Utah boasts one of the most educated populations in the country, and American Fork is no exception. American Fork was the first city in Utah to provide public education to each and every citizen in the territory in the early 1860s. Education remains a priority in the community today with eight local elementary schools and several secondary education options. The city is served by Alpine School district, one of the fastest-growing school districts in Utah. Our community understands the value of education and strives to provide high-quality education to your family. We have a wide range of educational opportunities to students of all ages including:

Elementary Schools
The education of our youth in American Fork is extremely important to our community. Our elementary schools in American Fork, Utah, uphold high educational standards. Our educational system is also based on high personal standards and values, so you can feel at ease knowing your child is receiving a high-quality education. Our elementary schools are spread throughout the city to provide convenient access for your family. Our outstanding elementary schools include:

  • American Heritage School
  • Barratt Elementary School
  • Dan W. Peterson special education school
  • Forbes Elementary School
  • Greenwood Elementary School
  • Legacy Elementary School
  • Odyssey Charter School
  • Shelley Elementary School

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Secondary Education
American Fork provides secondary education options to suit a wide range of educational needs. American Fork Junior High School and American Fork High School provide public school options for the majority of youth in the community. American Heritage School is an LDS faith-based school that serves students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Dan W. Peterson school provides high-quality education for students with special needs who require advanced care. All of these schools are located in American Fork, Utah, so your family can enjoy convenient, top-notch education.

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Colleges and Universities

Utah is known for having a highly-educated population. In fact, we have one of the highest-educated populations in the United States. American Fork prides itself on having an educated workforce so your business can be fueled by a skilled, knowledgeable team. American Fork has access to the following colleges and universities within a few minutes’ drive:

  • Brigham Young University
  • Mountainland Applied Technology College
  • Provo College
  • University of Utah
  • Utah Valley University

There are several other universities in Utah within a half-day drive including:

  • Dixie State University
  • LDS Business College
  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Southern Utah University
  • Snow College
  • Utah State University
  • Westminster College

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Prosperity 2020

Prosperity 2020 is led by businesses with a goal to make education in Utah one of the top 10 ranked education systems in the country. This program is aimed to provide prosperity and an educated workforce to the business community of Utah by helping students achieve post-secondary education. This goal is set to be completed by 2020. The team behind Prosperity 2020 includes Utahan education officials, faculty and private businesses. We want businesses to invest in Utah, and Prosperity 2020 is a hopeful step towards that goal. To learn more about how your business in American Fork, Utah, can contribute to Prosperity 2020, call American Fork City at 801-756-5110 today or check out the link below. We look forward to helping Utah reach this admirable goal!

S.L. Chamber

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