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July 29, 2020

In Utah, home of Silicon Slopes, most public elementary and middle schools limit the introduction of STEM learning to basic skills. Classes such as introductory computer programming aren’t available until 9th grade!  Other STEM concepts like 3D printing likely aren'...

June 10, 2019

Have you ever looked at an Arches report card and wondered what all those numbers and letters mean? Here is a breakdown of all the features you might find on your child’s report card:

1. Grade Key - our K-3rd grade students are graded on a different number scale than yo...

December 13, 2018

Our purpose at Arches Academy is to provide individualized, interactive, whole-child education
to a diverse student body. One of the main ways that we accomplish this purpose is by providing
our students with experiential learning opportunities. Experiential learning i...

November 26, 2018

Where were you born?

George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Who was your favorite teacher in school and why?

Judy Klevins, my high school drama and English teacher. She taught me the importance of the role of trust in learning and teachin...

November 20, 2018

Where were you born?

I was born in Mesa, Arizona

Who was your favorite teacher in school & why?

My favorite teacher in school was my 4th grade teacher.  Her name was Mrs. Doubek.  I loved her.  She was kind and inspiring.  She loved to read, and I loved when she would rea...

May 9, 2018

Often, 3rd or 4th grade is when parents start to realize that the education their child is getting is inadequate.

The 3rd/4th grade slump is when students that seemed to be doing fine start to experience a drop in performance that sometimes becomes permanent.  

At...

March 28, 2018

Formative vs. Summative Testing

When your child comes home with information about their upcoming state test at the end of the year, do you ever wonder what exactly this test will tell you about your child? Do you worry about the stress your child feels about it, and the...

March 22, 2018

Every year, Arches Academy puts on a school musical. Shows such as Seussical, Aladdin, and this year, The Wizard of Oz. Whether backstage or center stage, every single student at Arches Academy is involved, from our oldest 9th graders all the way down to our three-year...

February 22, 2018

Where were you born?

I was born in San Francisco to an international family - Kiwi mum and Canadian-raised American dad.  My childhood was spent between Alaska and New Zealand, with 4 brothers, 4 sisters, and 2 foster sisters.

Who was your favorite teacher in school and...

February 14, 2018

Here, at Arches Academy, we prioritize the social, emotional, and academic safety of our students. These three “pillars” are absolutely essential for every student to learn and develop in a healthy way.

Social safety, the first “pillar,” means that children feel comfort...

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