HISTORY OF UTAH CHARTER SCHOOLS

In 1997, under an education initiative introduced by then Governor Michael O. Leavitt and financed in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Utah public charter schools were conceived.  With additional legislative support, charters received authorization by state lawmakers…

Read a brief history of the birth of charter schools in Utah by the primary legislative sponsor of the bill that made “school choice” a household phrase…

REP. BRIAN ALLEN’s BRIEF HISTORY of CHARTERS

< Click on the icon to the left to link to a brief history of Utah’s public charter schools.

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Utah County Academy of Science (UCAS) in Orem, is one of the six original chartered STEM high schools authorized under the 1997 Leavitt/Gates initiative.