Canyon Grove Mission:

Canyon Grove Academy believes every child can learn through instruction that accommodates different learning styles. Canyon Grove Academy establishes values that will promote students to be leaders today and in the future. They will develop a sense of understanding and compassion for others, their community and the environment.

We offer:

·        Bus Service

·        Reduced Classroom Sizes

·        Differentiated instruction with amazing teachers

·        Whole Child Education System

·        Unique and Innovative Strategies aimed at student achievement

·        Dynamic Learning Environment

·        STEM-based approach to cross-curricular studies

·        Supportive and active school community and PTO

·        Discovery Day activities

·        Utah silver medal for being a Healthy Foods School

·        Outdoor as well as a hydroponic gardens

·        Monthly, academic focused On-Site Space Center missions

·        Extracurricular Activities

·        Collaborative learning promotes cooperation as students experience, explore, engage and exchange ideas and thoughts, promoting a 21st-century skills

Contact Info:

588 W 3300 N, Pleasant Grove,
Utah 84062
Phone: 801-785-9300
FAX: 801-785-8997


Canyon Grove Academy uses curriculum that is research-based, has a track record of success in other schools and integrates with our differentiated instruction and cross-curricular reinforcement.

For English Language Arts we will use The Spalding Method.

As the base to the English Language Arts program, The Spalding Method uses scientifically-based best practices to teach spelling, reading and writing. Spalding lessons include:

– Phonemic awareness Composition

– Systematic phonics Literary appreciation

– High-frequency vocabulary Text structure

– Word meanings and usages Fluency

– Word parts Listening

– Grammar Reading comprehension

Learn more about The Spalding Method at:

For Mathematics we will use Math Expressions.

Math Expressions is an inquiry-based (sometimes called “IB”) program.  In this program teachers create an inquiry environment and encourage constructive discussion. Students invent, question, model, represent and explore but also learn and practice important math strategies.

Mathematics content and models connect and build across the grade levels in Math Expressions to provide a progression of teaching and learning that aligns precisely with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Learn more about math expressions at:

For Science we will use Foss Science.

The Foss program has 41 modules and is a hands-on, discovery curriculum. Foss helps students find a love for science.

Learn more about Foss Science at:

For Social Studies we will use Core Knowledge Social Studies.

In World and American History, students learn stories of major events and figures from prehistory to modern times. The Core Knowledge content builds year upon year to help children gain a greater understanding of the development of human civilizations, world cultures, the formation of the United States and principles of American democracy.

Learn more about Core Knowledge Social Studies at:

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.

This policy addresses both school uniforms as well as the uniforms to be worn for Physical Education classes.

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.


  • 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.


  • 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

Physical Education Uniforms – 7th and 8th grade only

Canyon Grove Academy has a dress code for middle school physical education classes. Students in seventh and eighth grade are required to change for PE classes and will be provided a PE locker in which to store their clothing. The intent of this policy is to minimize distractions in the learning environment, increase student safety, and provide for appropriate ease of movement during physical education classes. Clothing items conforming to the following standards may be worn, regardless of brand.

PE Uniform Shirts

  • Cotton T-­‐shirt with optional school logo (athletic heather gray or white) . Shirts may be capped sleeve, short sleeve, three-­‐ quarter sleeve, or long sleeve length.
  • Heather gray ringer T-­‐shirts with navy or forest green bands are allowed.
  • Shirts must be of a length that does not expose the midriff. PE Uniform Pants, capris, or shorts (solid navy)
  • Students may wear track pants, fleece sweatpants, warm-­up pants, yoga pants, cheer shorts, or athletic shorts. Denim is not allowed.
  • Pants, capris, and shorts should be worn at the waist or hips. No “low riding” is allowed, even if the undergarments do not show.

PE Uniform Accessories

  • Students must wear basic athletic shoes with light colored soles. Shoes must be properly fastened or tied. No wheeled shoes will be allowed.
  • Students must wear plain athletic socks. Socks may be ankle, crew, or knee-­‐high length.
  • A plain, athletic heather gray, fleece sweatshirt without a hood may be worn over the heather gray T-­‐shirt.
  • For safety during P.E. classes, all jewelry must be removed with the exception of medical bracelets and necklaces (which must be tucked inside the student’s clothing) or small post-­type earrings.

PE Uniform General Guidelines

  • Appropriate supportive undergarments such as athletic supporters or sports bras should be worn. Undergarments should not be visible.
  • Middle School Physical education teachers may ask a student not to wear clothing that is too revealing, that restricts movement, or that is otherwise inappropriate for a P.E. class

Reality’s Edge Space Center

State-of-the-art spaceship simulators have been built to provide our students with the chance to not only hear about the subjects, but experience and love them as well. The integrated school simulator program is putting students in an environment that is facilitating lifelong internalization, not just momentary regurgitation. It is a powerful tool that empowers students, unites the school, and enhances the classroom experience through curriculum enhancement, field trips, and after-school programs.


In the classroom our wonderful teachers provide the “how” of learning – how to do math, how events took place in history, etc. The simulator is in place to help provide the “why” of learning – why it matters, why we should care, etc. Students will have access to the simulator every day. Teachers will use this to bring the subjects they are currently covering to life in a meaningful and lasting way.

Realitys Edge

Frequently Asked Questions

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Canyon Grove Academy has a strong academics and arts focus and uses cross-curriculum reinforcement.  For example, if students are learning about the Civil War in History, they might create a project in their Art class about Abraham Lincoln.

This instruction method is supported by hands-on activities and multi-sensory experiences. Students participate in outdoor class periods and field trips. Teachers use project or place-based lesson plans and incorporate both fine motor and gross motor activities.

Where is Canyon Grove Academy located?

Our beautiful school is located at 588 West 3300 North in Pleasant Grove, Utah’s City of Trees.  Our campus sits at the base of the mountainside just south of American Fork Canyon.  Murdock Trail, a walking and biking trail, borders the school to the north.  To the south, Mill Creek, a natural stream, winds through a hundred-year-old grove of trees where students can participate in outdoor classroom study.

This new charter program will be located in the old Quail Run building.  The facility is healthy for students.  There are large daylight windows in each classroom and the building is a certified low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) environment.

The school has a full playground, gymnasium, a school garden and greenhouse and classrooms designed specifically for Theater, Music, Dance, Art, and Science.  We have a full, on-site kitchen serving hot, fresh, healthy meals for breakfast and lunch each day.

Our bus service picks up students from Pleasant Grove, Cedar Hills, American Fork, Highland and the surrounding areas, including Lindon, Orem, and Lehi.  Visit the Bus Service page for more information.

What grades do you offer?

Canyon Grove Academy offers classes for kindergarten through 6th grade.  We offer both a half day and full day kindergarten program.  There is a $200 monthly fee for the full-day kindergarten program.

Are you accredited?

Yes. Canyon Grove is accredited through NWAC– Northwest Accreditation Commission, formerly the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS). The Northwest Accreditation Commission is one of the nation’s six acknowledged accreditation agencies. The geographic territory of the Association consists of the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

What curriculum do you use?

Canyon Grove students study Reading, Writing, Mathematics, History, Science, World Languages and Cultures, Visual Art, Music, Dance, Theatre, P.E., Health, and Technology through an integrated curriculum.

Visit our curriculum page to learn more:

All programs at Canyon Grove meet or exceed State requirements and also support the Common Core Standards.

Do students wear uniforms?

Yes, Canyon Grove has a common dress policy.  The intent of this policy is to minimize distractions in the learning environment, promote a sense of community among students, and increase campus safety and security.

Students wear solid white, navy blue or forest green collared shirts with pants, shorts or skirts that are solid khaki, blue or school plaid.  Please read the Common Dress Policy for full details.

What is your school schedule and school calendar?

Canyon Grove students begin their school day at 8:30 am and are released at 3:00 pm.

The Canyon Grove school year begins on Aug 15 with a half day of school and ends on May 28.

Visit the School Calendar for events and details throughout the year the School Schedule for holidays and important dates.

Do you participate in the Federal School Lunch Program?

Canyon Grove Academy has a full service, on-site kitchen and staff who prepare breakfast, lunch and after-school snacks each day.

Free and reduced price meals are available to qualifying students. Students perform better when they eat nutritious meals and we endeavor to provide meals that include whole grains, lean proteins, and organic fruits and vegetables but that limit preservatives, food colorings, added salt, refined sugar, trans-fat and high fructose corn syrup.

How do I sign up for the bus?

We will determine the official bus routes and stops prior to the fall school year beginning, based on where we have the most students boarding the bus.  We expect to have three bus routes serving Pleasant Grove, Cedar Hills, American Fork, Lindon and Highland, with collector points serving Orem and Lehi.

Visit the Bus Service page to sign up and for more information.

How can I get involved?

We ask each family to contribute 40 hours of volunteer time each school year.  Parental involvement is critical to student success.  We provide many different ways for you to reach the recommended hours, including volunteering in your child’s classroom or even volunteering before or after school, during the summer or at home in your spare time.

We have many opportunities for individuals, parents and businesses to become involved in the development of this new charter program. We are seeking potential sponsors and donors who share our principles and philosophy. For more information on volunteering at the school, or becoming a classroom sponsor, please email:

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