How much is the tuition to attend GWA?

George Washington Academy is a public charter school for grades Kindergarten - 7th grade. We receive funding from Federal, Local, and State taxes and therefore we do not charge for tuition. 

I heard your Pick-up times have improved tremendously in the past few years what have you done to make this so successful?

During pick-up times Kindergarten students and anyone associated with their carpool must use the back lot for pick-up.  This procedure has alleviated much of the congestion that has been seen in years past on our property as well as 3000 East.  In the spring of 2019 three lights were also added to 3000 East which has also helped greatly in the afternoon. 

I heard that GWA students typically have homework every night is this true?

Yes, we ask our students to read 20-30 minutes a night depending on their grade level. In addition to reading, students who do not complete homework during the day in their specific classes may be asked to complete the assignment or project at home. 

How are you able to teach specifically to the needs of all students in all proficiency levels and abilities? 

The teachers are trained to differentiate their instruction to meet the needs of all students. We also have Patriot Time, which is a 40 minute block built into the school day for all grade levels. students are working with peers on their same skill level with a teacher that has a specialized strength in that area. 

I heard that GWA students tend to score higher on state summative assessments than other schools in the area is that true? 

Yes, GWA tends to score on average 23% higher than other schools in Washington County as well as 26% higher than the State of Utah. 

Do we have to provide a certain number of volunteer hours for our child to attend?

Recognizing that each family situation is different, GWA encourages each family to volunteer throughout the school year.

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Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now available for students entering Kindergarten through 7th grade. These applications are valid for students turning 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022.

Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are also available.

The lottery for the 2023-2024 school year will take place on February 1, 2023. All applications received after January 31, 2023 will be added to the waitlist and applicants will be contacted as open spots become available.