South Park Academy

About South Park Academy

South Park Academy was an AdvancedED accredited high school that provided education to incarcerated adults at the Utah State Prison. The academy operated at the Draper correctional facility from 1955 to 2022 when the prison’s operations moved to a new location in Salt Lake City, which is outside Canyons District’s boundaries. The Canyons Board of Education and Administration assumed oversight of South Park Academy in 2009 when Canyons officially launched as Utah’s first new school district and became responsible for the educational services in Draper, Cottonwood Heights, Midvale, Sandy and townships of Brighton, Alta and White City. With 1,100 plus students enrolled each year, South Park helped over 300 inmates obtain their diplomas every year. 

Former students of South Park Academy who need to obtain transcripts can contact Canyons District’s Office of Planning and Enrollment by calling 801-826-5181.  Inquiries also can be sent via email to SouthParkTranscripts@canyonsdistrict.org  

Transcript Request

To obtain transcripts from South Park Academy, former students will need to mail or fax a request containing the following:

  • Student’s Name
  • Student’s Date of Birth
  • Student’s Social Security Number
  • Address or Fax Number to send transcript
  • Student’s Signature

A note or letter containing the above requirements will be sufficient. There is no required fee.

Our transcript request fax number is 801-826-5054 and our mailing address is:

Canyons District’s Office of Planning and Enrollment 
9361 S. 300 E.
Sandy, UT 84070

Questions regarding transcripts may be answered by calling 801-826-5181 or emailing to SouthParkTranscripts@canyonsdistrict.org

Enrollment Data

HOUSING SITEENROLLMENT
Lone Peak0,058
Olympus0,029
Oquirrh0,386
Promontory0,237
Timpanogos0,231
Uinta0,265
Wasatch0,286
Total High School Students:1,492

About South Park Academy

South Park Academy is an AdvancedED accredited high school that has been providing education to the incarcerated adults at the Utah State Prison since 1955. Currently South Park Academy employs 31 dedicated teachers and staff that provides education in all seven lockdown facilities on the Draper site. With 1100 plus students enrolled each year, South Park helps over 300 inmates obtain their diplomas annually.

Funding for South Park comes from three sources. The Utah State Legislature funds corrections education at the Utah State Prison, Utah Central Academy in Gunnison and the county jails that house state inmates. The Utah State Office of education provides funds to corrections through state and federal grants under the Workforce Innovation and Occupations Act (WIOA). Additional funding comes from a variety of state and federal grants.

Principal: Todd Bird
Assistant Principal: Tracy Moore
Secretary: Paula Ivie

Mission Statement

The mission of South Park Academy is to reduce recidivism rates among our prison population through adult and transitional education.

Transcript Request

To obtain transcripts from South Park Academy, former students will need to mail or fax a request containing the following:

  • Student’s Name
  • Student’s Date of Birth
  • Student’s Social Security Number
  • Address or Fax Number to send transcript
  • Student’s Signature

A note or letter containing the above requirements will be sufficient. There is no required fee.

Our transcript request fax number is 801-576-7963 and our mailing address is:

South Park Academy
P.O. Box 250
Draper, Utah  84020

Questions regarding transcripts may be answered by calling 801-576-7982 or 801-576-7984.

All other questions, including those regarding the whereabouts of unsent diplomas may be answered by calling 801-576-7982.

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