Freedom Preparatory Academy (FPA) is a chartered public (free) school overseen by the Utah State Office of Education, with 700 students in grades K-8. FPA has been approved to expand to a K-12 school starting in the 2012 school year.
- In 2010, Freedom Preparatory Academy was named Charter School of the Year, and in 2011, Director Lynne Herring was named Charter School Administrator of the Year.
- The school is governed by a seven-member governing board; these board members are elected by Freedom Preparatory Academy parents. Freedom Preparatory Academy’s daily operations are run by a director who reports to the board. Parent volunteers work primarily through a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).
- Freedom Preparatory Academy uses the highly acclaimed, academically rigorous Core Knowledge Sequence, Saxon Math and Spalding Language Arts. Other subjects include art, music, French, Latin, broadcasting, digital media, information technology, PE etc. Certified teachers with extensive training implement these curricula.
- For upper division students, Freedom Preparatory Academy offers several extracurricular activities. Cross-country, track, co-ed soccer, basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, and mock trial teams hold tryouts annually. Additionally, Freedom Preparatory Academy has several clubs, afterschool classes and a robust student council program for all ages.
- Freedom Preparatory Academy provides a traditional, back-to-basics environment by limiting class size to 25 students, instituting a dress code policy, and asking parents to voluntarily commit to 40 hours of school service per school year.
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FAQ – Frequently Answered Questions
- What is the curriculum for Freedom Preparatory Academy?
Our curriculum includes a rigorous, back-to-basics approach. It emphasizes the Core Knowledge Curriculum, Saxon Math and Spalding Language Arts in addition to regular music, art and physical education instruction. For more information see the curriculum page here.
- How much is tuition? Are there any other costs?
As a public school there is no tuition. However, we encourage each family to donate $200 to help off-set costs as the funding structure of charter schools is different from traditional public schools.
- Will school lunches be available for purchase?
Freedom Preparatory Academy has an award winning nutrition program and a full-service cafeteria that has breakfast and lunch available five days a week. For this month’s lunch menu click here.
- Will my child wear a school uniform?
Freedom Preparatory Academy has adopted a Dress Code Policy that specifies approved clothing choices for students. To see the Dress Code Policy, click here.
- What is FPA’s enrollment?
Currently, the school accommodates 700 students in grades K-8. However, FPA is expanding to include 9th grade for the 2012-2013 school year, 10th grade for the 2013-2014 school year, 11th grade for the 2014-2015 school year and 12th grade for the 2015-2016 school year. The final enrollment cap will be 1075.
- Does Freedom Academy provide smaller classes than a traditional public school?
Freedom Academy limits enrollment to 19 students per kindergarten class, and 25 students per class for the lower grades.
- What calendar will be used?
To see the current school calendar click here.
- How much volunteer time is required from each family?
Parents agree to a minimum voluntary commitment of 40 hours per two-parent family per year (single parent families commit to 20 hours). We encourage parents to volunteer inside the classroom, but where this is not possible, other opportunities to provide service are available.
- Will the Provo School District provide bus service?
Currently there is no bus service to the school. Parents must arrange to transport their children to and from school each day. Carpool information is available at the school to assist families in making arrangements. To see Freedom Preparatory Academy’s pick-up and drop-off policy click here.