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What is Playworks?

Playworks is a program that supports building a positive school climate by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. During Playworks/PE Brain Booster time, students learn Playworks games that are aligned with the National PE Standards that can also be played at recess. During recess, the goal is to create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, safe, and active.  During both recess and PE/Playworks Brain Boosters, students connect with each other through play and gain beneficial social and emotional skills including teamwork, conflict resolution, and problem solving. 

Another part of the Playworks program is the Junior Coach Leadership Program.  This aspect of Playworks programming was created to provide leadership opportunities and leadership development to 4th and 5th grade students and to support schools with implementing a high functioning recess.  These students receive training on leadership skills and then become mentors during recess time.

Canyons Dual Language Immersion
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The dual immersion program is designed to build academic fluency in both  English and a second language. Students have the opportunity to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in TWO languages. 
The program has three goals: 
Bilingualism: High levels of proficiency in English and in a second language (Chinese, French, Spanish)
Biliteracy: High levels of academic achievement in English and in Spanish in all content areas Multicultural Competence: Understanding different cultures and development of high esteem
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AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college-preparatory elective currently offered to students at Mt. Jordan Middle School, Eastmont Middle School and Jordan High School in Canyons School District. The course is based on national curriculum designed to accelerate the academic performance of the least served population in public schools: students in the academic middle—those who have average to high test scores and earn B and C grades in their classes. As AVID participants, "average" students raise their academic achievement and realize their tremendous academic potential. Nationwide, 90% of AVID participants go on to college every year.
Students are specially selected to participate in AVID after an application process. Those who are admitted to the program begin taking the AVID elective course and continue through their senior year of high school. In the AVID elective class, students learn organizational and analytical skills, focusing special attention on the five pillars of AVID's "WICOR" curriculum: writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading. The ultimate objective of this curriculum is to develop students' ability to think critically and ask higher-order questions—skills that will be key to their academic success in college, the workplace, and the world
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