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Dear Paradigm Families,

Here are our announcements for the week of May 16th, 2022:


Re-Enrollment for the 2022-23 School Year
It’s that time of year again and re-enrollment for next year has officially begun! This is for ALL current scholars. If your scholar is planning to return to Paradigm in the fall, please fill out the 2022-23 Enrollment Request Form HERE to secure their spot. If you have already done so, there is no need to do it again. Thank you!


School Fees
Thank you to everyone who has paid this year’s school fees. A list of scholars with remaining balances is posted in the front office. Please have your scholar check to see if their name is on the list, check Aspire, or contact the front office if you are unsure if you still owe fees. Fees can be paid through Venmo (@Paradigmschools), by echeck or credit card here, or by cash or check in the front office.


High School (9th-11th Grade) Oral Exam Schedule

  • Final day for all classes is Thursday May 19th
  • Oral Exams will be held on Friday May 20th and Monday May 23rd-Thursday May 26th.
  • Scholars will be assigned to a 2-hour oral exam session on one of those days by their Seminar mentor. Scholars should only come to school for their assigned session date and time. If scholars need extra time to work on their written exam (Monday-Wednesday; sign-up with your seminar mentor) or if they need help in the math room (Monday-Thursday; sign-up with your math mentor), they can come during those scheduled times. Otherwise, scholars should not be at the school.
  • The last day of school is Friday May 27th. Classes will not be held. We will have our annual talent show at 8:00 am and then yearbook signing until 12:40 pm.


Prep School (7th & 8th Grade) Oral Exam Schedule

  • Friday May 20th will be a Distance Learning Day. It will also be an Oral Exam option day for Ms. Rogers and Mrs. Hall’s seminar classes, if needed.
  • Scholars will attend classes for half-days Monday May 23rd – Thursday May 26th:
    • A/B1: 8:00-8:55 am
    • A/B2: 9:00-9:55 am
    • A/B3: 10:00-10:55 am
    • A/B4: 11:00-11:55 am
    • Scholars dismissed at 11:55 am
  • Scholars will be assigned to a 70-minute oral exam session by their Seminar mentor on one of these days (Monday-Thursday). They should follow this schedule for their assigned day:
    • Lunch: 11:55 am – 12:30 pm
    • Oral Exam Session #1: 12:35-1:45 pm
    • Oral Exam Session #2: 1:50-3:00 pm
  • A study room will be made available for scholars who need to wait before or after their scheduled session.
  • The last day of school is Friday May 27th. Classes will not be held. We will have our annual talent show at 8:00 am and then yearbook signing until 12:40 pm.


Choir Auditions
Do you like to sing? Do you like to travel? Do you want to get to know people and get involved? Then join the Paradigm Choir Program! You can sign up without auditioning to sing in Men’s Chorus or Bel Canto. If you would like to audition for A Cappella or Madrigal choirs, the sign up sheets will be posted outside of the choir room door. Auditions will be held Tuesday and Thursday after school.



class of 2022

Senior Service Week
If you are participating in Senior Service Week this week, please make sure that you are only doing this during your Seminar class. You still have other classes that are finishing up and you will officially be done on Thursday May 19th.


Graduation Rehearsal
Graduation Rehearsal is this Wednesday May 18th at 3:00 pm at Paradigm in the gym. If you are participating in our graduation ceremony, then you MUST be there. We will hand out grad tickets, cap and gowns, and other info.


Senior Checklists
Please pick up a Senior Checklist in the office beginning on Monday May 16th. ALL seniors and graduating juniors are required to fill one out and turn it in (whether you are earning a diploma or not). The deadline to turn in your checklist is Friday May 20th. If you do not turn it in by that date, then you will not be able to participate in our graduation ceremony.


Senior Days
We have some really fun activities happening for Senior Days this year! Seniors do not come to school Friday May 20th through Thursday May 26th. Instead, we have some activities planned! These are optional, you do not have to go, but we would love to see you there! The Senior Days activity list has been sent out to Seniors.


Graduation Ceremony


Paradigm Summer Camps
Registration for Summer Camps begins this Wednesday! Please visit our summer camps page:



Volunteer Opportunities
Paradigm Parents, our school needs you! The Volunteer Page on our website has been updated with several new opportunities. We especially need volunteers to help with the hole-in-the-wall from now until the end of the year. (This is a background checked only opportunity). Click HERE if you can volunteer!


Paradigm Wish List
Did you know Paradigm has a WISH LIST? These are items that our wonderful mentors wish for, but are not necessarily part of the budget. If you would like to see the complete and ongoing list, click HERE and scroll down.  Remember, donations are tax deductible and you can receive volunteer hours as well! Thank you so much to those who have already donated. We love checking items off the list! This week’s wish item: Lightly used LEGOS for our robotics classes.


Substitutes Needed
We are looking for substitutes to join our team! It pays $15.00 an hour and it is great flexible work. If you are interested in becoming a substitute, please email Rebeca Bowe at


High School Yearbook
Get your High School Yearbook while they last! $55 at or in the office.


Cleaning Crew Jobs Available
Paradigm will be hiring a small crew to help this summer! Jobs will include: cleaning carpets, waxing and stripping floors, painting walls, yard maintenance and general beautification of our wonderful school.  Work hours will be from 9am-3pm, Mon-Fri. Starting pay will be $8.50 per hour with flexible hours to fit family summer vacation plans.  You must be at least 14 to apply. If you would like more information please contact Rob Hansen at or 801-244-1812.


Lost and Found
Parents, we have A LOT of lost items here at the school. Please swing by before or after school or have your scholars check the lost and found by the stairs. All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the month.


Summer School for Credit Recovery
We will be offering Summer School again this year for high school recovery credit.

Summer school is only for credit recovery and not original credit. If your high school scholar failed a class this year (or a previous year), this is a great chance to make-up the credit in a short amount of time.

Each half credit is only $50.00 (many outside .5 credits can be $100 or more). This fee can be waived if you are on a school fee waiver this year. We will have two 10-day sessions.  Each session is 3 hours per day Monday-Thursday (no Fridays!). Scholars will be in a classroom setting, working on an online summer school class set up on their Chromebook.  There will be a mentor in class for guidance, grading and support with content.   Scholars will only be allowed one absence and the second absence will result in no credit.


Summer School Registration is now open! Click here to register. Each session has limited seating, so sign-ups will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

Please reach out to Sara Fisher if you need clarification on which class your scholar needs for credit recovery.

summer school


Jefferson Scholar Program
Interviews for the 2022-23 Jefferson Scholar Program Seminar class are happening now! Please sign up by the fishbowl.


Foreign Exchange Host Family Opportunity
We were recently awarded two J-1 foreign exchange student placement spots for the 2022-23 school year. We currently have two foreign exchange students with us this year, one from South Korea and one from Spain, and they have been a terrific addition to our scholar body. Having this opportunity allows for our scholars and staff to learn from other cultures and make an international friendship.

We are currently looking for ONE MORE FAMILY to host a foreign exchange student for the entire year next year. Below is some information from the CIEE local coordinator, Sarah Gunnell:

“From the time a student applies, our staff is available to students, host families, and schools 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and through every step of the process.  You can count on us to match your family with the right student from our pool of applicants.  As your local coordinator, I live right here in your community, so you always have someone to turn to for immediate guidance. All CIEE students have full travel insurance that covers them in case of an emergency or medical need, to give you confidence and eliminate hassles. By opening your home, you make it possible for members of our community to meet, interact, and learn from someone from a different culture. Exchange students bring new perspectives that can open minds, creating opportunities for engagement and understanding that strengthen schools and communities alike. Many host families find they develop a relationship that lasts a lifetime with the student they host.”

If you are interested in becoming a host family, please contact Mallory Woodbury at These two opportunities will be given on a first come, first serve basis.



After School Clubs

  • The last day for WWII Club & Art & Cartooning Club will be this Wednesday, May 18th. Thanks to all who participated!


Have a great SECOND TO LAST week!
Paradigm Schools




Sixth Grade Art & Short Story Contest Winners

Thank you to all of the amazing Sixth Graders who participated in our Art and Short Story Contest! There were some incredible entries and it was difficult to only choose 3 winners!

Monsters – Cozette Skeem, First Place
City of Glass – Josie Preece, Second Place
Sunset – Vera Rasmussen, Third Place
Honorable Mention for Art:  Emalie Miller, Nikita Dovbysg, Rachael Roper, Rowyn Boone
Short Story Winners:
The Hero’s Journey by Lucy Green, First Place
The City of Dragons by Josie Preece, Second Place
Young and Female by Mya Sherer, Third Place
Honorable Mention for Short Story: Jeremy Meyer, DeeDee Larsen, Eliza Sorensen
Winners can pick up their prize at Paradigm School offices from 8-3:30 each day  (Friday only until 1:30) next week starting Monday, March 28. All participants will receive a gift for participating!


  • I love Paradigm. My children have never been happier, and have found a love of learning that was missing in their previous education!

    Julia H.

    I went to Paradigm all through high school. Best experience ever. Not only did it help me focus on my strengths, but it also prepared me for college with its challenging curriculum that makes you think outside the box. The mentors there care about each of their students individually, and want nothing more than the students’ success.

    Jennifer L.

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