Diamond Ridge High has fierce new logo, colors Â and a ferocious mascot to match. Â
The Canyons Board of Education recently embraced the new logo, which will be used by the new alternative high school as it moves forward with its mission of providing an alternative learning environment for Canyons teenagers.Â
The blue, silver, gold and black of the Diamond Ridge Raptors signify ferocity because, as Student Advocacy and Access Director Karen Sterling said, we want Diamond Ridge students to be persistent. The dinosaur also is a reminder that we want dropouts to be extinct.
The new logo, produced by the CSD Office of Public Communication, has been displayed at the school to get input from students, teachers and staff.Â Â
Diamond Ridge is now wrapping up its inaugural year. The Board of Education last summer named the school in time for its Aug. 19 opening, the first day of school of the 2015-2016 school year.Â
The first group of students at Diamond Ridge, now housed at the Canyons Technical Education Center, 825 E. 9085 South, is made up of 16- to 18-year-old students who were seeking high school diplomas at Entrada, Canyons’ adult high school.
The Board of Education in 2015 approved a proposal to open an alternative high school in Canyons District.Â Until this year, CSD students who needed alternative programming left the district to attend other district’s alternative high schools or enrolled in Entrada Adult High School. Â Unfortunately, the students ages 16-18 who chose to go to into the Adult Education program instead of an alternative high school were counted as “drop-outs” by the state.Â