Canyon High School (Santa Clarita, California)

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Canyon High School
Address
19300 W. Nadal St., Canyon Country, CA 91351
Santa Clarita, California
United States
Information
Type Public
Established 1968
Principal Jason d'Autremont
Faculty 110
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 2,640[1]
Color(s) Green and gold
Mascot Cowboy
Yearbook Trails
Website

Canyon High School is a high school in the William S. Hart Union High School District in the Santa Clarita, California community of Canyon Country, California. The school opened in 1968. The student population is approximately 2400 in grades 9 through 12.

History[edit]

The school opened in September 1968 in three phases at a cost of $3.6 million. It started with five buildings and a library, with administrative offices in portable buildings. C.T. Haan was both the first principal and superintendent of the Hart School District.[2]

Academics[edit]

The sign in front of Canyon High School

Canyon High School has an academic program with emphasis on preparation for higher education. All preparatory courses required by the University of California and other institutions of higher learning are offered.

o Honors and AP courses are offered in Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Foreign Languages, and [Fine Arts]. The AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program encourages students from non-academic backgrounds to undertake the college preparatory curriculum and provides them with resources to increase their chance of success in strong academic programs.

Canyon High School supports a Career Paths program which prepares students for careers in Theater Arts, Health Science, Video production, Engineering, and Industrial Technology. Students engaged in the Career path programs attend tailored classes and are afford internship opportunities in their chosen fields. The Career Paths programs ties into the William S. Hart district's Regional Occupational Program (ROP) which offers real-world experiences for students in 30 career fields ranging from Forensics to Florist.

Performing Arts[edit]

Canyon High also has an excellent fine arts department with award-winning choral music, marching band, and theater programs. The Theatre program at Canyon has excelled in multiple competitions (even placing 1st out of 85 schools in the annual DTASC Competition) and will even have its own performing arts center March of 2016.

Marching Band[edit]

Marching Band was officially established in 1975 at Canyon High School. Marching Band has six different divisions ranging from 1A-6A bands, it also participates in the foothill division, which include Hart High School, Valencia High School. Saugus High School, West Ranch High School, and Golden Valley High School.

Athletics[edit]

Canyon High School is governed by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section as a member of the Foothill League. Its athletic mascot is the Cowboy and its colors are hunter green and gold. Canyon's main rival is Hart High School located in Newhall California dating back to 1968. Canyon High School competes in the Foothill League. Other schools in the league are: Hart High School, Valencia High School, Saugus High School, West Ranch High School, and Golden Valley High School

League Championships:

• Football: 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 2005, 2006

• Boys Cross Country: 1974, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006

• Girls Cross Country: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

• Girls Volleyball: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997

• Boys Basketball: 1978, 1986, 1987, 2001, 2006, 2012

• Girls Basketball: 1973, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

• Boys Soccer: 1991, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010

• Girls Soccer: 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009

• Boys Track and Field: 1979, 1981, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

• Girls Track and Field: 1985, 1987, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012

• Boys Volleyball: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000

• Baseball: 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 2002, 2013

• Softball: 1974, 1987, 1993

• Boys Tennis: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1986

• Boys Golf: 1992


CIF Championships:

• Football: 1983, 1984, 1985, 2005, 2006

• Girls Cross Country: 1995

• Boys Cross Country: 2000, 2001


California State Championships:

• Football: 2006

• Boys Cross Country: 2001

• Girls Cross Country: 1995

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ William S. Hart Union High School District School Facts and Accountability Information, 2007–2008
  2. ^ AuWerter, Russ (May 12, 1972). "Four Years: The Sweet and Sour". The Newhall Signal. p. 6. 
  3. ^ Biography at Synergy Fast Pitch Web Site
  4. ^ "1991 Draft -- June Regular Phase". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  5. ^ Barnathan, Lee (January 1, 1997). "OSBORNE STILL A FORCE : EX-CANYON HIGH STAR DRAWING DOUBLE COVERAGE IN NFL.". Daily News. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  6. ^ "New York Yankees Draft Picks – 1979". TheBaseballCube.com. Retrieved 2008-11-06. [dead link]
  7. ^ Klein, Gary (July 9, 1989). "Baseball Canyons Product Backs No-Pay-No-Play vote". Los Angeles Times. p. 17. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°25′46″N 118°28′21″W / 34.429567°N 118.47242°W / 34.429567; -118.47242