Alternative school offers gift of time


My husband and I both had a non-traditional education. We always enjoyed an education outside the traditional brick-and-mortar setting. When our daughter, Adalynne, was ready for school, we knew we wanted to teach her at home and began searching for the newest, best, most innovative curriculum to prepare her for the fast-paced world we live in. We found Utah Virtual Academy and it’s been a great fit for our family’s lifestyle.

We live in a fairly remote location and enjoy taking advantage of our rural setting. Our family can often be found outside anytime the sun is shining. We like to hike, fish, swim and camp. Being able to take Adalynne’s academics with us and incorporate her lessons into real-life experiences makes learning a family endeavor. UTVA supplies us with all the resources we need to partner with Adalynne’s teachers as her learning coach. Adalynne excels through the online lessons.

We’re able to invest in our children fully, being a part of their education as well as their extracurricular activities. Adalynne has been dancing with Moab Dance Company for two years already and we enjoy watching her develop. This coming year, she’ll begin piano lessons. Public School at Home offers our family the gift of time. Time is most precious because it is ever fleeting. Thank you, UTVA!!

– DeNae Shaner