Privacy Policy Statement


Mountain Heights Academy cares about your privacy. Through our website, we collect information needed to provide a quality educational experience for our students.  We safeguard the data we collect and do not monetize or improperly share it.

We are providing this Privacy Policy Statement in compliance with Utah Code § 63D-2-103.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement explains how we handle your information when you use our website. We want you to understand how your data may be collected, used, and secured.

Who We Are and How to Reach Us

Mountain Heights Academy is an online Utah public charter school with headquarters in West Jordan, Utah.  As a service to our staff, students, parents, and other stakeholders, we have a website to provide users with a variety of detailed information about our school, including but not limited to information about our curriculum, programs, people, and resources.  We operate this website.    

If you have any questions or concerns about our website, please reach out to us:

What Information We Collect

Below describes information that we collect through our website:

  • Any user of our website may voluntarily submit their name, email address, and questions or comments through our “Contact Us” webpage.  Through this same webpage, users may also register for an in-person or online information session by selecting an available date for such a session and providing their name (parent/guardian and student), email, phone number, student grade, last school student attended, and how they heard about Mountain Heights Academy. 
  • Parents/guardians or students may submit requests through our “help desk” webpage if they are experiencing Chromebook issues or other technical difficulties.  The following information is provided when submitting such requests: student name and grade level, best contact email, and a description of the issue or technical difficulty.
  • Our website includes an online payment system operated by Core Business Technologies through which parents/guardians and employees may input payment information to make donations to the school and/or pay any applicable school fees.  Core Business Technologies is PCI ASV certified.
  • Parents/guardians may complete and submit a lottery application through our website.  The lottery application asks for such information as parent/guardian name, phone number(s), address, email address as well as student identifying information, including student name, DOB, grade, email address, phone number, IEP and Section 504 information, and current school/school district.
  • Our website uses cookies, however, the cookies do not include any personally identifiable information.

How We Use Your Information

We use your information for the following purposes:

  • We use information submitted by users of our website to accomplish the purposes for which the information was submitted, such as to answer questions, respond to comments, schedule information sessions and field trips, and help students resolve technology issues or problems. 
  • Online payment information submitted through Core Business Technologies’ platform is used to receive donations and payments for applicable school fees.  The online payment information is hosted and stored by Core Business Technologies, whose Privacy Policy is available on our website. The school only has limited access to the online payment information submitted to Core Business Technologies, including basic payor information (name and contact information), associated student name and ID, and limited payment information such as payment date, payment amount, payment type, and item(s) paid for.  We do not have access to payors’ full credit card numbers.
  • We use information submitted via our lottery applications to enroll students whose applications have been processed and accepted.  

Disclosure Practices

We care about your privacy and take it very seriously. We only share your information when necessary.  When student personally identifiable information is involved, we only share such information in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) and Utah student data privacy laws.  This means that we do not disclose student personally identifiable information outside of the school unless we first obtain parent/guardian consent or an exception to the prior consent requirement applies.  Exceptions to the prior consent rule include disclosures such as to a person or entity to whom the school has outsourced a service or function that a school employee would typically perform (e.g., the school’s accountant, bookkeeper, or related services provider), to an individual who needs to know in cases of health and safety emergencies (e.g., a police officer or an EMT), or in connection with an audit or evaluation of federally or state supported education programs.

Access and Corrections

You have the right to access and correct your information. If you would like to access, correct, or delete any information submitted or otherwise collected through our website, please contact the school using the contact information provided on page 1 of this Statement.

Keeping your Information Secure

We prioritize the safety of your data and have taken adequate measures to protect it.  We have implemented a variety of security measures designed to safeguard your data and prevent unauthorized access to your data.  Our website is secured with hypertext transfer protocol secure (“HTTPS”), which encrypts all communication between your browser and our website server.  This is particularly important when you transmit sensitive data through our website.  HTTPS also allows your browser to verify that it is communicating with our actual website and not some other entity or person on the internet that is impersonating our website.

We limit and restrict the disclosure of your data in accordance with applicable law.  In addition, if personally identifiable data needs to be shared with a third-party service provider who performs services on our behalf, we ensure that such parties are bound contractually to keep the data confidential and use it only for the purpose for which we disclose it to them.

Note on Records Classification

Personally identifiable information is not a classification of records under Utah’s Government Records Access and Management Act (“GRAMA”) in Utah Code § 63G-2-101 et seq.  Access to government records is governed by GRAMA.