Welcome to Canyon View High School! We invite you to tour Arizona’s newly constructed and most technologically efficient school built to date. Encompassing an area of more than 55 acres, Canyon View has capacity to hold a student population of 1,800.
Canyon View’s main design attraction is the Accelerator. Several spaces come together to collectively create this space, including, the White Box, Learning Stair and Performing Arts Center. These areas function individually and in various conjunctive scenarios. The Accelerator will play host to a range of activities; from symposiums and expositions to theatrical and lecture events. We hope you take some time to click the links below and tour not only the Accelerator, but the entire Canyon View campus!
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The heart of the campus, the Accelerator is the name given to a conglomerate of flexible spaces that may operate together or independently. The Accelerator consists of the auditorium, White Box expo space, learning stair, and broadcast studio. Although the White Box will be a District asset it is also the heart and connector of all Accelerator spaces. Agua Fria UHS District’s entire event calendar was analyzed with the intent of designing the Accelerator to “plus one” any event. It is supported by a maker space and concessions.
The student technology center was designed with a new way of learning in mind. Up to 10,000 volumes may be present, but an equal number of e-books may also be available. Emphasis is put on access to information through student’s personal electronic devices and the center will serve as an expert technology help center where students can seek tech support and ideas from other students.
The name derives from the pillow fort you made out of sofa cushions when you were a child and the concept grown from the Districts “Bold” idea called spacial agility. Like the sofa fort these learning environments are adaptable and available for use based on the curriculum and activity of the day and put back the way they were found for use by the next class. This cycle is made possible because learning spaces are comprised of flexible furniture as well as are owned by the students rather than the teachers who have their own work space on the lower level.
The second component in the Districts big “Bold” idea called spacial agility, the faculty workspaces allow the learning spaces to be student centric rather than owned by a teacher. The real purpose is to focus teacher interaction for co-teaching, and cross-curricular learning and a place where students can seek support at any time. Each workspace is really an open concept office with personal teacher desks, a kitchenette/lounge and personal phone rooms.
Designed for use by basketball, volleyball, and badminton the arena is also the one place that the entire student population can be seated indoors. The space can be entirely naturally lit by the high efficiency sky lighting tubes in the roof.
The stadium field was designed with soccer and football in mind. Seating for 4,000 is currently provided with room to expand to 6,000 seats inboard of the end zones. The athletic field house contains lockers, health and athletic training classrooms and an athletic training treatment center. Concessions are designed to open to the stadium or to the outside for use by baseball.