Mission & Vision
Think critically, communicate effectively and act responsibly in an ever-changing global community.
At Providence Hall Charter School we expect all staff, students and parents to embrace and make every effort towards each component of the mission statement. As a Board and Administration, we have outlined each component into value and belief statements that Providence Hall Charter School holds for all stakeholders.
- The Providence Hall community will Think Critically by being open-minded, purposeful and solution driven, encompassing the IB Learner Profiles of Inquirer, Reflective and Knowledgeable.
- The Providence Hall community will Act Responsibly by being principled, caring, accountable and a contributor, encompassing the IB Learner Profiles of Balanced and Courageous.
- The Providence Hall community will Communicate Effectively by being clear, timely, collaborative and respectful.
Located in Herriman, Utah, Providence Hall first opened its doors for the 2008-2009 school year as a K-6 public charter school with an enrollment of 700 students. Students are taught within the framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), learning the foundational skills for inquiry-based learning and development as well as becoming well-rounded, caring, individuals. From the founding of the charter, Providence Hall's goal was to become an authorized International Baccalaureate school.
In 2010, Providence Hall was named Charter School of the Year by the Utah State Office of Education. Providence Hall was also granted our International Baccalaureate authorization in February of 2102. As one of the first schools in the state to earn this authorization, Providence Hall continued to grow and achieve with each new adventure.
In the 2010-2011 school year, Providence Hall opened a junior high school, encompassing grades 6-9. In the junior high school environment, students are taught to build upon the inquiry foundation they develop in the PYP in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP). The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement & essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.
In the 2014-2015 school year, Providence Hall opened a high school, bringing our school total to approximately 2,150 students. Students at the high school level have the opportunity to be taught in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced educational program that prepares students for success in college and beyond. The program is nationally and internationally-recognized and respected by the world's leading universities as the most rigorous coursework available to high school students.
As Providence Hall has grown, so has its commitment to the International Baccalaureate programs in our schools, families, and our community. As one of only 12 schools in the nation with the full continuum of K-12 International Baccalaureate programmes, Providence Hall moves forward each year committed to constantly improving our impact as we educate globally-minded, balanced, and rigorously educated world citizens.
Picasso said "You cannot teach painting, you must find it." It is this concept that lies at the heart of Providence Hall's philosophy. We realize that you may teach a child but unless they choose to learn it for themselves they will not "find it." Therefore, in addition to traditional teaching methods, Providence Hall's instructors employ hands-on experience, reflection, and real-life application as methods of instruction in efforts to convey to students the notion that knowledge is power and a tool that can better one's life. Cooperatively, these methods of instruction will not only educate with knowledge, but also show the significance of that knowledge, resulting in genuine understanding gained from personal experience. Providence Hall believes that every student has greatness within and those educational experiences should guide and assist students in discovering the best within themselves. We believe that by making education relevant and stimulating, students will develop a love and excitement for learning which will extend beyond the classroom promoting a life of learning.
Providence Hall provides quality education that embraces and magnifies a student's innate curiosity, individuality and special talents. We acknowledge that students are born with strengths and weaknesses in their learning styles. Providence Hall's environment encourages each child to develop uniquely and supports each child in achieving his or her full intellectual potential.
Providence Hall recognizes the importance of personal responsibility. By teaching students to set goals and evaluate personal accomplishment, students will build confidence and feel responsible for their learning and growth.
Why Providence Hall?
- International Baccalaureate Program (IB) is a proven and world-renown inquiry-based teaching methodology that ties subjects together in a meaningful way.
- Developing students who care for the community, and make a difference while leaving time for family and social life.
- Encouraging a harmonizing mind by developing both hemispheres of the brain through art, music, inquiry, and creativity.
- Foreign Language for all students to improve learning across subjects.
- Love and Logic environment that prevents problems and allows teachers and students to better respect one another.
- Significant parental involvement creating a community where all stakeholders are devoted to improving the learning process.
- Standardized Dress Code to promote an equal learning environment.
The school held a parent meeting to go over how to interpret the SAGE data for the individual students an overall school results. We sent out the results with students for your review. Additionally, we looked at the state overall average in comparison to Providence Hall along with the school's performance in relation to the other local public schools and charters.
Here is the presentation with the information for review:
SAGE Information Presentation.
School Report Card 2015-2016
We are in the process of updating our policies. If you have questions or need to see a copy of a particular policy, please email Lynne Roux at
HEALTH & SAFETY/FACILITIES
Title 1 Compact
Providence Hall School-Parent-Student Title 1 Compact
Providence Hall will:
1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables children to demonstrate mastery on all required State assessments by:
a.Following State mandated curriculum
b.Assessing student progress three times annually
c.Responding to student academic difficulties in a timely, effective manner
d.Hiring only highly-qualified personnel
e.Providing on-going professional development to instructional personnel
2.Offer parent-teacher conferences by:
a.Providing parents with times of teacher conference periods at the beginning of the school year, and
b. Scheduling them at a mutually convenient time at the request of either the parent or teacher.
3.Provide parents with frequent reports on their child's progress by:
a.Sending home progress reports
b. Sending home report cards every 9 weeks
c. Sending home the results of State assessments annually.
4.Provide parents with reasonable access to staff by:
a. Providing parents with times of teacher conference periods at the beginning of the school year, and
b. Scheduling at least one Open House event annually.
5. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child's class and observe classroom activities by:
a. Posting volunteer opportunities on the school's website, and
b. Referring parents to the Volunteer Director for volunteer opportunities.
We, as parents, will support our child's learning in the following ways:
1.Ensuring my child arrives at school on time every day
2.Making sure homework is completed
3.Monitoring the amount of television watched every day
4.Participating, as appropriate, in my child's classroom and education
5.Encouraging my child to read daily
6.Reading and, if appropriate, responding to all notices from the school
7.Sharing my ideas for school improvement with the school.
I, as a student, will do my best to meet the State's academic standards by:
1. Following the School Discipline Policies
2. Completing all school assignments to the best of my ability at school
and at home
3. Reading at least 20 minutes daily every day outside of school time
4. Giving my parents all notices and information sent home from the school
Parents have the right to access information on our Highly Qualified Teachers. For more information please contact the front office at each campus.
School Land Trust
School Land Trust 2015 -16
Asbestos NoticeSchool Asbestos Management Plan
Employee HandbookData Governance Policy
IT Security Plan