Canyons School District has a new high school! Corner Canyon High School, named after the nearby and very popular canyon in Draper, UT, will open its doors this August to more than 1,800 students.
The new school, with the large dome and cupola (reminiscent of a pioneer landmark in Draper, UT) will offer a full range of Career and Technical Education classes in four departments: Business/Marketing, FACS, Technology/Engineering, and Skilled/Technical.
One of the more unique programs at the new school will be Robotics, with a 2,000 sq. ft. shop and lab area. This area will allow ample space for the construction and testing of the students’ robots, with a full competition court for “robot smack-down.”
For those students who are planning careers in the food and beverage industry, the FACS Department is equipped with state-of-the-art culinary equipment, which allows students the opportunity of learning and practicing their skills using industry-grade equipment and tools.
Further down the hall, in the wood shop, students will be constructing pieces of furniture and musical instruments using equipment that rivals that which local industry experts have. Just a short stroll down another hall, is the Marketing classroom where students will be using an iPad lab for their projects and classwork. Technology is everywhere, and teachers are being trained on how to use technology to accelerate student learning and engagement.
CTE will play an integral part in every student’s schedule, with emphasis on both college and career readiness. Students are encouraged to explore the many options offered in CTE. Some students will discover new interests and passions, and others will launch themselves into future dynamic careers due to their experience in one of their high school CTE classes. As a co-curricular element, Corner Canyon High will also offer students the opportunity to participate in any of the six CTSOs: DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, HOSA, SkillsUSA, and TSA.
The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, August 13 at 9 a.m. Corner Canyon High School is located in Draper at 12943 South 700 East. The first day of school is August 19.
If you’re a student attending Corner Canyon High School, tell UtahCTE.org about your first day of school in your shiny new building. Send your stories and photos to UtahCTE@schools.utah.gov.
Wayne Dittmore is CTE Coordinator at Corner Canyon High School. This blog was first published at UtahCTE.org.