EDITORS NOTE: The following information was provided to Daybreak from the American Academy of Innovation. The school will be built at 5410 W. South Jordan Parkway. For questions related to this school, please contact [email protected]
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF INNOVATION
The American Academy of Innovation, a new charter school serving students in grades 6 to 12, will be coming to Daybreak in the near future. The charter, approved by the Utah State Board of Education, received a letter of support from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) for its “potential to help prepare some of our next generation to think globally and help Utah continue to be recognized as a premier global business destination as they move forward in their careers.”
The American Academy of Innovation (AAI) will offer a unique blend of academic programming using experiential learning combined with technical education, 21st-century skills, and international partnerships. This school seeks to improve student learning by identifying the specific learning style of individual students, using the methods best suited to the students’ individual strengths to teach each concept, and building ownership of education in each student.
AAI will provide students with a solid foundation in language arts, math, science, and history, where experiential learning is the primary method of instruction. Additionally, each student will be enrolled in technical education classes with the goal to obtain skills certificates provided by the State Office of Education documenting their proficiency with a given skill or program.
According to AAI’s Director, German Lopez, “The students’ experiential learning will take place as students develop projects in conjunction with mentors from international universities, making them relevant and allowing students to contribute to solving real-world problems, where students will collaborate with other students, professionals, and professors and have the opportunity to begin impacting the world through research and project implementation. Students who develop new technologies, processes, or products will be eligible for royalties or other compensation.”
Students who graduate from the American Academy of Innovation will be equipped with knowledge, critical thinking skills, technical know-how, teamwork, responsibility, accountability, and other leadership skills.
The construction of the school facility is currently underway and the school is scheduled to open its doors to students next Fall.
AAI will be hosting public meetings for prospective students and parents. The Open Houses will be held at the Daybreak Community Center, on Thursday, February 11th, Wednesday March 16th and Wednesday April 13th, at 7:00 pm. For more information about AAI and additional public meetings, please visit their website at www.aaiutah.org.