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Individualized Instruction Program

Students learn best when lessons match their personal interests and abilities. The mission of Utah Connections Academy (UCA) is to help each student maximize his or her potential and meet the highest performance standards through a uniquely individualized learning program.

At Utah Connections Academy, each student receives individualized instruction, including lessons tailored to that student’s academic strengths and weaknesses. This is the Personalized Performance Learning® (PPL) approach—a dynamic process that begins by evaluating each individual student’s strengths and needs. Teachers and counselors are then able to develop focused, customized approaches that work for the student along with the curriculum—all year long.

Timely Intervention

When help is needed, teachers may modify instruction or lesson plans, provide meaningful ways to practice skills, and offer helpful resources. They may arrange to work with a student in a small group or even one-on-one. This personal attention empowers students in virtual school to excel in their learning environment and to achieve their goals.

Collaborating to Provide Even Greater Support

UCA teachers work together closely and talk regularly, sharing best practices, subject matter tips, teaching strategies, and more. For families working with multiple teachers, these teachers can coordinate efforts to meet the student’s individual needs.

Connected to Students and Families

The bonds that teachers at UCA build with their students are deep and strong. Often, teachers get to know the entire family well. These relationships enable teachers to make truly life-changing personal connections with their students.


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