A free, public K-12 charter school with 7 locations in rural communities of Utah!

Cherie Rucker


Cherie Rucker

Distance Education Director

Cherie grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she graduated from Foothill High School. Since high school, her main focus has been her children. She is raising six children with her amazing husband. Cherie decided that she wanted to be more involved in her children's education. So, she put herself in school with the University of Phoenix, and started home schooling her children. While working on her degree in Elementary Education, she home schooled her children for four years. As a family they have moved from Nevada, up to Northern Idaho, and now here in Utah.

Cherie's family motto is "Work Hard, Play Hard." She can often be found planting in the garden, or hiking with her dog. Her family often travels the country to enjoy everything this great Nation has to offer. She is also a professional photographer and loves being behind the lens! Cherie loves the foundation that home schooling has offered her children and is excited to share her experience with Athenian and other home schooling parents.