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About Us

Canyons Transition Academy

“Transition services are a coordinated set of activities for a student designed within an outcome-oriented process that promotes movement from school to post-school activities…”

CTA Staff

Tifny Iacona - Principal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 801-513-4260 801-826-5335
Pam Hansen - Teacher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 801-258-1946 801-826-5487
Blake Ridgway- Teacher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 801-560-0785 801-826-5509 
Kay Hansen - Teacher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 801-556-9141 801-826-5467 
Nick Hodgkinson- Teacher
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385-900-3266 801-826-5411
Brooke Brough-Teacher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 801-837-4012 801-826-5437
Carmen Lino - Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
801-826-5335

Mission Statement

Students will be prepared to lead productive and independent adult lives, to the maximum extent possible. 

Contact Information

9361 South 300 East Lower Level
Sandy, UT 84070
Carmen Lino- Secretary
Office: 801-826-5335
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“A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.”
~unknown
 

Program Recommendations

The following supplies and preparations are recommended for transition:
• Backpack with pencils, pen and planner (provided by CTA).
• Pack a lunch with water bottle or bring lunch money.
• Provide a cell phone.
• Obtain a state issued ID and social security number.
• Apply for vocational rehabilitation services.
• Apply for SSI and/or Medicaid.
• Apply for Reduced Bus Fare card.
• Explore community resources and services available.

Attendance Policy


Regular attendance at CTA increases opportunities for students to gain critical life skills that will benefit them upon completion of CTA. Transition students attend CTA according to their individual schedule. In case of student illness, please contact the school at 801-826-5335 by 8:30 a.m. We encourage students, who are able, to notify the school if they are going to be absent by calling CTA, clearly stating their first and last name, and why they will be absent.
 
If the student is going to be late, contact the teacher to determine a time and place the student can meet the group in the community.

Transportation


Transition students are required to learn to use public transportation as a means to access activities in the community and to get to and from school. CTA staff will provide training and support to help students become as independent as possible. Monthly passes will be provided for students. Parents who choose not to have their student use public transportation, walk, or ride their bike to and from school will be responsible for drop off and pick up. Students should not be dropped off before 8:30 a.m. and picked up no later than 3:00 p.m., as there will not be staff available for supervision.

Student Conduct


Students shall conduct themselves in a manner that contributes to a productive learning atmosphere for themselves and their classmates. Students are expected to be attentive, cooperative and industrious while at school.
The following CTA rules will be followed.
Follow instructions the first time.
Respect people and personal property.
Head up, eyes on speaker.
Raise your hand and wait.
Put personal electronic devices away during class and while traveling in the community.
Positive Consequences:If students follow classroom rules they can expect the following:
• Verbal praise and recognition
• Tickets or school money to redeem for incentives in the school store 
• Participation in fun community activities
• Computer/Laptop time, and games 
Negative Consequences:If a student does not follow the classroom rules, the consequences will be as follows:
• Lose respect of peers and others
• Lose computer time
• Miss a community outing
• Phone call home
Severe Clause:Any behavior that is detrimental to the learning atmosphere or to the safety of the students, self or teacher will result in he/she being referred to Canyons District administration and parents will be notified.