Draper High School
Due to our difficulties in securing access to our Draper school via the public road of 11950 S., the Draper High School construction has been postponed; however, Draper 2 will still include 11th grade in the 2015-2016 school year. We encourage interested parents to monitor this website for news items related to this issue. When American Prep shows up on the Draper City Council’s agenda, we will post notice of it in our “Latest News” section of the website.
West Valley 2 Expansion
This summer we hope to expand the western end of the West Valley 2 campus by approximately 6 classrooms. This part of the building has always been in the plans to provide a more comfortable learning environment for our students and staff, but we have lacked the financing to do so. We hope to secure this financing by the end of this school year. This expansion will not provide room for additional enrollment at the campus, but it will allow us to run our complete array of award-winning programs at full capacity.
Currently, American Prep – Las Vegas is renting a facility in the western part of the city. This facility has the capacity of only 400 students. This is a temporary facility that we secured when we were not able to get permits for a new construction in time to start this school year. The new campus will be conveniently located off of 215 at the corner of Durango and Patrick in the southwest corner of the city. This campus will hold nearly 1,000 K-10 students in the 2015-2016 school year, and will expand to a 1,350 student K-12 in the following years. We are very excited about this and some of our parents joined us for our groundbreaking ceremony held on December 19th. Click here for more information on that event. For future updates and more details on the Las Vegas campus (current and future), visit the APA-LV homepage by clicking here.
We are excited to announce some changes that we believe will have a positive impact on the Draper 2 campus, as well as strengthen the schools as a whole.
Beginning Monday, January 5th, Mrs. Durling will be the Administrator over Lower Elementary (K-3) at Draper 2. Deb Lloyd will return to Draper 2 as the Administrator over the Upper Elementary (4-6). Many of you know that Mrs. Lloyd was a well-loved 6th grade teacher at our Draper 1 campus for several years before moving to administrator positions at other schools. We are very excited to welcome her to Draper 2. She will bring a great deal of experience with upper elementary students and teachers to the Draper 2 campus.
Mrs. Oz has accepted a new district support position, assisting Executive Management with Special Education, Communication, and School Development. We appreciate all the hard work she has dedicated to the students and families at Draper 2!
We hope you will extend your thanks to Mrs. Oz, and your welcome to Mrs. Lloyd.
We are proud to introduce our new Assistant Secondary Director and College Prep Counselor Ms. Victoria Kennedy! Ms. Kennedy is originally from Southern California and went to college at Loyola Marymount University, majoring in Latin American Studies and minoring in Sociology and Spanish. In addition, she has a teaching certificate for English as a Second Language from UC Riverside.
After finishing college, Ms. Kennedy taught English in Spain, Kuwait, and Egypt, as well as at La Sierra University in Riverside and the University of Utah. During this time, she had the honor of being the first female to teach at Al Mubarak Air Force Base, preparing Kuwaiti students in English to operate American military equipment. In addition to teaching, she has also hosted, placed, and counseled 165 exchange students from 38 different nations.
Ms. Kennedy will be available to all students and parents to discuss college and career planning, college readiness, as well as scholarship options. Please feel free to contact her at email@example.com or stop by her office.