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Dixie State University (DSU)

435-652-7500 | www.dixie.edu

225 South 700 East, St. George

Established over a century ago in 1911 and built on the site of the first pioneer encampment in St. George, Dixie State University is an open enrollment institution that believes in educational access for all students. Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, DSU strives to enrich its community and the lives of its students by promoting a culture of learning, values, and community. With the lowest in-state and out-of-state tuition costs of any of Utah’s four-year institutions, DSU offers an affordable educational opportunity in a fantastic climate, with wonderful outdoor activities, and a picturesque setting among the red rocks of southern Utah.

In 2000, Dixie State was granted license to begin offering bachelor’s degrees in high demand areas. Five years later in 2005, the Utah State Board of Regents approved a change in mission for the institution, allowing Dixie State to offer bachelor’s degrees in “core” or “foundational” areas consistent with four-year colleges and universities. Then on February 16, 2013, Dixie State became the sixth university in the Utah System of Higher Education.

Currently, DSU offers nearly 60 undergraduate programs and 25 highly sought after baccalaureate programs. In addition, Dixie State continues to function as a comprehensive community college, offering associate degrees and certificate programs that meet the needs of students, the community and the state. Dixie State’s new university mission will pave the way to more bachelor’s degrees and the introduction of selected graduate degree programs in the coming years. Please visit www.dixie.edu for the most updated list of programs.

 

Center for Media Innovation (CMI)

435-879-4273 | 225 South 700 East

www.southernutahnow.com

The Center for Media Innovation (CMI) is the broadcast center at Dixie State University. It is the professional teaching center for students enrolled in the DSC mass and human communication degree program. CMI divisions of Media include radio, TV, newspaper, online/social networking, film production and broadcast news. Students have the opportunity to participate in these mediums during their collegiate career and in doing so will graduate with an education that includes a résumé. CMI is lead by Phil Tuckett and a team of business professionals.

 

Dixie Applied Technology College — DXATC

435-652-7730 | 46 South 1000 East, St. George

www.dxatc.edu

The mission at the Dixie Applied Technology College is to provide high school and adult students with user-friendly, individualized training programs, which prepare them for higher paying, satisfying careers.

The Dixie Applied Technology College is nationally accredited through the Council on Occupational Education. Their accredited programs include: Diesel Technology, Drafting, Manufacturing Operations, Medical Assisting, Office Technology, and Pharmacy Technician Certification. The Dixie ATC also hosts Custom Fit Training, a State of Utah program, which provides unlimited training opportunities for employers throughout Washington County. Custom Fit allows companies the ability to customize a training plan to best meet their specific company and employee training needs. In addition to state-of-the-art training opportunities, Custom Fit has funding to off-set the cost of employee training and development.

Whether you’re looking for American Heart Association certifications, ACLS, CPR, First Aid and PALS certification, Building Construction, Custom Woodworking, Electrical or Plumbing Apprenticeship, Welding, or conflict resolution and leadership skills, the Dixie Applied Technology College is ready to serve you!

 

Stevens-Henager College

435-628-9902 | 720 S. River Rd. #C-130

www.stevenshenager.edu

Stevens-Henager College was established in 1891 and has trained generations of graduates for new careers in high demand jobs. Their Graduate degree programs provide flexibility for working professionals. Stevens-Henager College offers fast undergraduate degree programs in Medical Assisting, Healthcare Administration, Management, Business, Accounting, Computer Networking, Computer Programming, Computer Science, and Graphic Arts. That means more job choices for you. Grants and student loans are available so you can afford to get your degree.

 

University of Phoenix

801-540-7772 | 965 East 700 South

www.phoenix.edu

Earn a degree in one of the most efficient ways possible at the University of Phoenix St. George Learning Center in Utah. Many working adults in St. George would like to pursue higher education, but think they don’t have the time to invest in a quality degree program. Thanks to University of Phoenix, busy adults can fulfill their dreams of completing a Bachelor degrees in Management, Accounting, Nursing, Health Administration and Human Services Management, and Master degrees in Business Administration, Nursing, Education and Mental Health Counseling. Online associate’s degree programs also are available through Axia College of University of Phoenix.

 

University of Utah Graduate Center at St. George

435-879-4760 | 1071 East 100 South, Ste A100

www.continue.utah.edu/stgeorge

The University of Utah has a strong reputation for delivering high quality undergraduate and graduate programs to residents throughout the state of Utah. A variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees are available here in St. George. Class schedules are tailored around the working adult and are held mostly in the evenings so students can finish a program while fulfilling commitments to family, work and community. Classes are delivered live via interactive broadcast with many courses offered online. Visit the U of U website for more details.

 

Utah State University Extension

435-634-2692 | 44 North 100 East

www.extension.usu.edu/washington

Utah State University Extension is a cooperative agreement with Utah State University and Washington County. They provide community education programs in horticulture, agriculture, finance, food & safety, nutrition, marriage education and emergency preparedness. They also provide many youth programs through the national 4-H program including summer camps. They provide research based and up to date answers for many, many questions. The Extension office will provide information and factual programs to meet the interests and needs for individuals and groups.

 

Youth Education

K-12 (Public)

Washington County School District

435-673-3553 | www.washk12.org

121 West Tabernacle, St. George

The growth rate of the Washington County School District is about 1%. This past school year, the District enrolled 24,882 students, an increase of 1000 students over the previous year. This current year has a headcount of 25,088. During the past year, the District experienced an increase in the number of students attending kindergarten through fourth grades, indicating that the younger grades are still showing increases. All indicators show that growth in the county will re-energize, and by the year 2014 there will be nearly 30,000 students enrolled in the district. The high school graduation rate for 2009-2010 school year was 91%.

 

K-4 (Private)

Valor Hall

435-688-9311 | 631 South 1100 East

www.valorhall.com

Valor Hall was founded in 1996 by a group who believed in the need for a nondenominational Christian elementary school in the St. George area. The school is operated by a nonprofit corporation, Valor Hall, Inc. Valor Hall uses virtue based learning, which allows children to learn in a positive moral environment. The Sutherland Institute ranked Valor Hall as one of the top elementary schools in the state of Utah.

 

K-12 (Private)

The Learning Center for Families

435-673-5353 | 1192 W. Sunset Blvd. #2, St. George

www.tlc4families.org

The Learning Center, a private, non-profit agency provides family support services through two programs that include: early intervention, serving families of children birth to three years with any kind of developmental delay or a condition closely associated with developmental delays. Early Head Start is also provided for low-income pregnant women and families of children birth to three years. All services are free of charge.

9-12 Public Charter

Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts

435-652-3201 | 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, UT

www.tuacahnhs.org

Utah’s first fully accredited charter high school provides a college preparatory program with intensive instruction in the performing arts of music, dance and drama. The mission of Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts is to create an unparalleled environment where students can maximize their potential academically and artistically.

 

 

George Washington Academy

435-673-0142 | 2277 S. 3000 E.St George, UT

www.gwacademy.org

George Washington Academy, Utah Association of Public Charter School’s “Charter School of the Year, 2013” is founded on the principle that educators, parents, and the community can create an academic environment that encourages students to excel. We challenge our students with an aggressive, academically rigorous program. We have found that with a clearly defined curriculum and direct instruction, our students are able to achieve their fullest potential. Our scores are consistently among the very top schools in the state of Utah, and our school has the distinction of being the only fully accredited public elementary school in Washington County.

 

Life Skills / Mentoring Programs

The School of Life Foundation

435-632-2947 | 81 North 1100 West, St. George

www.schooloflifefoundation.com

The School of Life Foundation is committed to the social, moral and character development of youth. The School of Life donates their workbook, Learn To “School” Your Toughest Opponent, to sports teams, schools, church groups, at-risk programs, and other youth organizations. The book offers life-guiding principles and values to help youth achieve straight A’s in the school of life. This Foundation was created to help prevent further social decay in society.

Residential Treatment Centers

Cinnamon Hills — 435-674-0984 | 770 East St. George Blvd. St. George

Red Rock Canyon School — 435-673-6111 | 747 E. St. George Blvd. | www.rrrtc.com

SunHawk Academy — 435-656-3211 | 948 North 1300 West

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