Whether you've relocated to the Canyons School District, or you're starting a family and would like to plan ahead for kindergarten, please see the following links to boundary maps for determining your neighborhood elementary school, middle school and high school.
UPDATE: High School Boundary Changes, 2017-2018
Last year, the Canyons Board of Education unanimously approved boundary adjustments aimed at balancing enrollments at Canyons District’s high schools, while minimizing disruptions to students and families and maintaining as many academic programs at each high school as possible. The changes were approved after lengthy study by a Facilities Committee made up of parents and principals from all parts of the district, and a public hearing open to all Canyons patrons. They were timed to take effect with the start of the 2017-2018 school year in order to give families time to prepare.
Frequently Asked Questions
The boundary changes affect all of Canyons District’s traditional high schools, except Brighton High School. Over five years, the changes are projected to gradually increase enrollment at Alta and Jordan high schools, which are under-capacity, and decrease enrollment at Corner Canyon and Hillcrest high schools, which are currently over-capacity.
How do I find out if I live in an area where boundaries are changing?
No later than June 2016, all families with addresses affected by the boundary changes will receive notice by mail and Skylert messages. Another round of notices reminding parents of the new boundaries will be distributed in January 2017, and again in the summer of 2017.
When do the changes take effect?
The boundary changes take effect with the start of the 2017-2018 school year and apply to all high school students, but will mostly impact incoming freshmen. Currently enrolled students can be grandfathered in and remain at their current school if they so choose — and their soon-to-be-enrolled siblings may join them. But per Board of Education rule, students who choose to stay at out-of-boundary schools will not have access to busing services. In such cases, parents will need to provide transportation.
When were these changes approved?
The Board's action on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 followed a yearlong study by a Facilities Committee, which was made up of parents and principals from all parts of Canyons District and assembled to give recommendations to the Board on short- and long-term school facility needs district-wide. The Board approved four of the five Facility Committee recommendations in its vote.
Why were the changes necessary?
Boundary changes are never undertaken lightly, but are sometimes necessary to accommodate population shifts and growth, and to ensure that all students have access to high quality instruction in safe learning environments. These boundary adjustments will balance enrollments at Canyons District high schools by: slowing future growth at Hillcrest and Corner Canyon high schools, which are over-capacity and using portable classrooms to accommodate students; boosting enrollment at Alta and Jordan high, which are under-capacity; and preserving the current rate of enrollment growth at Brighton High. Balanced enrollment maximizes use of taxpayer-financed school buildings and maintains equity in access to academic programs, which, in Utah are funded on a per-pupil basis.
Will current students be grandfathered in? What about siblings?
Yes, under an allowance approved by the Canyons Board of Education, currently enrolled high school students are able to stay at their schools, and their younger siblings, who would be entering the ninth grade, will be allowed waivers to attend the same high school as their older brother or sister. Busing will not be provided, however, to students who choose to stay at their current school. Per Canyons Board of Education rule, parents must provide transportation to students who attend schools outside their official boundary.
Can I permit my child into an out-of-boundary high school?
Yes, but on first-come, first-served basis and only if the school is not over-capacity. Due to overcrowding, there is currently a moratorium on permits into Corner Canyon High. The window for accepting permits for the 2017-18 school year is from Dec. 1, 2016 through the third week of February 2017.