Volunteer at Spectrum Academy


Parent involvement is included in our Charter and we request 40 Volunteer Hours per registered student per year.

If there are multiple students in your family you will add 10 hours for each additional student. For example, a family with 3 registered students would be asked to participate in 60 hours of volunteer efforts over the course of one school year (40 for the first child, 10 for the second, 10 for the third).


There are many ways to earn Volunteer Hours; participating in school events, donating classroom supplies, monetary donations, etc. For monetary donations, every $10 = 1 hour.

Volunteer hours are usually performed by Parents but we will also accept hours by family and friends who volunteer on your student's behalf. Log these hours the same as you would if you had performed them yourself.


We love volunteers at Spectrum! The state requires all volunteers to have a Live Scan background check on file with the school.
Here is how it works:

Federal background check information for BCI: (NORTH SALT LAKE AND PLEASANT GROVE)
1) You come to the front office and pay $33.25. The office gives you an authorization form.
2) You take the form to any fingerprinting location that does live scan fingerprinting. BCI in Taylorsville or Y.U.P. fingerprinting both work. These companies charge an additional fee which you will be responsible for. Please check their website for price details.
3) They will run your fingerprints.
4) Once the fingerprinting is complete, email Britnee Norlem at bnorlem@spectrumcharter.org and let her it's done. She'll notify you once you are cleared to volunteer. This could take up to 5 days.
5) Before you start volunteering, you will also need to sign our Volunteer Code of Conduct agreement. This will be given to you at the office.

Federal Background check information for American Fork police: (PLEASANT GROVE)

  • Before going to American Fork Police Dept., you will need to pick up from the Spectrum Academy office manager, a signed Request for Electronic Application background check.

  • Located: 75 E. 80 N. American Fork, UT. 84003

  • At American Fork Police Dept. there will be a processing fee.

  • American Fork office hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.

  • Federal Background check could take up to (2) weeks


Federal background check information for Alpine School District: (PLEASANT GROVE)

  • Before going to Alpine, you will need to pick up from the Spectrum Academy office manager, a signed Request for Electronic Application background check.

    • Go online and set up appointment @ https://alpineschools.org/hr/

    • Click on Schedule Fingerprinting Appt.

    • Click on Book an Appt.

    • Click on Book now (volunteers).

  • At Alpine there will be a processing fee.

  • A valid form of government issued picture ID must accompany the request. Utah Driving Privilege Cards will NOT be accepted as valid ID.

  • Federal Background check could take up to (2) weeks.

**If you have a federal background through another school you can request a rapback (fee of $10.00) to share the information.

That's it - you're done! The money you spend on the fingerprinting can be counted towards your volunteer hours for the year. You only need to do this once for the entire time you have students at Spectrum. 

How to Enter Completed Volunteer Hours:

1.Login to Compass http://my.spectrumcharter.org


2.Select the "Volunteer Log” link on the left

3.Select either "Organization” or “Faculty" depending on what type of hours you completed. Then select the name of the organization or faculty member from the drop-down list on the right. (If you have made a monetary donation on our website, at an event or to a DonorsChoose project, choose "Faculty" then select "Amy Baker") 

4.Type in the date you completed the hours, how many hours you worked, and a description of your work. (Hours for monetary donations are calculated as $10 = 1 Hour)


5.Select "Save". 

Once you have recorded your hours, you will see the volunteer hours log history for your reference.