A k-9 public charter school.

Does ELA have a dress code?

Early Light Academy does have a dress code. The purpose of ELA's dress code is to help promote school spirit and unity, prevent socioeconomic discrimination, and create a learning environment free of distractions. 

Read our dress code policy by following the link: Here

What is a Wellness Policy?

The Wellness Policy outlines how ELA promotes healthy eating in and out of the classroom. Specifically, this means that food will only be allowed in the classroom as part of a lesson plan. No soda will be provided any time. Birthday treats cannot be distributed during school.

The purpose of our Wellness Policy is to ensure the best possible mental and physical health environment for the students of Early Light Academy. 

ELA's board recognizes that there is a link between good health and a student's ability to learn effectively and perform at their highest academic potential. The board also recognizes education and establishment of good eating habits, and a desire for physical activity, must begin at a young age. ELA is committed to providing nutritional education, physical activity and a healthy learning environment. 

To read the details of our Wellness Policy, follow the link: Here.

What are the credential requirements for teachers at charter schools?

Consistent with all public schools in Utah, all of ELA’s teachers will be licensed, certified teachers. They may alternatively be qualified to teach under the Utah State Office of Education’s Alternative Route to Licensure Program, or otherwise authorized through the Utah State Office of Education.

Teachers and paraprofessionals meet USBE Highly Qualified Teacher requirements or are on an approved path for becoming highly qualified.  

Services provided by paraprofessionals are under the direct supervision of and in close proximity to a highly qualified teacher.  

Parents have the right to request and receive information on the qualifications of their children’s teacher(s).  Parents can read teacher bios on the school website and contact the Director, Mrs. Young, in the main office for more information regarding teacher licensing and paraprofessional highly qualified status.