There’s still time to apply for a spot in Canyons District’s innovative program for kindergarten-age students.
The District continues to take applications for the Supplemental Hours of Instruction classes for the 2017-2018 school year — a groundbreaking early-childhood academic initiative that was recently spotlighted by KSL-TV Channel 5.
Students in the classes receive nearly four additional hours of instruction every school day. Enrollees begin and end school at the same time as the school’s first- through fifth-grade students. This is the second year Canyons has provided this educational opportunity to the community.
Who is eligible for the opt-in, tuition-based program? Any student who is 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2017.
How to apply? It’s easy — click here to access Frequently Asked Questions and the online application.
Click here to see the bell schedules for all Canyons schools.
Cost for the program is $2,950 a year, and can be paid in monthly installments, August-May. A 10 percent discount is available for parents and guardians who pay the yearly tuition in full at one time. There also is a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $100.
Financial-need scholarships also are available for qualifying students. Parents may apply for the financial assistance at the same time they submit enrollment applications.
The program is dependent on enrollment. The program can only be offered at a school if there are at least 20 students who have signed up.
The District aims to provide the program at Alta View, Altara, Bell View, Bella Vista, Brookwood, Butler, Crescent, Lone Peak, Midvalley, Oakdale, Park Lane, Ridgecrest, Sprucewood, Sunrise, Quail Hollow and Willow Canyon elementary schools.
Efforts will be made to enroll students at school closest to their homes — but the District cannot guarantee placement at any specific school.
Children who qualify for transportation services will ride the kindergarten bus with morning-session kindergarten students and will ride home with the afternoon-session kindergarten students.