Frequently Asked Questions:
How much does this program cost? We are a free public charter school.
What if there is a curriculum I want to use that is not offered on your website? Please submit all special requests to your Educational Specialist.
Can I use curriculum that isn't on your website that I purchase on my own? Yes!
Can I move levels in my curriculum? Our school individualizes this program to fit your families needs. You can move levels as fast as you would like.
How do you track progress? Each family is assigned an educational specialist (ES) who is a certified teacher. Davinci is a public charter school, so meeting with the ES and monitoring students’ progress (benchmarking) are two requirements in maintaining educational funding. The ES will meet with each family monthly as support throughout the school year, to review the selected curriculum and to set goals for the month. Students are benchmarked through an online assessment three times a year, and the results are viewed only by family members and the ES. Students’ grades include curriculum progression, monthly meetings, and progress toward benchmarks.
Do I have to submit calendars or logs of what I do each day and what happens if I don't meet the goals I set with my ES? No, you do not submit calendars or logs of everything you do. Once a month your ES and you will make contact and you will discuss where your student\s are at and where you hope to be by next month. We are here to support each child individually. We know that goals sometimes have to be changed to accommodate specific needs that arise. We ask that you stay in regular contact with your educational specialist so that they can help you troubleshoot challenges as they arise and be aware of your student's progression.
Do field trips cost money? We get grants for a lot of our field trips for a very discounted rate.
Can I bring my whole family on field trips? Yes, the entire immediate family is invited.
How does lunch work? Lunch is typically split into K-3 and 4-6 (depending on location). Parent's pack their child's lunch from home. Ogden location does serve lunch if parents would like to use that option they can pay Carla at the front office.
How much is lunch in Ogden? School lunch is offered at our Ogden location only, The cost is $2.60 per day and can be paid with cash or check at the office. You can also pay online at https://secureinstantpayments.
Do I have to do specials day? Specials day is optional.
Do I have to attend Davinci Day? Davinci Day is where we cover all of our science and history; therefore, we strongly recommend that students attend this day.
When do I start the enrollment process for my new Kindergartener? The application process will be in January.
Do we have to return the curriculum? Yes, all teacher manuals and manipulatives need to be returned. Students manuals etc. do not have to be returned. If it has a Davinci barcode on the back, then it must be returned.
Which subjects are required to do at home? Families are only required to do Math and Language Arts at home.
Do I have to do two online supplements? No, all supplements are completely optional.
How do I get my curriculum if I am a distant site? The curriculum will be delivered for the West Jordan and Logan sites only. All other locations will come to Ogden to pick-up their curriculum.
Does your school provide a laptop? Yes, we provide laptops for each student that requests one.
When can I apply for the next school year? In January.
How does the lottery work? A lottery process is necessary when filed applications exceed the available admission openings. A waiting list will be generated by the lottery process, which is where completed student registration packets have been randomly drawn and assigned a numeric number based on the random drawing. Random drawings occur on an as needed basis to ensure that all students wishing to enter DaVinci Academy have an opportunity to do so. This waiting list is effective for the current school year only and will be re-generated yearly or on an as need basis.
Do you enroll during the year? Yes, we fill spots as soon as someone drops.
Can my student take outsourcing lessons from anywhere they want? No, community partners must be contracted with. This process starts about 6 months prior to the beginning of each new school year. If you have a business you'd like to see our school contract with for next year have them fill out the form on our outsourcing page and return it to Chelsea Whitby.