Canyons School District’s proposal to offer advanced diplomas to prepare students for the rigors of college and the workforce has received the endorsement of the Commissioner of Higher Education and the Utah State Board of Regents, the governor-appointed panel that oversees the state’s public colleges and universities.
At a meeting Tuesday with the Canyons Board of Education, Commissioner William A. Sederburg delivered a letter of support for Canyons’ Academic Master Plan, the capstone of which is a two-tiered, opt-in advanced diploma proposal.
“I was eager to learn of your innovative approach to increase graduation standards and improve college and career-ready success of your students with your Differentiated Diploma Proposal,” Commissioner Sederburg wrote in the letter.
“I commend you for your vision and leadership in attempting to make sure all students obtain the knowledge and support needed to improve their postsecondary success and achieve their goals. I hope and expect that other districts will follow your lead. On behalf of the Utah State Board of Regents, I offer our endorsement of your proposal and pledge our support.”