I am honored and excited to welcome our returning faculty, staff, students, and parents to the 2018-2019 school year. To the class of 2022: “Start Here!” and over the course of the next four years we will guide and support you on your chosen pathway. We invite you to become an active and contributing member of Canyon’s Culture of Excellence.
Canyon’s mission is to provide an educational experience, in both academic and character development, that focuses on maximizing learning, developing global awareness and creating life-long learners in a student-centered and rigorous learning environment. We are committed to developing our students with 21st century skills of critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration while supporting the individual student’s interest.
Whether you choose to be a part of award-winning Academic competitions such as Science Olympiad, Model United Nations, or Mock Trial, or join one of our acclaimed Art programs, or join an Activity or an Athletic program, there is something for everyone. Students have access to a wide range of Career Pathways 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.
Furthermore, our rigorous Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and honors programs help prepare our students for post-secondary education. And once again, Canyon students’ performance on AP and IB tests well-exceeded the state, national, and global averages.
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.
I look forward to a great school year and hope to see you out supporting our Comanches at a performance or at a game.
J. Craig Abercrombie