All press inquiries should be directed to:

DeLaina Tonks, Director
Mountain Heights Academy
dtonks@mountainheightsacademy.org
801.725.3396

Moab Sun News, May 26, 2016: Backus to Compete for Rodeo Queen Title

Scholastic.com, April 20, 2016: Going Open

KSL.com, March 21, 2016 :3 Ways the education system in the US must evolve

UtahPublicEducation.org, March 8, 2016: Utah Launches Statewide #GoOpen Initiative

Studio5, March 1, 2016: Revolutionizing the education system via

Fresh Living, February 12, 2016: Four dealbreakers to look for in an online education experience

Studio5, August 6, 2015: Mountain Heights Academy

The Insider, July 9, 2015:  Local Utah Teacher Selected to Attend Prestigious Leadership Academy in Tokyo

The Standard, May 13, 2015:  Mountain Heights Student Dominates State Tennis 4A Tournament

abc4News, May 7, 2015: Online Academy Focuses on Giving Students Individual Attention

abc4Utah, May 7, 2015:  Mountain Heights Academy

KSL.com, April 3, 2015: 6 myths about online schooling debunked

Good Things Utah, March 10, 2015:  Online School Offers Real Life Learning

KSL.com, March 10, 2015: 5 Ways Online Education Benefits Students

YouTube, December 1, 2014: Mountain Heights Academy Student’s Winning Go-Pro Challenge Video

The Spectrum, December 1, 2014: Mountain Heights Student Wins Scholarship to Big Ideas Fest in San Francisco

Good4Utah.com, September 3, 2014: An Alternative to Traditional School

KUTV Fresh Living, August 11, 2014: Mountain Heights Academy

Utah Business, June 26, 2014:  People on the Move

LearnZillion, June 16, 2014:  Three Utah Educators Participating in National ‘Dream Team’

Utah Business, May 23, 2014:  Director DeLaina Tonks, 30 Women to Watch

Good Things Utah, March 3, 2014: Why a Mother and Daughter Love Mountain Heights Academy

The Davis Clipper, March 1, 2014: Reading Help Includes Tech

KUTV Fresh Living, February 20, 2014: Mountain Heights Academy

Deseret News, January 24, 2014: Hawthorne Elementary Students Treated to Storytime, Ipods

The Spectrum, January 24, 2014: Students Celebrate National Reading Day

Scholastic, December 2, 2013: Are Textbooks Relics of the Past?

Utah Business, October 8, 2013: Sara Layton, Highlighted Players in Utah Business

The Spectrum, September 1, 2013:  Teacher Earns Accolades for Role in Digital Classroom

American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence, August 15, 2013: College Professor Moves to High School Classroom, Receives American Board Utah Teacher of the Year Award

Salt Lake Tribune, August 11, 2013:  Z’s to A’s: Do Utah students suffer from lack of sleep?

Good4Utah.com, June 20, 2013:  A Day in the Life of a Mountain Heights Academy Student

iNACOL, June 19, 2013: Open Educational Resources and Collaborative Content Development: A Practical Guide for State and School Leaders

Salt Lake Tribune, May 21, 2013: Mountain Heights Academy Student and Utah Video Contest Zooms in on Clearing the Smog

Standard Examiner, April 16th, 2013: Mountain Heights Academy Student Receives National Recognition for Baseball; Credits Online Classes with Increasing Motivation in Schooling.

Tooele Transcript-Bulletin, April 14, 2013: Local students work toward graduation-Without Going to the Classroom

Fox 13 News, April 12, 2013: Utah High School Students Attend Virtual Prom

The Spectrum, March 9, 2013: Sara Layton named Teacher of the Year Finalist

Building Creative Bridges, March 8, 2013: Open Introductions, Open Education Week, Wikinomics, and Murmuration

American Journal of Education, February, 2013, The Nature of Parental Interactions in an Online School

Wayne and Garfield County Insider, February 28. 2013: Local Curriculum Writer Recognized for Talent, Teaching Ability

Studio 5, February 8, 2013:  Studio 5 Explores Mountain Heights Academy

Daily Herald, February 7, 2013: Utah’s Online Public School Expanding to 7th, 8th Grades

Salt Lake Tribune, February 5, 2013: Online Education Celebrated For Expanding

Salt Lake Tribune, January 6, 2013: Mountain Heights Science Chair Wins Prestigious Governor’s Medal of Excellence Award

Education Week, October 17, 2012:  Open Ed Resources Encourage Teachers to Tinker

Studio 5, August 27, 2012:  Open High School

Brigham Young University McKay Today Magazine, Spring 2012: Open Education

Deseret News, June 19, 2012:  The 50 Best-Scoring High Schools in Utah (Open High School of Utah #31 in the State)

KSL.com, May 30, 2012:  College Courses to be Made Available through Open High School

Standard Examiner, May 21, 2012:  Online Charter School Now Offers Dual Credits for Weber State University, High Schools

The Journal, May 16, 2012:  Who Will Vet the Textbooks of the Future?

The Journal, May 9, 2012:  Running a School on Open Educational Resources

Utah Business, May 7, 2012:  Open High School of Utah Partners with Weber State University to Provide College Classes

Iterating Towards Openness, May 5, 2012:  Open High School of Utah Keeps Winning Awards

USDLA, May 1, 2012:  USDLA 2012 International Awards Presented for Excellence in Distance Education and Teaching

Davis County Clipper, April 19, 2012: Online School Provides Option for Local Students

Education Week, February 8, 2012:  Picking and Choosing Digital Content

Deseret News, January 19, 2012:  Utah Teachers embrace School Choice

The Washington Times, January 18, 2012: School Choice gives Teachers Options

Forbes, January 2, 2012:  Digital Classrooms: Is the Investment Paying Off?

OnlineSchools.com, December 20, 2011:  Socialization for the 21st Century

AAATeachers.org, December 14, 2011:  Association of American Educators Foundation Announces Fall 2011 National Teacher Scholarship & Classroom Grant Winners

EduTech West Central Region, December 2011:  Open High School of Utah

K12OpenEd.com, November 2011:  Building Online and Blended Learning Environments with Free, Open Resources

EducationPortal.com, October 2011:  Utah’s Open High is Making a Difference Around the World

Online-Education.net, September 2011:  Are Women Opting Out of Science Careers

PAEMST Recognition Program:  Amy Pace Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Iterating Toward Openness, September 14, 2011:  Open High School of Utah Curriculum Release 2.0

Emerging Ed Tech, September 14, 2011:  Educators use Cloud-Based Solutions to Take Learning to the Next Level

Association of American Educators, Education Matters, August 2011:  The Next Innovation, Open Educational Resources

KQED, MindShift, August 2, 2011:  What Would the Freedom Riders Have Tweeted?

KQED, MindShift, July 27th, 2011:  5 Ways Teachers are Getting Inspired this Summer

Edutopia.org, July 25, 2011:  Radical Curriculum Sharing at the Open High School of Utah

Online Schools.com, July 13, 2011:  The 5 Best Online Teachers in America

Salt Lake Tribune, June 9, 2011:  Open High School wins Tech Award

Association of American Educators, June 8, 2011:  Open High School and DeLaina Tonks Winners of 2011 AAEF Teacher Scholarship and Classroom Grants

Daily Herald, June 5, 2011:  Online Education  may be Utah’s Future

eSchool News, June 7, 2011: eSchool of the Month Open High School of Utah shares its ed-tech success with others

Huffington Post, February 12, 2011: Open High: A Great Choice and Contribution

edReformer, February 2, 2011: Open High Blazing New Path

Parents for Choice in Education, January 13, 2011: Is This the Revolution We Have Been Waiting For?

The Deseret News, December 11, 2010: Bicknell Teacher Also Earns D.C. Honor

edReformer, December 9, 2010: Open High Teacher to Receive Presidential Award

Association of American Educators, December 2, 2010: One Utah School Ahead of the Digital Learning Pack

edReformer, November 17, 2010: Open High School of Utah Mentioned by Arne Duncan

Iterating Toward Openness, November 14, 2010: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Talks about the Open High School of Utah

Open Ed Conference, November 2-4, 2010: Barcelona, Spain

Sliderocket, September 21, 2010: Back to School with Sliderocket and Google

edReformer, September 20, 2010: Utah Champion Skater is an Online Student

NetworkWorld, September 16, 2010: Open High is a school built entirely on Open Source

OpenSource.com, September 7, 2010: Open Source Goes to High School

Iterating Toward Openness, September 7, 2010: OHSU OCW Opens

edReformer, September 7, 2010: Open HS Launches Open Resources Project

CreativeCommons.org, September 7, 2010: The Open High School of Utah Releases Open Educational Curriculum Under CC BY

Creative Commons, August 23, 2010: CC Talks with Open High School of Utah’s DeLaina Tonks: Open Education and Policy

Salt Lake Tribune, November 23, 2010: U.S. Secretary of Education Praises Utah School

The Daily Universe July 14, 2010: Grad Receives Charter School Educator Award

Society for Mathematical Biology July 6, 2010: OHSU Math Teacher Rebecca Swank Receives 2010 Lee Segal Prize for Best Paper

Salt Lake Tribune July 5th, 2010: No Chalk in This Algebra Class, Just Digital Ink

KCSG Television July 1, 2010: Santa Clara Online Teacher Named Charter School Educator of the Year

edReformer, June 29, 2010: Math that’s Fast, Flexible, and Great for Kids

KSL.com June 29, 2010: Online math teacher is top charter school educator

White House, June 7, 2010: OHSU Science Teacher Amy Pace Receives the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Red Meat Radio, May 28th 2010: Inaugural Year Recap with Robyn and DeLaina

Virtual Learning, March 26, 2010: Open Source Learning

Education Next, March 25, 2010: What We Can Learn From Utah’s Open High

Salt Lake Tribune, February 18, 2010: Students All A-Twitter in Their Virtual Capitol Tour

Fordham Institute, January 20, 2010: Open Source Education

Iterating Toward Openness, January 5, 2010: Enjoying the “Unaware/Unaware” Critics of OHSU

Salt Lake Tribune, January 2, 2010: Charter School Breaks Ground in Open Education

eSchool News, December 31, 2009: Open Course ware Gains Momentum

PCE Newsletter, December 8, 2009: Online Education is Texas-sized Innovation