City Academy 

City Academy – One of two schools in Utah recognized by

December 20, 2022

City Academy, through the hard work of our computer science teacher Dennis Pedersen, is 1 of 2 schools in Utah and 1 of only 102 schools across the country that have been recognized by with the Computer Science Leaders award! This award comes with a prize of $10,000 to help the school enhance computer science education for their students.

Sonia Woodbury, PhD, and Executive Director comments “We are proud of Mr. Pedersen’s hard work and commitment that have earned him this very deserved award and we look forward to the educational opportunities in computer science that we will be able to offer our City Academy students”

City Academy is a public tuition-free charter school for grades 7 through 12.  City Academy was founded in 2000 by a group of University of Utah educators who wanted to create a better type of school—a school that actually challenged students to think rather than just memorize facts.

Facts about City Academy – City Academy’s advanced placement program is unlike any AP or IB program in Utah.  In fact, City Academy is the only school in the state offering the Cambridge University International Examinations program for Advanced Placement and pre-advanced classes.  This program is recognized by every Ivy League school in the U.S. and several of the world’s most prestigious colleges and universities, as well as Utah colleges.

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