NORTH LOGAN — InTech Collegiate High School will be changing its name next year and adding more grades to its charter school. Beginning in August 2020, the school will be known as InTech Collegiate Academy and will add 7th and 8th grades.
The school has been planning on this expansion for a few years, to add more grades and more students. In 2015, the Cache County School Board approved an amendment to the school’s charter, allowing it to expand its headcount, better prepare students for the school’s early college programs and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (also known as STEM) curriculum.
“We really see this as a major part of our outreach effort,” InTech Collegiate High School Executive Director Jason Stanger explained in a statement. “Too often, students decide in junior high or middle school that they can’t do math or science. Because of that, some don’t even consider InTech as a high school option, and those that do enroll, may struggle in our STEM and advanced curriculum.
“We would like to help these students at an earlier point so that they have a solid junior high school experience in science and math, rather than to have students need to remediate those skills in high school.”
The school will add 8th grade next year, but adding 7th grade to the school may be delayed an extra year, depending on interest and available space for students.
“While 8th grade is a go for next year,” Stanger explained, “the speed of our expansion into 7th grade depends on community interest and our ability to either acquire additional facilities or work out some logistical concerns in our current facility. We encourage anyone interested in either 7th or 8th grade to apply and we will keep everyone updated on whether 7th grade will happen in 2020-21 or 2021-22.”
For parents who are interested in enrolling students in the school, for the 7th – 11th grade enrollment lottery, they need to visit the school’s enrollment website: http://www.intechchs.org/enroll-student.html.