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Here’s Why a Growing Number of Families are Choosing Canyons District.

Looking for hands-on, project-based learning in science and technology? How about top-ranked music, dance, and theater programs, or high school courses that will earn you college credit? Maybe football, mountain biking, or esports is your jam.

Or, perhaps you’re a parent looking to place your preschooler or kindergartner in a high-performing school where you know the focus will be on building character as well as the foundations for academic success.

Education opens doors, and in Canyons District, we believe all children deserve access to a quality education and learning opportunities suited to their interests and needs. School choice means providing parents with options, and the freedom to choose the best options for their child — and a growing number of families are choosing Canyons.

Under Utah law, students who wish to attend a school other than their neighborhood school — the one assigned to them by geographic boundaries — may apply to transfer to another school by submitting a School Choice Enrollment request. In Canyons, families are able to submit these requests online from the comfort of their home or office using our Open Enrollment Permit Portal.

For the coming school year, the window for applying for the school-choice permits will be open Dec. 1, 2022 and end Feb. 17, 2023.

For the fifth consecutive year, Canyons has seen an increase in the enrollment of students who reside outside the District. About 23 percent of CSD’s 33,000 students attend the school of their choosing. Of those, nearly 1,360 come from outside the District, a 29 percent increase over the number of out-of-district students welcomed by Canyons in 2018.

“Each of our schools has its strengths and traditions, but all Canyons District’s schools are distinguished by their unified commitment to evidenced-based instruction and innovation in the classroom,” said Canyons Superintendent Dr. Rick Robins. “Canyons strives to be the school district of choice, and there are plenty of reasons to choose to enroll in one of our schools, from the dual language immersion programs we offer in Spanish, French, and Chinese to our Canyons Online program and Step2theU partnership through which students can earn two semesters of college while still in high school.”

School transfers are approved when space is available and on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a school administrator approves a transfer permit, the permit will renew automatically every year thereafter as long as the student remains at the same school and their permit is not revoked.

To guide families through the process, CSD’s Admissions Office has created tutorials in EnglishSpanish, and French. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Office’s website. The Main Office at your local school also is a good resource for information.

Questions? Please contact Canyons District’s Admissions Office, 801-826-5181.

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