Constructed in 1997-98 , Amelia Earhart Elementary serves the southwest corner of Provo. Built to house 550 students, the school opened on Tuesday, August 25, 1998. The is on a traditional schedule and opened with an enrollment of over 500 students. The school name was chosen from patron and student input. The school motto is “Flying with Pride.” The school mascot is the Aviator. In 2001 six additional classrooms were built on to help facilitate growth in the area.
Students are encouraged to participate in our school-wide reading program—High Flyers. Students have the opportunity to read outside of school with family, friends, or alone. They can earn the privilege of being rewarded for extra efforts in reading. If students achieve their reading goal each quarter, they will be eligible to become a High Flyer. High Flyers must read the following number of hours between Sept 1st and Apr 30th :
- Grades K-2 50 hours
- Grades 3-6 75 hours
This goal can be easily met if students in K-2 read 20 minutes and students 3-6 read 30 minutes 4 nights per week. At the completion of the High Flyers program, all High Flyers will participate in a year-end activity. Children who choose to participate in the Double Club are certainly invited too. Double Club hours are: Grades K-2 100 hours and Grades 3-6 150 hours. Having completed this goal, students will be invited to participate in another activity at the end of the year.
The school has eight mobile computer labs that are networked with wireless Internet and are brought around to the classrooms for use and instruction.
There are also computers in every classroom that are networked to the Internet. Each classroom is equipped with Promethean Boards which allow for interactive lessons. We also have six Emint classrooms.