|Nick Hodgkinson- Teacher
Mission StatementCanyons Transition Academy provides students with disabilities the opportunity to make choices in a safe environment with person-centered planning, hands-on training, community access, and inclusion in community activities that lead to greater independence for living and employment.
Contact Information9361 South 300 East Lower Level
Sandy, UT 84070
Carmen Lino- Secretary
“A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.”
Program RecommendationsThe following supplies and preparations are recommended for transition:
• Backpack with pencils, pen and planner (provided by CTA).
• Pack a lunch with water bottle or bring lunch money.
• Provide a cell phone.
• Obtain a state issued ID and social security number.
• Apply for vocational rehabilitation services.
• Apply for SSI and/or Medicaid.
• Apply for Reduced Bus Fare card.
• Explore community resources and services available.
Regular attendance at school increases opportunities for students to profit from their educational program. Transition students are required to attend school according to their chosen schedule. In case of student illness, we ask that the student notify the school that they will be absent that day. It is important to note that students who miss ten consecutive school days will be exited from school rolls and be required to re-register.
Transition students are required to learn to use public transportation as a means to access activities in the community and to get to and from school. CTA staff will provide training and support to help students become as independent as possible. Monthly passes will be provided for students. Parents who choose not to have their student use public transportation, walk, or ride their bike to and from school will be responsible for drop off and pick up. Students should not be dropped off before 8:30 a.m. and picked up no later than 3:00 p.m., as there will not be staff available for supervision.
Students shall conduct themselves in a manner that contributes to a productive learning atmosphere for themselves and their classmates. Students are expected to be attentive, cooperative and industrious while at school. Some examples of positive and negative consequences include:
Positive Consequences: If students follow classroom rules they can expect the following:
• Verbal praise and recognition
• Tickets or school money to redeem for incentives in the school store
• Participation in fun community activities
• Computer/Laptop time, and games
Negative Consequences: If a student does not follow the classroom rules, the consequences will be as follows:
• Lose respect of peers and others
• Lose computer time
• Miss a community outing
• Phone call home
Severe Clause: Any behavior that is detrimental to the learning atmosphere or to the safety of the students, self or teacher will result in he/she being referred to Canyons District administration and parents will be notified.