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CSD’s ‘Summer Boost’ to Prepare Students for Reentry to School in the Fall

Ready for blastoff? Check your engines, because it’s all systems “go” for Canyons District’s Summer Boost, a by-invitation summer program for adventurous students with unexplored learning goals. 

Candidates for Summer Boost will receive an invitation with information about how to take advantage of the specially designed, in-person instruction. Five centrally-located schools will serve as launch sites for the program, which runs from June 7 through June 24: Altara, Copperview, Crescent, and Midvalley elementary schools and Indian Hills middle school. 

“Summer Boost is all about connecting with students in grades K-8 who have faced obstacles this pandemic year. We’ve built lessons to support areas in reading and math where the data show students could use a little lift,” said Canyons Instructional Supports Director Dr. Amber Roderick-Landward. “It will be a fun, camp-like environment where students can catch up with friends and prepare for re-entry to school this fall.”

The classes will be taught Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Transportation will be provided along with other familiar supports and resources. On prescheduled dates, pop-up wellness clinics will offer counseling and mental health referrals, dental care and eye exams. 

“We view these supports as part of setting up our students for success in any year, but especially this year. The goal of Summer Boost is to continue building and strengthening relationships with those students who, for health or family reasons, missed some classroom instruction this year,” said BJ Weller, CSD’s Director of Responsive Services.

CSD’s six high schools will be offering similar enrichments. For example, Jordan High will offer its traditional AVID Summer Bridge program (June 7 through July 1) for incoming freshmen who are looking to get a jump on high school. The school also sponsors a six-week, Code to Success coding camp, reading and math interventions for students, and other programs.

For questions about high school-based programs, we recommend that families reach out to their school directly.

Canyons District is seeking volunteers to support our Summer Boost teachers. Sign-up information can be found at this link.

The Summer Boost interventions are in addition to the variety of summer learning opportunities CSD usually makes available for students of all ages. From week-long camps that expose young children to the arts and sciences in a fun, relaxed atmosphere to online courses that allow high school students to get a head-start earning credits toward graduation, there’s something for practically everyone — and at affordable prices. 

Following is a sampling of offerings. For more opportunities, check with your neighborhood school.

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On the go this summer? No matter. High school students can get a jump on their studies or play catch-up from practically anywhere by enrolling in online courses through Canyons Virtual High School. Two summer sessions are being offered; below are the registration dates for each.  Please note that the CVHS Main Office has moved to the Canyons District Office, 9361 S. 300 East in Sandy. Click here to register.

Summer Block 1 (grades posted for 20-21)

  • Session/Courses Open: May 17, 2021
  • Registration Ends: May 26, 2021
  • Session/Courses Close: June 23, 2021

Summer Block 2 (grades posted for 21-22)

  • Session/Courses Open: July 12, 2021
  • Registration Ends: July 16, 2021
  • Session/Courses Close: August 12, 2021


Need a packet program for your student to make up credit? Diamond Ridge High is offering packets for Canyons District students only. The summer packet program runs from June 8 through July 1, Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Each .25 credit packet costs $35 for the select courses available. Click here for more information. 

Build a robot, become an aerospace engineer, or solve crimes in a “Sherlock Holmes’ lab. Canyons District “Community Education” summer camps are much more than fun and games. They offer students a chance to tinker and dream, build friendships and social skills, and cultivate a love for lifelong learning. Weekly camps exist for students, ages four to 14, and run from June through early August. Registration is open now and camps are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Weekly camp information and registration can be found at under “Community Education.” 

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