Welcome to the 2016-17 school year. I am excited to welcome back our faculty, staff, students and parents for the new school year. Canyon students and staff have accomplished so much and have so many reasons to celebrate. Canyon High School was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report’s Best High School Rankings as a Silver Medal School. CHS ranked in the top 6.4% of eligible public high schools in the United States.
Canyon High School is home to a variety of programs and activities that provide all students with the means to reach their post-secondary goals. Whether you choose to be a part of award winning academic competitions such as Academic Decathlon, Science Olympiad, MUN or Mock Trial or join our acclaimed choir, band, dance or theater arts programs, there is something for everyone at Canyon. Our rigorous Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and honors programs help prepare our students for college and career paths. Furthermore, students have access to an array of Career Pathways that will prepare them with 21st century skills in Health Science, Art and Media Entertainment, Education and Child Development, Information and Communication Technology, Public Services, Engineering and Aviation. In addition to our tremendous academic programs, Canyon is home to a highly successful athletic program with teams that consistently compete for and win league and CIF championships.
Canyon is recognized as a Gold Ribbon School--a distinction awarded to schools that are “academically successful, vibrant, and innovative center(s) of learning and teaching.” That definition is the heart of what we pursue. Together, we will accomplish great things by setting high standards and expectations, developing a positive school culture and engaging parents and the surrounding community. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. I look forward to a great school year and hope to see you out supporting our Comanches at a performance or at a game.