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|351 University Blvd.
Cedar City, Utah 84720
|Motto||Diligence in the Pursuit of Excellence|
|Founder||Iron County School District, Southern Utah University, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation|
|School district||Iron and Washington County School District|
|Faculty||18.5 between two campuses |
|Grades||SUU (9-12) DSC (10-12)|
|Number of students||428|
|Student to teacher ratio||30.6|
|Color(s)||Blue and white|
|Website||SUCCESS Academy Website|
SUCCESS Academy (Southern Utah Center for Computer, Engineering and Science Students) is an early college high school based in Cedar City, Utah, United States. SUCCESS Academy has two campuses, one located at Southern Utah University (SUU) in the Iron County School District and the other at Dixie State University in the Washington County School District.
The Southern Utah Center for Computer, Engineering and Science Students, commonly known as SUCCESS Academy, was founded in 2005. SUCCESS Academy is a charter school sponsored by the Iron County School District. SUCCESS Academy was selected by the Utah Partnership to participate in an Early College High School grant. The grant money was provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
SUCCESS Academy currently has two school locations. The first is located in Cedar City, Utah on the Southern Utah University campus. The second is in Saint George, Utah on the Dixie State University campus.
SUCCESS Academy at SUU first opened their doors in August 2005. They were originally located in the SUU Science Building. They are currently located in the Multipurpose Building on SUU campus. SUU SUCCESS started with 9th and 10th grade students, but is currently open to 9th -12th graders.
SUCCESS Academy at DSU opened in August 2006 and is currently open to 10th - 12th graders. They are currently located in the Technology building at DSU. SUCCESS Academy-DSU students may attend college classes besides within the Technology building in their 11th grade year with special permission. This is in addition to 12th grade on campus classes that the students may take. SUCCESS Academy DSU students also participate in the SUU Regional Science fair and regularly sends students to the Intel International Science Fair (ISEF).
The Utah Partnership was created under the direction of Governor Michael Leavitt. It was charged with the task to identify and create Early College High Schools. These were often referenced as High Tech Highs. The founders of SUCCESS Academy are the Iron County School District, Southern Utah University and funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
SUCCESS Academy has been nationally recognized for several awards. Recent awards include being chosen by Newsweek as the top high school in America for Beating the Odds for college readiness, and for its students rising above financial obstacles and challenges. Another award is for SAGE test results. For the state of Utah, SUCCESS received the top Math scores in the state. In Language Arts, they received fourth place in the state.
The first class that graduated from SUU SUCCESS was in 2008, and from DSU SUCCESS in 2009.
The graduation rates for SUCCESS Academy students are:
|2012||High school diploma||97.5%||High school diploma||100%|
|Associate degree||95%||Associate degree||82.05%|
|2013||High school diploma||100%||High school diploma||98%|
|Associate degree||93.02%||Associate degree||94%|
|2014||High school diploma||98.25%||High school diploma||98%|
|Associate degree||77.19%||Associate degree||95.35%|
|2015||High school diploma||94.12%||High school diploma||97.5%|
|Associate degree||89.36%||Associate degree||94.87%|
Scholarship and ACT information
The graduating class of 2015 received many scholarships. The total dollar amount for SUU's graduating class was $877,000.00. The total dollar amount for DSU's graduating class was $1,478,967.00. Students received an average composite ACT score of 25.52 over the past five years.
Iron County Campus
Classes taught at SUU Campus ():
|Honors Algebra II||Advanced Mathematics||Art 1010||Individual Studies|
|Honors English||Biology 1010||Business 1010||English 2010|
|Science Research||Biology 1015||Chemistry 1210||Art 1010|
|Biology 1020||Chemistry 1215|
|Biology 1025||Engineering 1010|
|Honors English 10||English 1010|
|Humanities 1010||Finance 2870|
|LM 1010||History 1700|
|Science Research||Math 1050|
- Science Club
- Math Club
- Computer Science Club
- Poetry Club
- Yearbook Club
- Nicolas Stein Fan Club
Washington County Campus
Classes taught at Dixie State Campus ():
|10th||10th CIT Cohort||11th||11th CIT Cohort||12th|
|Biology 1010||App Development||Communications 2110||CS 1410||Individual Studies|
|Chemistry 1010/1015||Communication 2110||English 2010||CS 2420||POLS 1100|
|English 1010||CS 1400||History 1700||DES 2500|
|Honors Chemistry||CS Principles||Humanities 1010||History 1510|
|Honors English 10||Design 1300||Math 1040||IT 1100|
|Library Science 1010||Exploring Computer Science||Math 1060||IT 1200|
|Science Research||Math TBD||Physics 1010/1015||IT 2400|
|Secondary Math II Honors||Political Science 1100||Art 1010||Math 1050|
|Math 1010 or Math 1050||Web Design 1400||Science Research||Math 1060|
|Web Development 1||Individual Studies (with special permission)||Nutrition and Food Science 1020|
- Yearbook Staff
- Constitution Club
- Robotics Club
- National Honors Society
- SUCCESS Academy. "SUCCESS Academy". www.successacademy.org. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
- SUCCESS Academy. "SUCCESS Academy SUU". suusuccess.org. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
- SUCCESS Academy. "Contact Us". www.successacademy.org. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
- SUCCESS Academy. "SUCCESS in the News". www.successacademy.org. Retrieved 2015-09-28.
- "Beating the Odds 2015". Newsweek. August 20, 2015.
- SUCCESS Academy. "SUCCESS Performance Data". www.successacademy.org. Retrieved 2015-09-29.