Canyons continues to be the school district of choice for a growing number of families.
For the second consecutive year, Canyons has seen a slight increase in the enrollment of transfer students who reside outside the District. About 23 percent of CSD’s 33,000 students attend the school of their choosing, or a school other than the one assigned to them by geographic boundaries. Of those, nearly 1,254 come from outside the District, a 2.3 percent increase over the number of out-of-district students welcomed by Canyons the year prior.
Wednesday, Dec. 1 marks the start of the window for applying to attend a school other than your neighborhood school in 2022-2023. So-called School Choice transfers, or Open Enrollment permits, are allowed under Utah law, and CSD families can apply for these transfers online through Friday, Feb. 18, 2022.
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 Chinese, French and Spanish 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, the Department of Planning and Enrollment has created tutorials in English, Spanish, and French. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Department’s website. The Main Office at your local school also is a good resource for information.
Questions? Please contact the Office of Planning and Enrollment, 801-826-5181.