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Canyon High School (Santa Clarita, California)

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Type  Public
Principal  Jason d'Autremont
Grades  9 - 12
Phone  +1 661-252-6110
Founded  1968
Established  1968
Faculty  110
Enrollment  2,640
Mascot  Cowboy
Canyon High School (Santa Clarita, California)
Address  19300 Nadal St, Santa Clarita, CA 91351, USA
District  William S. Hart Union High School District

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.

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History

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.

Academics

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

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

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

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

  • Crystl Bustos - twice Olympic gold medalist on the USA softball team and three times gold medalist at the Pan Am Games.
  • Fred Cornwell- Dallas Cowboys TE 1984-1986
  • Lauren Fleshman - professional track and field athlete and U.S. 5000m champion.
  • Erik Hiljus - Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Nate Longshore - college football quarterback. for the California Golden Bears.
  • Alysia Montaño- US Olympic middle-distance runner
  • Chuck Osborne - DT NFL 1996-2001. Played at University of Arizona 1992-96.
  • Kelly Packard - former BayWatch Babe attended and graduated from Canyon HS.
  • Chris Seddon - Major League Baseball
  • Mohammed Roknipour - Professional soccer player for the Los Angeles Blues
  • Keith Smith - former Major League Baseball Shortstop
  • Cory Snyder - former Major League Baseball utility player
  • Daryn Tufts - director, writer, and actor. Wrote and directed My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (2010 film) and Inside (2012 film).
  • Jane Wells - Television personality
  • Kevan Miller- NHL Defenseman for the Boston Bruins
  • Zach Britton- MLB Pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles
  • Buck Britton- MiLB Utility Player for the Oklahoma City Dodgers
  • Printz Board- Grammy Winning Musician most notably with The Black Eyed Peas
  • References

    Canyon High School (Santa Clarita, California) Wikipedia


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