The Ranches Academy, a small school of 350 students, has one of the highest 2010 Adequate Yearly Progress results for a charter school in Utah.
"We got our AYP results back and it was phenomenal," said Susie Scherer, The Ranches Academy director. "I have to check with every school but so far there is only one other charter that beat us."
In her second year as director, Scherer said she had made a commitment to raise the school's AYP rating. The AYP is part of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (also known as No Child Left Behind) requiring proficiency testing to track each school's ability to educate its students.-Daily Herald