At AISU, We Get Results
Last year, AISU’s AdvancED accreditation score increased from 263 (our score in year one) to 304, maintaining our 5-year accreditation status.
AISU students’ average composite score on the ACT has gone up in each of our first three years (17.7, 18.8, and 19.2, consecutively).
On average, students who have been at AISU for consecutive years have shown 1.5 years’ growth per year in reading ability, as measured by the NWEA MAP assessment.
AISU students have gone on to attend college at U.C. Berkeley, the University of Notre Dame, the Berklee College of Music, Sacred Heart University, the University of Utah, and Brigham Young University, among others.
Last year, an AISU graduate was one of 150 students selected from 86,000 applicants to receive the Coca-Cola Scholarship.
Students from AISU have traveled for educational studies and/or competitions to China, Bulgaria, France, Washington, D.C., New York, Boston, Minnesota, and California.
Performing arts groups at AISU have won 1st-place awards at the Utah Shakespearean Festival and other national competitions, performed on PBS, and produced and published albums.
AISU has a FIRST Robotics high school team as well as a middle school robotics team, and received almost $100,000 in grant money from the Utah STEM Action Center last year.
AISU athletics teams competed against other charter schools to win state championships in soccer and volleyball last year.
On high school course evaluation surveys conducted last year, students reported that they felt safe and cared for:
Ninety-five percent of high school students marked a 3 or 4 (on a 4-point scale) when responding to the question, “Did you feel like you were in a safe environment in this class?” Seventy-five percent marked a 4 on this item.
Ninety-two percent marked a 3 or 4 when responding to the question, “How much did you feel that your teacher(s) cared about you as an individual?” Sixty-nine percent marked a 4 on this item.