Welcome to CVHS!
Canyons Virtual High School (CVHS) is a year-round, online program dedicated to serving students within the Canyons School District, and elsewhere throughout the state of Utah. During the 2014-15 school year, students may take up to four (4) full credits of online courses as part of their full high school schedule, and in 2015-16, up to five (5) credits. In some cases, participating students may be asked to drop one or more traditional courses to “make room” for an online course in the student’s schedule.
Utah's Largest SOEP Provider
Working in cooperation with the Utah Statewide Online Education Program (SOEP), any Utah high school student is eligible to attend CVHS. All 9-12th grade students enrolled in a Utah school district or charter school, including students with disabilities and English language learners, are eligible for enrollment under the SOEP program laws. Students in grades below 9th are not eligible for participation. Home-schooled, charter, and/or private school students may also take online courses by completing an enrollment request with CVHS. For more information about the Statewide Online Education Program, including a current list of all approved online providers, please visit http://schools.utah.gov/edonline/.
Award-Winning Online Curriculum
For most of its courses, CVHS uses Pearson's GradPoint, from within the Brainhoney LMS. Additionally, an increasing number of courses are also being offered from within Canvas. CVHS courses in Gradpoint and Canvas provide easy-to-use and comprehensive online learning opportunities that help students to develop the skills they need to succeed in high school, college, and beyond.
Additionally, our courses give students the power to truly personalize learning with exceptional curriculum aligned to state and Common Core State Standards, and are built following instructional design best practices that incorporate video, live and virtual labs, interactive activities, immediate feedback, and assessments to ensure mastery and authentic work. Highly qualified Canyons District teachers provide feedback and academic support via email and telephone, as well as face-to-face and virtual meetings.
What are some of the pros and cons of CVHS online learning?
- Coursework is accessible 24/7/365, just about anywhere there is an Internet connection.
- Each student is at the center of the class.
- Credit attainment often occurs in about half the time of a traditional classroom course.
- Students can set the pace of the course, and don’t have to wait for other students before moving on - or can even take extra time to learn a concept.
- Students may re-submit online assignments to earn a better grade on a unit or section.
- Online teachers provide each student with individualized instruction and attention when needed.
- Online learning may not mean "easier" or "faster" for some students.
- Students must be familiar with using a computer, and must check email daily.
- Sometimes technology isn’t 100% reliable, and access to programs may be interrupted. As a result, students cannot wait until the last minute to complete assignments.
- Students must be self-directed enough to stick to a schedule of working on courses at least three to four times a week.