Junior High

Our Junior High School program is for 7th & 8th-grade students only.

It is designed to meet their social and academic needs.

In Jr. High, we still attend Discovery Days with the younger students and have Epic day on the same campus as the younger students at Pleasant Grove (we do not have Epic day options at our other locations).

The Epic Day schedule for the Jr High classes is very different from the school day that is planned for the K-6 students. Between Epic day and a few courses provided at home through Canvas, all the necessary state requirements are available to be accessed by each Jr. High student, except for math. Math is the only core subject that must be chosen by the parents and ordered through the resource library. The Canvas material is optional. All curriculum items in the resource library are available for students who prefer to use something different.

Education Specialist/Mentor

Tamara (also known as Ms. T) graduated from Brigham Young University in Secondary Education. She is the Educational Specialist for our Junior High Program and she teaches the seventh and eighth grade classes on campus. Her hobbies include cooking, singing badly, and every sport. She is originally from Bakersfield, California.

Tamara Atkin

tamara.atkin@canyongrove.com

Junior High Teacher Aide

Erin loves running, paddle-boarding, camping, playing the piano, yoga, and of course time with my adorable new service dog, “Mayble.” Having attended the University of Wyoming, and spending the last 11 years actively homeschooling her 4 children, She is excited for her second year at Canyon Grove!

Curriculum

Choices for 7th and 8th-grade curriculum can be found here.

Epic Day

The number one goal of this class is to give students an opportunity to learn to work as a team, problem solve as individuals, learn fairness, kindness and personal responsibility, in an encouraging and fun environment. The Epic Day schedule covers: Art, Science, History (Utah or U.S. History), PE, Writing, and College and Career Awareness/Health. Class meets once a week on either Mondays or Thursdays at our main campus in Pleasant Grove 9:00 am – 3:15 pm.

COMMON DRESS

Canyon Grove Academy has a common dress code. The intent of the common dress code is to minimize distractions in the learning environment, promote a sense of community among students, and increase campus safety and security. Clothing items conforming to the following standards may be worn, regardless of brand. School uniform items are available at local stores.

Interpretation of the common dress code is the responsibility of the Canyon Grove Academy Administration. Clothing items that are not specifically addressed in this policy, draw undue attention to the student, or disrupt the learning process will not be allowed.

School Uniforms

Collared shirt or blouse

  • Shirts must be solid white, solid navy blue, or solid forest green.
  • Shirts may be capped sleeve, short sleeve, three-­‐quarter sleeve, or long sleeve length.
  • Turtlenecks and mock turtlenecks are allowed.

General Guidelines for Uniform Tops

  • Shirts must be buttoned up to within the top one or two buttons.
  • All clothing must be clean, appropriately sized, and worn correctly.
  • Pants/shorts/skirts must be worn at the waist.  Shoes must be tied or fastened, clothing must be worn right-­‐side-­‐out, appropriate underwear must be worn.  Clothing should not be excessively tight or excessively loose.   Clothing shall not be excessively worn or have holes. No “low-­‐riding” of pants or shorts will be allowed.

Pants, capris, shorts, skort, skirt, or jumper

  • Bottoms must be solid khaki, solid navy blue, or approved school plaid.
  • Items must be made from woven cotton, linen, corduroy, or cotton/polyester blend fabrics. Denim fabrics are not allowed.

General Guidelines for Uniform Bottoms

  • Pants, capris, shorts, skorts, and skirts should be worn at the waist or hips. No “low riding” is allowed, even if the undergarments do not show.
  • The hemlines in jumpers and skirts shall be no shorter than 2 inches above the kneecap; shorts and skorts will not be shorter than 4 inches above the kneecap.
  • Shorts that are worn under skirts must not be visible and must be a dark color.
  • Ankle or capri length leggings in navy blue, forest green, or white may be worn under skirts and jumpers.

Accessories

  • Only dark belts with a conservative buckle may be worn. If a belt is worn it should pass through all belt loops.
  • Students may wear their choice of optional tie in solid navy blue, solid forest green, or the approved school plaid.
  • Only solid white or primarily dark shoes (black, dark brown, navy blue, or gray)  with closed toes and closed heels are allowed. Shoes should not have contrasting logos or bright, neon or distracting trim. Shoes must be properly fastened or tied. No wheeled shoes will be allowed. No shoes with lights will be allowed. Dark laces must be worn with dark shoes. White laces must be worn with white shoes.
  • Students may wear solid white or dark colored (e.g., navy, black, brown, gray, forest) socks.
  • Girls are able to wear solid color tights or leggings under their skirts or dresses of navy, white, or khaki color.
  • For warmth, in the classroom, students may wear a solid navy, forest green, or white cardigan, blazer, sweater vest, hoodless sweatshirt, or zip-­‐up fleece jacket (with or without hood). Hoods may not be worn inside the building. The uniform shirt must be visible.  Pullover hoodie style sweatshirts are not allowed.
  • Only conservative hairstyles in natural hair colors are acceptable.  Hair accessories with metallic, white, navy blue, forest green, brown, black, or approved school plaid hair accessories are appropriate.
  • Minimal, natural looking make­‐up may be worn.

Jewelry

  • Minimally distracting jewelry is allowed.  Jewelry is limited to a small crucifix or religious medal, a single ring, a medical bracelet, a conservative watch, or small post-­‐type earrings, or a single bracelet in a non-­‐distracting color.
  • Girls are limited to one earring per ear.  Boys may not wear earrings.  No body or facial piercing jewelry allowed.  No gauges allowed.

Hats and Outerwear

  • Head coverings will be allowed indoors only for religious beliefs or medical conditions. Hats that offer protection from the sun may be worn during outdoor activities. Such hats must be solid navy, solid forest green, or solid khaki with no graphics or logos other than the school emblem.
  • Outerwear (coats, hats, scarves, gloves, etc.) must be removed while students are inside the building.

General Guidelines

  • No graphics, cartoon characters, words, large logos, gang insignia, or visibly distracting buttons and trims are allowed on any clothing items, accessories, or shoes.
  • Clothing must be suitable for the weather, appropriately sized, clean, mended, pressed, and worn neatly-­‐ right side out. Undergarments should not be visible.
  • Interpretation of the common dress policy is the responsibility of the CGA Administration.  Clothing items that are not specifically addressed in this policy, draw undue attention to the student, or disrupt the learning process will not be allowed.
  • School spirit days may include relaxed dress requirements. Such days are approved by the CGA Board of Trustees or Administration in advance. They will be announced and posted on the school calendar and website.

Approved School Plaid

Canyon Grove Academy Board of Trustees has approved the following plaid:

Dress Gordon.

Acceptable plaids are available from multiple manufacturers:

  • Blakes:#80
  • Buckhead: #63, #35
  • Classy Uniforms
  • Custom School Uniforms/Thorson Embroidery: plaid #61
  • Dennis: campbell 201-­‐215, carden 201-­‐220, christopher 201-­‐225
  • Frank Bee: 1B-­‐PC
  • Inka’s: #59
  • Land’s End: white plaid

Discovery Day 

Discovery Day T-shirts can be purchased at the front office.  They are $5.25 each and are required for all students and volunteers attending Discovery Day activities.

Discovery Days

Jr High students are invited to join our K-6 students during our weekly Discovery Days activities.

Discovery Day T-shirts can be purchased at the front office.  They are $5.25 each and are required for all students and volunteers attending Discovery Day activities.

Signups for Discovery Day are posted here prior to each session.

When our Discovery Days are held at Canyon Grove Academy drop off is at 11:50 am and pick up is at 2:30 pm at the school. It is very important that you pick up students on time so we do NOT interfere with the dismissal and pick up of onsite students.

When students are being bused from Pleasant Grove to an offsite location drop off  at 11:20 am and pick- up will be at 3:00 pm at Manila Creek Park in the parking lot of the park on the corner of 3300 N and 900 W by the pavilion. Enter the parking lot on 900 W.

If you miss the bus you are responsible for your student’s transportation. DO NOT stop the bus if it is pulling out and you are late. If the bus is moving you have missed it and need to transport your students to the location. If they miss the bus one direction they can still ride the bus back.   More info

Drop-off: Canyon Grove Academy, 588 West 3300 North, Pleasant Grove UT 84062

Pick-up: Manila Creek Park (park by the school) 3300 North 900 West Use parking lot entrance on 900 W and park by the pavilion. (for offsite activities ONLY)

Field Trips

Jr High Students are welcome to come to the family fields trips on Fridays found here. In Jr High, we will also schedule some extra events. We have three field trips scheduled during school hours on Thursdays. Monday students will need to come on Thursday on those weeks. When possible, these trips are scheduled on weeks with Monday holidays, so that the students are still only coming once a week for Epic day.  Monday students are welcome to stay until the end of the day on those days.