Utah’s oldest charter school gets an update

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Utah’s longest-running charter school is updating its name to reflect an expanding focus and greater opportunities for its students. The reveal will take place during an event Oct. 21.

For 21 years, the name Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts served to illustrate its emphasis on the performing arts, in conjunction with a high level of academic achievement.

Now the subtle but important change to Tuacahn High School for the Arts allows Tuacahn to continue to expand its offerings in digital media, film, audio production and songwriting, while remaining a high-caliber school for performing arts pursuits.

Resources available to students wishing to pursue these equally impressive, though non-performance-based aspects of the arts are second to none, with nationally renowned musicians teaching classes and a professional level audio engineering studio that is on par with any in the state of Utah, if not the nation.

“Tuacahn High School for the Arts is about the heart and the mind,” says Dr. Drew Williams, principal. “These are the future creators.”

With the rebranding of its name, Tuacahn High School for the Arts will still use the Titan mascot as it has in the past, only now the image of the Titan will represent the fluidity of art in all forms and genres.

Join the students and parents of Tuacahn High when the new logo and other visual components of the school’s new identity will be unveiled during a special event at 8:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in the Hafen Theatre at Tuacahn High School. The 50-minute unveiling will feature student and faculty performances, as well as an exciting peek at the future of Tuacahn High School for the Arts.

For more information, contact Tuacahn High School at 435-652-3201.

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.