Alta High School (Utah)
|Alta High School|
|11055 S. 1000 E.
Sandy, UT 84094
|School district||Canyons School District|
|Principal||Brian P McGill|
|Number of students||2,460|
|Color(s)||Black and silver, accent color red|
|Athletics||Football, basketball, soccer, swimming, tennis, baseball, softball|
School is in session for 180 days per year on a traditional 9-month calendar. Students attend four 84-minute classes each day on an alternating block schedule, beginning at 7:45 am and ending at 2:25 pm. The school operates a quarterly schedule.
The Alta Hawks football team won state championships in 1983, 1988, 2007, and 2008. Alta's boys' basketball team won the Utah State Championship in 1992, 1995, 2003, and 2010. Alta's girls' soccer team was ranked second in the nation in 2006, and is coached by Lee Mitchell, who was named national coach of the year. The team won state championships in 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. The wrestling team won the 4A state championship in 1990. The Lady Hawks tennis team won back-to-back state championships in 2007 and 2008. The boys' cross country team won a state championship in 2008. Alta's women's basketball team took the 5A State Championship in 2002 and 2011.
Alta also offers football, golf, tennis, cross country, soccer, dance company, volleyball, debate, ballroom, drill team, cheerleading, basketball, wrestling, swimming, diving, hockey, baseball, softball, track and field, lacrosse, rugby union, ultimate, bowling, and other athletic clubs.
Alta High School has an award-winning performing arts program. The Theatre Department won the 5A State Championship in 2012 and in 2013. Alta's jazz band has consistently received high markings in state competitions.
- Robert Adamson - actor
- Ryon Bingham - retired NFL player; played for the San Diego Chargers 2004-2010
- Kirby Heyborne - actor
- Julianne Hough - two-time winner of ABC's Dancing with the Stars; star of Safe Haven
- Travis Knight - member of the UConn Basketball All Century Team.; retired NBA player; won an NBA World Championship as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000
- Kealia Ohai - soccer player; member of the United States 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup winning team; currently plays for the National Women's Soccer League team Houston Dash
- "School Information". Canyons School District.
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- UHSAA. "UHSAA Football Results 2008" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-07-20.
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- UHSAA. "UHSAA Girls Tennis Results 2007" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-07-20.
- UHSAA. "UHSAA Girls Tennis Results 2008" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-07-20.
- UHSAA. "UHSAA Boys Cross Country Results 2008". Retrieved 2009-07-20.
- Slama. "Alta theatre repeats as state champions". Retrieved 2013-05-29.
- "Jordan, Alta bands score superior ratings at state festival". Canyons School District. Canyons School District. Retrieved 29 May 2013.