Enrollment Packet Policies

My Tech High program details:

Parents/students agree to all terms and conditions posted at https://www.mytechhigh.com as well as the detailed policies posted in Parent Link.  All program requirements may change without prior notice. Except on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age, we reserve the right to be selective of the students who participate in our specialized program.  All changes will be communicated to parents through Announcements in Parent Link.  

Repayment Policy for withdrawing early or failing to demonstrate active participation (up to $350/course):

“I acknowledge that my student is not enrolled in any other Utah school (unless otherwise approved) and will stay enrolled as a full-time, home-based, distance education student of My Tech High’s Partner School throughout the entire school year.

I understand that if my student withdraws at any time prior to the last day of instruction or fails to demonstrate active participation towards the approved educational plan, including all required testing (or opt-out form), I am personally obligated to return or repay all costs associated with any and all curriculum, kits, software, devices, equipment, and/or technology received either directly from My Tech High or through a reimbursement process, which could be up to $350/course (pro-rated throughout the year).”

NOTE:  Any new computer, Chromebook, or iPad/tablet which is reimbursed with a student’s Technology Allowance funds remains property of the school’s program for three years.  If a student withdraws from the program after year one or year two, the parent will be asked to return the computer, Chromebook, or iPad/tablet or re-pay the depreciated value of the device.

Open Choice Enrollment

Parent understands that the student is requesting a school choice opportunity and is attending a school that may or may not be in the local boundary school / district of residence.  

Reporting Race and Ethnicity:

Parent understands that the school is required to report student Race / Ethnicity for all students. By marking “Undeclared”, parent understands that school personnel will do their best to determine/report the child’s race.  

FERPA

Utah 53A-11-301 requires documentation of immunizations for school attendance.  The Utah Department of Health maintains a voluntary, confidential record system to assist parents/guardians, health care providers, and schools in documenting your child’s immunizations. This record system is called the Utah Statewide Immunization Information System (USIIS). Allowing your child’s school to share your child’s immunization history with USIIS will aid you, your child’s health care provider, and the school to determine which immunizations your child has received and which may still be needed. You may opt-out in the online enrollment form.  

Please also review detailed Data and Security Policies posted here.

Accommodations for students with disabilities:

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (“504”) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individual with disabilities. Students, parents or employees needing accommodations should contact their school ADA/504 Coordinator. In compliance with the Equal Educational Opportunity Act of 1974 and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it is also typical public policy to provide alternative language services to limited English Proficient (LEP) students so that students with language barriers have a meaningful opportunity to participate in different educational programs. Other provides may be used for English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction and other effective services to students who are identified as LEP by means of a thorough evaluation process. Parents or guardians who want to request alternative language services for their child should contact the school directly. 

Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity:

It is public policy to provide equal educational and employment opportunity for all individuals prohibiting all discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or veteran’s status. This policy extends to all aspects of all programs.  

Civil Rights Grievance Procedure:

Complaints of discrimination should be filed with the individual’s principal or supervisor and/or with the school Compliance Officer/EEO Coordinator according to the provisions of the School Civil Rights Grievance Procedure. Complaints of discrimination should be reported as soon as possible, but no later than 90 days after the incident(s) in order to be effectively investigated and resolved.  

Permission to request a transfer of records from prior school (see sample letter):

{Student Name} has enrolled in Gateway Preparatory Academy/Provo eSchool. Your school has been identified as the student’s last school of attendance. In accordance with procedures and requirements set forth in Utah Code Ann. 53A-11-504 and CFR 99-31, which govern the transfer of student records upon student transfer, we request that a certified copy of this student’s records, including the CUM file, transcript, discipline, state testing information, IEP and associated testing as well as 504 plan, be sent to us at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your cooperation on behalf of maintaining the most appropriate educational services for all students.

Parent responsible and liable for student safety and supervision:

In accordance with §53G-11-402 and related Board Rules (see R277-418, R277-419, R277-516, R277-517, and R277-520), My Tech High requires all non-licensed employees, contract employees, and volunteers with significant unsupervised access to students to submit to a criminal background check and ongoing monitoring as a condition for employment, appointment, or assignment.

Furthermore, in accordance with §53G-6-803, My Tech High recognizes that “parents are the primary person responsible for the education of the student, and the state is in a secondary and supportive role”.  As such, and due to the nature of My Tech High’s home-centered, school-supported, personalized distance education program, each parent is fully responsible and liable at all time for their child’s safety and supervision.  Parents accept the important responsibility to not allow anyone without a thorough background check to have significant unsupervised access to their child.

Additionally, as a condition of enrollment or participation in this specialized educational program, each parent agrees to the following terms waiving all liability claims and holding My Tech High and their child(ren)’s school of enrollment harmless:

“As a parent, I agree to hold harmless and to indemnify My Tech High, Tooele County School District, Blue Peak Online, Provo School District, Provo eSchool, Gateway Preparatory Academy, and all teachers, staff, owners, partners, educational providers, tutors, and mentors (collectively “Providers”) for any injury to person or property sustained by the student or by any person, firm, or corporation employed directly or indirectly by Providers or by any of the individuals participating with him/her, however caused, and any injury to person or property sustained by any person, firm, or corporation, caused by any act, neglect, default, or omission of any person, firm, or corporation directly or indirectly employed by Providers upon or in connection with any part of the program, or any other persons/parties performing services arising out of or in the course of the term of participating in the program.”

Residency must be maintained throughout the entire school year:

Any student in the state of Utah is eligible to enroll but they must be able to show proof of Utah residency within the last 90 days. Utah residency will depend on whether the custodial parent or legal guardian is considered to be a resident of Utah. If the person is deemed to be a “resident,” then the student will be eligible to participate. Students planning to temporarily leave the state may still enroll as long as residency is maintained. As defined by Utah State Office of Education, a domicile, once established, is not lost until all of the following three elements are met:

  1. A specific intent to abandon the former domicile;
  2. The actual physical presence in a new domicile; and
  3. The intent to remain in the new domicile permanently.

Student Technology Acceptable Use Policy:

See Provo Policy.

See Tooele Policy.

Parent Contract:

  • I understand that my student is expected to complete all coursework and exams by the course end date. Failure to complete course work may result in a failed grade.
  • I understand that plagiarism or cheating of any kind could result in termination.
  • I understand that my student is required to participate in state testing including SAGE, DIBELS (grades K-3), KEEP, etc. This may require some traveling to reach a testing site.  A state testing opt-out form is available upon request.
  • I understand that I and/or my student must maintain and check an e-mail account at least once a week.
  • I understand that any IEP or special education needs for students will be met and maintained through the school of enrollment.
  • I understand that stable, high-speed internet and adequate computer access is required and is the family’s responsibility.
  • I understand that I should plan on spending 5-7 hours a day supporting and/or guiding my student through his/her education.
  • I understand that students who do not demonstrate active participation may be withdrawn.
  • I understand that attendance is tracked by student progress (see details in Parent Link). Students who are behind are subject to the truancy and/or withdrawal process.
  • I understand that if my student withdraws I am responsible to complete a withdrawal form and return or repay any resources received.  If I fail to respond, I agree to let the school process the withdrawal form on my behalf.

Informed Consent Form:

School provides a School Counselor to aid in the education plans and achievement of graduation goals of your student. There may be times a student shares information with the counselor which the student wishes to be kept confidential. Students have the right to confidentiality unless the information shared communicates a risk of harm to self or others. You hereby acknowledge that you are the legal guardian of the minor child, and do consent to the provision of counseling services by the school guidance counselor. You understand that while counseling is generally confidential, where there is risk of harm to self or others child abuse, or other legal requirements, the counselor may be required to release information to protect clients or others. You understand that in order to provide service in accord with the highest ethical and legal guidelines and to insure the highest quality of service, the above information complies with state law, federal privacy acts, and professional ethical standards.

Athlete and Student Concussion and Traumatic Head Injury:

See detailed policy.

Prohibition of Bullying, Cyberbullying, Harassment, Hazing and Retaliation:

See detailed policy.

Tuberculosis Screening Policy:

Tuberculosis continues to be a serious communicable disease.  For more information click here.  To prevent the spread of this disease in schools and healthcare settings, Utah County requires proof of tuberculosis skin testing (TST), blood testing for the following individuals:

  • All foreign-born (except Canada) students entering schools for the first time who have not been tested since entering this country.
  • All students, school faculty and staff, who have lived in a foreign country (except Canada) for six months or more within the past five years, who have not been tested since living in the foreign country.

All other school policies can be found on the individual school’s website:

Gateway Preparatory Academy: http://gpacharter.org

Provo eSchool: http://eschool.provo.edu (and here’s the direct link to all district policies)

Tooele County School District: http://www.tooeleschools.org (and here’s the direct link to all district policies)