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CSD Foundation Gives $10,000 to Help Cover College-Application Fees During UCAW

Quite literally, every drive down the fairways at the recent 10th annual golf tournament of the Canyons Education Foundation was done for a great cause: supporting Canyons District’s mission of ensuring the college-readiness of every student enrolled in a Canyons school. The some $80,000 in donations earned at the Sept. 18, 2019 fundraiser at Wasatch Mountain State Park, as well as other Foundation-sponsored events held throughout the year, are used to support the academic platform of CSD, provide scholarships help to students who have risen above adversity, and pay for innovative classroom projects spearheaded by energetic teachers.  A major program

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FAFSA: Get Help Paying for College

Utahns are notorious for missing out on free federal college aid because they don’t apply, or complete the FAFSA, which stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. â€¨At the start of 2016, Utah was ranked 50 for its FAFSA-completion rate. Due, however, to a statewide effort to walk high school seniors through the application process, Utah’s completion rate jumped 39 percent last year, the second largest gain in the country. Leading the way was Jordan High, which now boasts the second highest completion rate in Utah, says Tori Gillett, CSD’s School Counseling Program Specialist.  In Canyons District, all high school

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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 www.fafsa.ed.gov 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 from filling out an application. A FAFSA is required for many school-based scholarships. It also can open the door to work-study jobs, low-interest loans and grants. “Don’t leave money on the table, and act quickly as funding is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served

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How to Help Kids Get Ready for College? Free Workshops Nov. 12

What classes can help high school students prepare for college? Which skills will be needed in the workforce of tomorrow? Parents will receive answers to these questions and more at two free workshops, offered in English and in Spanish, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. The free, evening workshops for families of CSD high school students come as CSD gears up for Utah College Application Week Nov. 16-20.  The following workshops will be held at the Canyons Administration Building—East, 9361 S. 300 East in Sandy: Picture This: Tami Pyfer, Education Advisor to Gov. Gary R. Herbert and adjunct faculty at Utah

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All In! CSD’s College Application Week Set for Nov. 16-20, 2015

High school seniors: Time to apply for college! Canyons School District is hosting College Application Week Nov. 16-20. At that time, all high school seniors will be encouraged to fill out a college application during the regular school day. Counselors, teachers and volunteers will be on hand to help students, every step of the way. “A lot of people don’t have the support at home to go out and visit colleges or even know how to apply,” Hillcrest High student Yolizma Lara, President of Latinos in Action, said of College Application Week. “It’s a helpful experience to have that available at

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