Fourth Grade for Utah Students
Students are really starting to come into their own in the fourth grade. They're discovering their favorite subjects and where they excel and feel confident. But some may hold back from asking questions in class to avoid looking less intelligent than their friends, while others may not participate for fear of appearing too smart. But fourth grade at Utah's K12-powered online school is different. Thanks to the support of state-licensed teachers and the quality online curriculum students access from home, fourth graders can benefit from meaningful learning experiences without a lot of distracting social pressure.
The K12-Powered Online Schooling Difference
What sets apart the K12-powered online school in Utah is their personalized approach to learning. Each student's education journey is designed with their unique goals, strengths, and challenges in mind. K12's personalized learning program includes:
- An Individualized Learning Plan for each student that addresses their strengths and weaknesses
- State-licensed teachers who guide progress and tailor teaching to students' needs
- Highly interactive online curriculum that enriches and inspires
- Field trips, extracurricular activities, and clubs that provide fun social opportunities
How Online School Powered by K12 Works
Fourth grade at Utah's online school powered by K12 begins with an effective, caring team. State-licensed teachers instruct students in online, real-time class sessions. Students and parents have open lines of communication with teachers who answer questions and help keep track of your student's academic progress. School counselors provide support, and the Learning Coach—a parent or other responsible adult—helps their student stay on schedule, records daily attendance, and communicates with teachers. Students learn from K12's highly interactive curriculum, do daily coursework, and attend virtual classes through the online school platform. And like any school, students have opportunities to connect through in-person and online events, activities, and clubs.
An important part of every student's education is K12's online curriculum covering core subjects as well as art, music, and world languages. Hands-on education materials† complement the online lessons. For example, in science, students study rocks and minerals as well as electricity and magnetism. Hands-on activities include identifying minerals according to their properties and constructing an electromagnet. The Grade 4 curriculum also concludes a special series where the history courses integrate with students' art lessons. In history, students learn about Thomas Jefferson and in art they study the architecture of Monticello.
Discover the Difference
K12-powered online learning in Utah offers families across the state an education option beyond the traditional brick-and-mortar model:
Utah Virtual Academy (UTVA) helps students in grades K–12 become independent, self-motivated learners by giving them a strong foundation and the tools they need to reach their academic potential.
- Individualized Learning Plans target each student's strengths and weaknesses.
- Utah-licensed teachers guide progress and tailor teaching to student needs.
- A robust Advanced Learner Program offers K–8 students a chance to get ahead.
- Eligible high school students can earn college credits on select courses.
- Destinations Career Academy at UTVA helps full- and part-time high school students get ahead with electives in a variety of career fields.
- Field trips, extracurricular activities, and clubs bring students together.
Take a Closer Look at Fourth Grade in Utah
*Families do not pay tuition for a student to attend an online public school. Common household items and office supplies like printer ink and paper are not provided. Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.
†Course materials vary by course and school. Please check with your school about offline course materials.
††Not all courses on the K12 course list are offered by all schools. If you have a question about a particular course, please check with your school.