Frequently Asked Questions
How much does SUCCESS Academy cost?
There are no special tuition costs. SUCCESS Academy fees are outlined in the Fee Schedule. Students are required to pay collegiate lab fees, university textbooks, and any additional required collegiate learning materials. Students who qualify to take college courses will receive tuition waivers during their SUCCESS Academy high school experience.
Who can attend SUCCESS Academy?
SUCCESS Academy is a four-year charter high school and is an open-enrollment school. If applications exceed the limited number of student seats available, a lottery will determine enrollment. This lottery will follow Utah State Office of Education lottery guidelines.How are students selected?
All 8th graders (Iron County only) and 9th graders (Washington County) are eligible to apply in January prior to their 9th (Iron County) or 10th (Washington County) grade year. Also, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students can apply if there are slots available. To the extent possible, the student body will be similar to the demographics of the attendance area from which students are drawn. If there are more applications than slots available a lottery is held to determine enrollment.
SUCCESS Academy is a four-year charter high school and is an open-enrollment school. If applications exceed the limited number of student seats available, a lottery will determine enrollment. This lottery will follow Utah State Office of Education lottery guidelines. However, we encourage parents and students to review the mission of SUCCESS Academy and ensure their student is ready for the rigor of this Early College High School.Where is SUCCESS Academy located?
The main administrative offices are located on the Southern Utah University Campus along with three classrooms and one science lab. Administrative offices and two classrooms are located on the Dixie State College campus. Students will attend classes at their boundary high schools for a portion of their day.Where will SUCCESS Academy students graduate?
SUCCESS Academy students who graduate with an Associate Degree will walk at SUU or DSC during their regular graduation ceremony. All students graduating with a SUCCESS Academy high school diploma will have the option of walking through graduation at the boundary high school. A separate SUCCESS Academy graduation ceremony may be held.What are the extracurricular opportunities available?
Students participate in all extracurricular activities at their boundary high schools. SUCCESS Academy offers no extracurricular activities. Students participate in Sterling Scholar and a variety of clubs at their boundary high schools as well. SUCCESS Academy focuses club activties in the areas of science, math and technology.Are all college courses at SUU taught via the internet?
Our instructional model at SUU, for most of our college courses taken by sophomores and juniors, combines “the best of both worlds” through collaborative teaching by public education teachers and college professors. College internet courses are facilitated by SUCCESS Academy teachers in the classroom--instructing, monitoring, and assisting students with college curriculum. No student is left on their own to master internet curriculum. In addition, some of our courses are taught by college adjunct professors and, as seniors, students attend some college courses with regular college students.