July 2021

Monuments Moves Academic and Progressive Education Departments into New School Building

Liz Blaha, LCPC, Director of Admissions and Outreach, Monuments


Monuments is thrilled to announce that they recently opened the doors to their new, state-of-the-art, school building. The new school building is located on the same beautiful and scenic campus as Monuments in Brian Head, UT. The opening of the new building offers students more space and opportunities for hands-on, experiential learning. The school houses four new classrooms, including a fully functioning science lab.
Monuments students are empowered to take ownership and pride in their education and participate in daily, live, fully accredited, teacher-led instruction and online learning with licensed teachers. Monuments has a full-time special education teacher to provide planning and accommodations for students with 504 or IEPs. Monuments also has a partnership with SW Technical College, in which students can get dual high school and college credit and complete certification courses in welding, computer programming, automotive technology, culinary arts, nursing and more. 
Academic Director Kristi Gilbert-Ouahib shared her excitement, "This magnificent new facility allows us to offer our students every educational opportunity they would have in a traditional school setting, but from the top of the Utah mountains! At 9700' elevation, we're thrilled to be able to provide individualized academic programs with full science and math labs; in-person direct-instruction classes; one-on-one tutoring; and special education support in fully-furnished classrooms with some of the most stunning views on earth!"
In addition to the Academic Program, the school will also house the Progressive Education Department, with new classrooms and a full mechanic shop. Progressive Education is the experiential learning program at Monuments, which provides opportunities for students to explore new skills, passions and gain marketable skills for the future. Progressive offers multiple high school accredited tracks for students to engage in, including Digital Fabrication, UAV Videography and Photography, Outdoor Leadership and Horsemanship. 
The new school also includes a Yamaha-outfitted music production classroom that enables the launch of a new Music Production track for the Progressive Program. The Music Production course will blend traditional music instruction with state-of-the-art technology, including Alberton Live!, a multi-track electronic computer program. 
The new Monuments school building also offers added recreation space for students with a full basketball gymnasium and work-out room with new treadmills, ellipticals, and weight machines. 
"The opening of the new school building continues Monuments' commitment to excellence, by providing the best quality staff, programming, and the facilities necessary to give our students an unparalleled experience of growth and learning," stated Monuments CEO and Founder Gordon Birch.
For more information on Monuments or to schedule an in-person tour please reach out to Liz Blaha, Director of Admissions and Outreach, at 708-703-0171 or [email protected].