FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where are you located?
Our beautiful "green" school is located at 588 E 3300 N in Pleasant Grove, Utah's City of Trees, and sits at the base of the American Fork Canyon. A walking, biking and horseback riding trail borders the school property on the north and to the south, Mill Creek winds through a hundred year old grove of trees.
We serve students in grades kindergarten through ninth grade from Pleasant Grove, Cedar Hills, American Fork and surrounding areas. MAP IT!
Do you offer full day Kindergarten?
Yes, Quail Run kindergarten classes offer an optional full day program.
How many students do you have per class?
Quail Run class sizes vary from grade to grade and subject to subject. Our half-day kindergarten classes have 16 students in each session. Reading classes in the younger grades have as few as 5 students per leveled reading group while middle school band and choir classes may have as many as 60 students each. The school-wide average class size is 18 students.
What is the the school's educational philosophy?
Quail Run teachers use hands-on activities and multi-sensory experiences that allow students to learn through discovery. Students participate in weekly “world classroom” experiences including virtual assemblies, walking tours, outdoor class periods, and traditional field trips. Teachers use project or place-based lesson plans and incorporate gross motor activities that allow children to wiggle while they learn.
Are you accredited?
Yes. Quail Run is accredited through NWAC- Northwest Accreditation Commission, formerly the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS). The Northwest Accreditation Commission is one of the nation's six acknowledged accreditation agencies. The geographic territory of the Association consists of the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
What curriculum do you use?
Quail Run students study reading, writing, mathematics, history, science, world languages and cultures, visual art, music, dance, theater, P.E., health, and technology through an integrated curriculum.
Quail Run Charter School uses the TMSA (tim' suh) math program. TMSA stands for Teaching Math through Science and Art. The main features of TMSA are its interdisciplinary approach to the mastery of math concepts and its hands-on activities.
Emergent readers use the SEEL reading program developed at Brigham Young University. SEEL (Systematic Engaging Early Literacy) is a research based program that uses hands-on activities to introduce and reinforce literacy skills.
All programs at Quail Run meet or exceed State requirements and also support the Common Core Standards. More information about our academic programs can be found on our curriculum pages.
Are students required to wear uniforms?
Quail Run has a common dress policy. Click HERE for details. The intent of this policy is to minimize distractions in the learning environment, promote a sense of community among students, and increase campus safety and security. For more information on our middle school PE dress code click HERE.
Do you participate in the Federal School Lunch Program?
Quail Run offers breakfast, lunch, and after-school snacks. Free and reduced price meals are available to qualifying students. Students perform better when they eat nutritious meals and Quail Run endeavors to provide meals that include whole grains, lean proteins, and organic fruits and vegetables but that limit preservatives, food colorings, added salt, refined sugar, trans-fat and high fructose corn syrup. Please visit our school lunch pages for more information.
How can I get involved?
We have many opportunities for individuals, parents and businesses to become involved in the development of the charter school. We are seeking potential sponsors and donors who share our educational principles and ecologically responsible philosophy. For more information on volunteering at the school, or becoming a classroom sponsor, please email volunteer@QRPS.org.