Beehive Science and Technology Academy was selected for this honor over the approximately 120 other charter schools in Utah. According to the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, criteria for the selection included achievements, student outcomes, innovation, programs, quality of education, community engagement and other educational areas.
According to Beehive Science and Technology Principal Hanifi Oguz, “This honor is a reflection of the high quality of education offered by our charter school. We’re proud of the impact we’ve had on our students for the past several years, and we would not be in this position without the many talents of our staff and teachers.”
Beehive Science and Technology was recognized as Charter School of the Year 2016 at an awards dinner June 13.
About Beehive Science and Technology Academy
Beehive Science and Technology Academy is a Title I charter school located at 830 E. 9400 S. in Sandy, Utah. Beehive offers classes for grades six through 12. As of March 2016, total enrollment was 300 students.
In 2015, Beehive was included in Newsweek America’s Top High Schools list. In Newsweek America’s category of “Beating the odds—top schools for low-income students,” Beehive was listed as number 57 in the entire United States. (In 2014, it was recognized as number 231.)
The school originally opened in 2005. To learn more, visit www.beehiveacademy.org
About Utah Association of Public Charter Schools
The mission of the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools is to provide advocacy, support and promote excellence in public charter schools throughout the state. As stewards of the charter school movement in Utah we act with integrity and pursue excellence. We recognize the strength of uniting our efforts towards the common goals of all charter schools and make decisions based on evidence and evaluate our work by how effective it advances excellence in public charter schools.
We see charter schools throughout the state of Utah as independent public schools governed by their approved charters and supported by families, communities and policy makers who recognize the importance of innovation, autonomy and choice in education. As educational institutions they are achieving their unique missions while inspiring and empowering charter school leaders to achieve long-term stability and excellence thereby reshaping public education in Utah so every child has an equal opportunity to achieve academic success. To learn more, visit https://utahcharters.org/