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Get a Jump on School with CSD’s Expanded Kindergarten Program

Kindergarten is a critical year in a child’s education–and to make sure students get off to a strong start, Canyons District has expanded the number of hours some of its kindergartners spend in the classroom. Starting on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m., Canyons District will begin accepting online applications for its Supplemental Hours of […]

Coming Soon: Annual Career and Technical Education Showcase

The economy is on the rebound, jobs are plentiful and wages are up. So, how can young people just entering the workforce take advantage of the boom? Some of the leading sectors of the economy right now are in engineering, computer science and health care. There’s also huge demand for skilled professionals in the trades. […]

Connect to the Tech’ – CTEC Showcases How to Get a Jump on College, Careers

Did you know there are more jobs in the trades–carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and welding–than there trained Utahns to fill them? Construction, along with the health and personal care industries, will account for one-third of all new jobs in the U.S. through 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many of these jobs pay above […]

CSD-U of U Partnership Gives Language Students a Jump on College

Next year, qualifying Canyons District high school students will be able to take college-level Spanish, French and Chinese courses co-taught by University of Utah faculty. The unique “bridge courses” will be taught in high school but are being offered for college credit as part of Utah’s Dual Language Immersion Program, which is challenging traditional models […]

Canyons Education Foundation Awards Unprecedented $11,000 in Student Scholarships

Last summer, Calena Slesser’s sister was struck and nearly killed by a car while crossing the street. As her parents shifted their focus to hospital visits, medical consultations and rehabilitative care, Calena fell into the role of caregiver to her younger siblings.  It was a lot to shoulder for any high school senior, much less […]

Free Expo Spotlights Career and Technical Education Opportunities

It’s no longer referred to as “vocational education” for a reason. Career and Technical Education has gone mainstream. Today it’s seen as the path to acquiring the kind of marketable skills needed to succeed in high-paying industries ranging from health care, science and engineering to early childhood education. What’s more, those skills are now often […]

Class of 2030: Kindergarten today, college tomorrow

What do you want to be when you grow up? A builder, a baker, or museum curator? An accountant, a barber, or brave fire fighter? How about a doctor, a researcher, or fabulous teacher? Every year, on the Friday of the first full week of school, Canyons District celebrates Kindergarten College-Readiness Day, a time for […]

Step2theU: An Early College Option for Alta High Students

Motivated, hard-working juniors at Alta High who are eager to get a jump on college at a tier-one, PAC-12 research institution – and who are willing to sacrifice a few summers to do it – were encouraged on Friday to apply for Step2theU, a novel program that will give a select cohort of qualifying students a […]

CSD Lauded for its High Advanced Placement (AP) Participation and Pass Rates

Canyons is among six school districts in Utah being recognized by the College Board for opening Advanced Placement (AP) programs to a broader pool of students while also improving pass rates. Additionally, three CSD high schools rank in Utah’s top 10 for AP participation or pass rates: Brighton, Corner Canyon and Hillcrest. More than 25,000 public […]

Get Money for College, Apply Now for College Aid

More than $180 billion in college aid is available to students for the 2017-2018 academic year–and the time for applying is now. Starting on Oct. 1, 2016, families can go to to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Think you won’t qualify for a needs-based scholarship? Don’t let that stop you […]

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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