Canyons School District offers a rich variety of summer learning opportunities for students of all ages. From week-long camps that expose young children to the arts and sciences in a fun, relaxed atmosphere to online courses that allow high school students to get a head-start earning credits toward graduation, there's something for practically everyone — and at affordable prices. Individual schools also host workshops and camps. Following is a sampling of offerings. For more opportunities, check with your neighborhood schools. Summer Semester
We get it. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day to take advantage of all the learning opportunities available in high school. But through Canyons District’s Summer Semester, it’s possible for students to get a jump on their studies or free up time in their class schedule for more electives. Available this year from June 10 to June 27 are three courses that high school students are required to take in order to graduate: Exploring Computer Science, Financial Literacy, and the PE course Participation Skills and Techniques. The cost is $70 per half-credit class. Classes are taught in a blended-learning format, or through a mix of online and face-to-face classes, which are held at Mt. Jordan Middle School, 9351 S. Mountaineer Lane in Sandy. Registration opens on Monday, April 15 and runs through May 24. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and fill up quickly. Beginning April 15, class times, registration and payment information will be available at http://canyonsrevrak.net. Summer Camps
Boom! Wow! Superheroes now! Amp up your superpowers in a cartooning camp. Build a robot, become a mad scientisty, learn to code, or solve crimes in a secret agent lab. Canyons District “Community Education” summer camps
are much more than fun and games. They offer students a chance to tinker and dream, build friendships and social skills, and cultivate a love for lifelong learning. Weekly camps exist for students, ages five to 14, and run from June through early August. Registration is open now and camps are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Weekly camp information and registration can be found at entrada.revtrak.net
under “Community Education
.” To view the Community Education Summer Camp catalog visit canyonsdistrict.org
. Learn to Code in Six Weeks
Interested in a career in computer science? Looking for a way to advance your studies this summer and acquire skills that will make you more employable? Apply for one of the limited spots in Canyons District's free "Learn to Code" program. In just six weeks, from
. Jordan High Robotics
. Online registration will be available soon. A link will be provided on our website: 6411gravediggers.weebly.com.Hillcrest High Robotics
This camp is open to elementary and middle school-age youth interested in robot building and programming. Enrollment comes with a small fee, 90 percent of which helps pay for robot parts and costs associated with traveling to our regional competitions. Parents must provide transportation. For details, including camp dates and tuition and registration information, visit the Husky Robotics Team's website. Alta High Robotics
Looking for a fun summer program that builds engineering, science and math skills? Look no further than Alta High’s Robotics Camp. You don’t have to be enrolled at Alta to participate or have any prior knowledge of mechanics or programming. The camp is open to all middle- and high-school-aged students (ages nine and up). Participants in the half-day program (8 a.m. to noon) will learn wiring, programming and manufacturing techniques, and take part in competitions by using their problem-solving to beat their opponents. Two, four-day sessions are being offered in June (24-27) and August (5-8) for $120 per session. The fee covers materials, snacks and a T-shirt. Parents must provide transportation.
For more information, visit the school's robotics website.
Brighton High is hosting a free, one-day woodworking class where students can learn concepts in design and engineering. The program is great fun for girls and boys in grades 7-10. There are two classes to choose from: June 24 and 25. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration opens in mid-April. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/woodclass