Three-fifths of Class of 2011 Earned College- and Career-Ready Diplomas

The Class of 2011 is making history. This year’s graduating seniors are the first in Canyons School District — and in the State of Utah — to receive a college- and career-ready diploma. And, in this inaugural year, 60 percent of Canyons graduating seniors have earned one.

On June 7, 2011, more than 1,350 Canyons high school seniors will receive an Advanced or Honors Diploma. Approved by the Canyons Board of Education in February 2010, the Advanced and Honors diplomas indicate students possess the skills needed to be successful in college or today’s workforce.

College- and career-readiness is strongly linked to the classes students take. The more rigorous the coursework, the better prepared the student. The Advanced and Honors diplomas require students to complete two years of foreign language, and take more rigorous coursework in science, math and English. Students earning the more challenging Honors Diploma also have achieved Career and College Readiness Benchmark Scores on the ACT college entrance test.

The Canyons Board of Education was pleased to recognize students earning Advanced and Honors diplomas at a May 31 evening reception. The Board and Superintendency congratulate these students for their achievement, and commend them for setting the bar high for generations to come.

News coverage:
The Salt Lake Tribune

KSL NewsRadio

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