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New Date! CCHS Will Begin Accepting School-Choice Applications March 18

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  • Post last modified:March 6, 2019

A five-year enrollment moratorium has been lifted at Corner Canyon High, where a 24-classroom addition funded by the $283 million bond approved by voters in November 2017 is now being constructed. 

The Board of Education on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 voted to allow the school to start accepting Standard Open Enrollment Applications from students who do not live within the boundaries of the school. Because of the moratorium, which prohibited any new out-of-boundary students from attending the school, the school could not keep a waiting list of prospective pupils.

As a result of the Board’s decision, Corner Canyon High will begin taking school-choice applications for the 2019-2020 school year at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019. Applications are submitted online.

Corner Canyon High, one of the first projects undertaken by Canyons District with funds from a $250 million bond approved by voters in 2010, was built to hold a capacity of 1,862 students.  This does not include the portable classrooms that have been on campus since 2013 to accommodate the overcrowding that was created in 2013 when an unexpected number of private and charter school students decided to leave their schools and enroll at the new CCHS instead. 

Utah school districts can place schools on moratorium status if enrollment figures place the schools above the open-enrollment threshold. State statute defines that as being the greater of 90 percent of maximum school capacity or maximum capacity minus 40 students. 

When the under-construction 24-classroom addition is completed at Corner Canyon High, the school will be at about 90 percent capacity. No other Canyons high school has been on moratorium status, even schools with higher enrollments, and those schools have either accepted school-choice permits or placed applying students on wait lists.  By comparison, Alta High is at about 100 percent capacity, Brighton is at 90 percent, and Jordan and Hillcrest are at about 85 percent capacity.