Academy District 20 provides transportation to designated choice programs throughout the district for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. This model of transportation was created to help parents by sharing the responsibility for delivering students to schools outside their neighborhood school attendance area. Parents may choose to bring their students to satellite stops from which their children may be transported by school bus to their choice school. Satellite bus stop locations are established throughout the district at or near neighborhood elementary schools. Stops may change year-to-year dependent on student demographics, and a walkable stop is not guaranteed. Students are automatically assigned each year to the nearest choice stop available for their school, and the assigned stop is visible beginning on August 1 every year. Go to asd20.org/Logins/Extended Parent Portal. Click on "Bus Routing".
Choice school bus stops are not supervised areas. Parents should use normal precautions in helping students get to and from school. In the afternoon, students should know how they are to proceed home. If parents meet their students, they are asked to arrive prior to the bus's arrival time, as the bus cannot wait. Academy District 20 cannot maintain responsibility for children in buildings where stops may be located or on school buses once students have arrived at their afternoon bus stop.
Choice transportation has been designed to work as efficiently as possible. However, students may experience one or more of the following:
• ride times as long as 75 minutes each way
• mixed schools and mixed school levels
• transfer points: getting off one bus and onto another bus under the supervision of bus drivers
As with all District 20 transportation, students must be district residents who qualify for a bus ride to and from school. Students eligible for this transportation program are not entitled to use bus stops other than their assigned stop unless the parent has requested and been approved for alternate Space Available seating. Students are expected to comply with safe bus riding behavior. A link to bus riding guidelines will be available for review on the Parent Portal.
|Elementary schools provided choice transportation: |
• Academy Endeavour
• Academy International
• Antelope Trails
• The da Vinci Academy
• Chinook Trail
• Discovery Canyon Campus
• Douglass Valley
• Edith Wolford
• Mountain View
|Middle schools provided choice transportation: |
• Mountain Ridge
• Discovery Canyon Campus