Policies and Procedures on


    Patriotic Observances




    It is the policy of the Utah County Academy of Sciences (UCAS) that patriotic education shall be included and primarily taught in the social studies curricula of grades nine through twelve. However, all educators share the responsibility for patriotic education


    Students shall be taught the history of the flag, etiquette, as well as customs pertaining to the display and use of the flag. School staff is encouraged to enhance our patriotic heritage through appropriate observances on or near days of historic significance.  


    The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag shall be recited by students at least once a  day at the beginning of the school day and when directed by state code.


    Each student shall be informed by posting a notice in a conspicuous place that the student has the right not to participate in reciting the pledge. A student shall be exempted from reciting the pledge upon written request from the student’s parent or legal guardian.


    American flags will be displayed in each classroom.


    Approved 8/21/2012

    Updated 10/2018