Frequently Asked Questions
How did the Tech Trep Academy program begin?
In 2008, a full-time public school program called My Tech High was created to provide students in Utah with a personalized education experience focused on technology and entrepreneurship. Interest in the Utah program has continued to grow each year with thousands of students now participating.
Tech Trep Academy (‘trep’ is short for entrepreneur) started in 2015 to help part-time students outside of Utah to access the amazing technology and entrepreneurship curriculum.
Beginning in February 2017, a full-time Tech Trep Academy program (powered by My Tech High) is available in Idaho for students in grades K–8! Starting in the fall 2020, Tech Trep Academy has added programs for grades 9–10.
Does Tech Trep Academy operate as a Public Charter / District School or a Private School?
For the Idaho program, in which public school will my child be enrolled?
With which curriculum providers do you partner directly?
- Waterford Early Learning (Language Arts, Math, Science)
- ALEKS Math
- BYU Independent Study
- Odyssey by CompassLearning
- Apex Learning
- GLM Education
- Dreambox Math
- ST Math
- Imagine Language & Literacy
- Imagine Math (formerly Think Through Math)
- Imagine Math Facts (formerly Big Brainz Timez Attack)*
- BrainPop and BrainPop, Jr.*
- Education City*
- Study Island*
- Rosetta Stone
- Duo Lingo
- Leadership Education Academy
- Reading Eggs
- Math Seeds
*Indicates a program for which ALL students have unlimited access
Does every student need to take a Tech or Entrepreneurship course?
Do you ever have face-to-face events?
Why are Pass / Fail grades given instead of traditional letter grades?
Are students required to participate in State testing?
If / when my child is accepted, will I receive additional information?
Are all the learning materials and technology resources property of the program?
NOTE: Any new computer, Chromebook, or iPad/tablet which is fully reimbursed with a student’s Technology Allowance funds remains property of the school’s program for three years. If a student withdraws from the program after year one or year two, the parent will be asked to return the computer, Chromebook, or iPad/tablet or re-pay the depreciated value of the device.
Can I select religious-based curriculum as part of my approved program?
Which Minecraft course would be best for my child?
The Minecraft Modding with Java course is fairly technical and focuses exclusively on creating and adding custom modifications to Minecraft using Java. The course is appropriate for any student 11+ that has a basic foundational grasp of coding and is comfortable with a little bit of troubleshooting.