The mission of the WSU Charter Academy is to provide an educational learning center with an emphasis on student learning and family involvement; where WSU pre-service teachers may observe and practice cutting-edge, research-based educational practices; and where research on various aspects of education may be conducted.
The WSU Charter Academy is focused on educating the whole child using developmentally appropriate and research supported curricula and instructional methods. The WSU Charter Academy will draw its students from mainly Davis, Morgan, Ogden, Summit and Weber School Districts. Conceptualized by a group of educators from the Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education, the Charter Academy has a vision of faculty, students, and families working in concert to develop the capacities of the whole child, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.
The collective expertise of the WSU Charter Academy founders and governing board includes early childhood, early childhood education, family studies, Pre K-12 and University teaching, administration, research, curriculum and instruction, special education, educational psychology, health promotions and human performance, and humanities. These areas of expertise combine to enable WSU Charter Academy to focus on using developmentally appropriate practices and in educating the whole child.