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Canyons Announces Dates, Times of SALTA Testing

  • Post category:General News
  • Post last modified:August 31, 2017

The window for applying to test into Canyons School District’s SALTA magnet program for advanced learners opens early this year.

Students in kindergarten through the seventh grade can apply online starting Monday, Sept. 11, through midnight on Wednesday, Oct. 4.  No late applications will be accepted.

SALTA – Supporting Advanced Learners Toward Achievement – serves students who demonstrate significantly high cognitive and academic abilities in comparison to peers. Due to the time-intensive and rigorous nature of the process for determining a student’s fit for the program, parents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the testing requirements well before completing an application.

Testing will take place in October and November and is a two-day commitment. Results will be distributed in January.  

Applicants may choose between one of two possible dates per testing block:

  • Testing Block A: Friday, Oct. 13 (after school) and Saturday, Oct. 14 at 9 a.m.
  • Testing Block B: Friday, Oct. 27 (after school) and Saturday, Oct, 28 at 9 a.m.

Elementary school applicants may choose from one of eight testing locations, and middle schoolers are directed to either Midvale or Mount Jordan for testing.

Elementary Schools
Canyon View
East Midvale
Peruvian Park
Willow Springs

Middle Schools
Midvale Middle (Midvale Middle school students only)
Mount Jordan Middle (all other district middle school students)

Questions? More information, can be found at, or by calling the Instructional Supports Department at 801-826-5044.