Family Connections

Getting Involved





Getting Involved

CSD Lauded for its High Advanced Placement (AP) Participation and Pass Rates

Canyons is among six school districts in Utah being recognized by the College Board for opening Advanced Placement (AP) programs to a broader pool of students while also improving pass rates. Additionally, three CSD high schools rank in Utah’s top 10 for AP participation or pass rates: Brighton, Corner Canyon and Hillcrest.

More than 25,000 public school students in Utah took a total of 38,685 AP exams in 2016–a 6 percent bump in participation from 2015. Sixty-six percent scored high enough (earned scores of 3, 4, or 5) to earn college credit on those exams, according to a Utah State Board of Education analysis of  College Board data. That’s well above the national average pass rate of 55.9 percent.

A growing number of economically disadvantaged students also are taking AP exams. Utah saw a 10 percent jump in test-takers who are eligible for free- or reduced-price lunch, the Utah State Board of Education reports.

Dr. Hal Sanderson, Director of Research and Assessment attributes Canyons District’s high performance to the decision years ago to move the ninth grade into high school, which gave students a jump on a wide range of AP courses, from history to world language courses. He also credits CSD’s philosophy of open enrollment for middle school honors courses, which gives all middle-school-aged students the opportunity to be exposed at an early age to more rigorous coursework.

Share This Post

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

Specialty Schools

High Schools

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

Canyons School District is committed to making this website compliant with the ADA. At this time, we recognize that not all areas of this website may be ADA compliant. We are currently in the process of redesigning and creating new website content to be compliant with the W3C Level Two guidelines. If you are experiencing issues with this website, please contact us here