
- Todd McKee, Principal
- Centennial Middle School
- Mitch Swenson, Principal
- Dixon Middle School
- Jarod Sites, Principal
- Amelia Earhart Elementary School
- Jason Cox, Principal
- Canyon Crest Elementary School
- Darren Johnson, Principal
- Edgemont Elementary School
- Dennis Pratt, Principal
- Franklin Elementary School
- Kim Hawkins, Principal
- Lakeview Elementary School
- Drew Daniels, Principal
- Oak Springs School
- Dennis Meyers, Principal
- Provo Peaks Elementary School
- Alex Judd, Principal
- Provost Elementary School
- Stephen Oliverson, Principal
- Rock Canyon Elementary School
- Dean Nielson, Principal
- Spring Creek Elementary School
- Missy Hamilton, Principal
- Sunset View Elementary School
- Clint Smith, Principal
- Timpanogos Elementary School
- Diane Bridge, Principal
- Wasatch Elementary School
- Colleen Densley, Principal; established 1948
- Westridge Elementary School
- Cory Anderson, Principal