Whether you've relocated to the Canyons School District, or you're starting a family and would like to plan ahead for kindergarten, please see the following links to boundary maps for determining your neighborhood elementary school, middle school and high school.
UPDATE: High School Boundary Changes, 2017-2018
In November, 2015, the Canyons Board of Education unanimously approved boundary adjustments aimed at balancing enrollments at Canyons District’s high schools, while minimizing disruptions to students and families and maintaining as many academic programs at each high school as possible. The changes were approved after lengthy study by a Facilities Committee made up of parents and principals from all parts of the district, and a public hearing open to all Canyons patrons. They were timed to take effect with the start of the 2017-2018 school year in order to give families time to prepare.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which schools will have different boundaries?
The boundary changes affect all of Canyons District’s traditional high schools, except Brighton High. Over five years, the changes are projected to gradually balance the enrollments at Alta, Corner Canyon, Hillcrest and Jordan high schools.
How do I find out if I live in an area where boundaries are changing?
Detailed maps of the new boundaries are available online, which allow users to search for their home address. Since June 2016, several notices have been mailed via the U.S. Postal Service to families with home addresses affected by the boundary changes. Digital copies also have been sent via e-mail.
When do the changes take effect?
The boundary changes take effect with the start of the 2017-2018 school year.
Will currently enrolled high school students be ‘grandfathered' in? What about siblings?
Yes, under an allowance approved by the Canyons Board of Education, currently enrolled high school students are able to stay at their schools, and their younger siblings will be allowed to permit into the same high school as their older brother or sister. In order for schools to accurately predict enrollment and set budgets for the coming year, however, grandfathered students and their siblings must still request a permit by going in person to their school of choice and submitting a Standard Open Enrollment form. The open enrollment window for the coming (2017-2018) school year starts Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 and ends on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Late permits can be submitted year-round. Also, please note that busing will not be provided to students who choose to stay at their current school. Per Canyons Board of Education rule, parents must provide transportation to students who attend schools outside their official boundary.
My child is in the eighth-grade and entering high school next year. Can I permit my child into an out-of-boundary high school?
Yes, but on first-come, first-served basis and only if the school is not at capacity. There is currently a moratorium on out-of-boundary permits into Corner Canyon High. The window for accepting early permits for the 2017-2018 school year is from Dec. 1, 2016 through the third week of February 2017. Late permits can be filed at any time throughout the year.
When were these boundary changes approved?
The Board of Education’s action on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 followed a yearlong study by a Facilities Committee, which was made up of parents and principals from all parts of Canyons District and assembled to give recommendations to the Board on short- and long-term school facility needs district-wide. The Board approved four of the five Facility Committee recommendations in its vote.
Why were the changes necessary?
Boundary changes are never undertaken lightly, but are sometimes necessary to accommodate population shifts and growth and to ensure that all students have access to high-quality instruction. These boundary adjustments will balance enrollments at Canyons District high schools by slowing future growth at Hillcrest and Corner Canyon high schools, which are using portable classrooms to accommodate student growth; boosting enrollment at Alta and Jordan high, and preserving the current rate of enrollment growth at Brighton High. Balanced enrollment maximizes use of taxpayer-financed school buildings and maintains equity in access to academic programs, which are funded in Utah on a per-pupil basis.