Community Learning Center

Skip to main content
Main Menu Toggle

Welcome to Blue Peak High School

Blue peak panther logo

Blue Peak High School is Tooele County School District’s alternative high school. Blue Peak High School (BPHS) is a fully accredited high school located within the Tooele Community Learning Center Campus.  Blue Peak is a closed enrollment school requiring a referral from a student’s home high school and an approval from the district’s Case Management Team before enrolling here at our school.  Enrollment varies between approximately eighty to one hundred students grades 10–12 depending on the time of year.  It is our intent to keep our enrollment for each grade level at a maximum of 30-35 students.  Students may be referred to Blue Peak because of poor attendance, low academic credits, or because they just prefer a smaller and/or more personalized school environment.


            All students who attend Blue Peak High School can expect smaller class sizes, high and reasonable expectations for academic achievement, and a personal mentoring relationship with the faculty and staff.  Upon enrollment at BPHS, each student is assigned a school mentor.  School mentors do not take the place of school counselors.  They do assist students in creating academic and behavioral goals that lead to student success.  Mentors meet with their assigned students once a week.  This Mentor Meeting usually occurs during 3rd/7th period each Wednesday during Flex Time.  Flex Time has been adopted at Blue Peak for students to receive additional help in classes where students may be struggling academically.


Our class periods at Blue Peak are 80 minutes long and are often divided in half.  We have Focus Time for the first half of class and Flex Time for the second half of class.  Focus Time is set aside for classroom instruction with students and their assigned teacher.  Students are to be fully engaged with the learning activities planned by their classroom teachers.  After Focus Time and if students are passing their assigned classes, students can then go get additional help from other Blue Peak Teachers during Flex Time.  Flex Time is considered academic or instructional time.  More will be explained to students and parents concerning Focus & Flex Time, Mentoring, and/or other academic expectations and requirements during Orientation Meetings.  Such meetings are held at the beginning of the school year or immediately after the completion of student registration.    


Our primary focus is to help students get back-on-track for graduation.  Blue Peak students may return to their home high schools once they have made up their missing credits. However, most students stay at Blue Peak and work towards earning a Blue Peak High School Diploma.  Students who wish to return to their respective home high schools and are on-track for graduation must be referred to and approved by the district’s Case Management Team.         


The principal at Blue Peak High School and The Community Learning Center is Mr. Kendall Topham and the Assistant Principal is Mr. Travis McCluskey.




The Utah State Board of Education may grant an educator one of the following education licenses: 

  1. Professional Educator License – a license issued to an individual who has demonstrated all of the State established competencies to be an educator. 
  2. Associate Educator License – a license issued to an individual who has met a minimum set of educator requirements and is completing all professional educator requirements to receive a Professional Educator License. 
  3. Local Education Agency (LEA)-specific Educator License – a license issued to an individual, approved by the local Board of Education, who has met locally defined competencies to be an educator.   

An LEA-specific license area or endorsement may include: 

      • Out of State and Internationally licensed educators completing Utah licensing requirements. 
      • Educators waiting for university license recommendations. 
      • Educators with expired Utah licenses. 
      • Educators working towards an Associate license area/endorsement. 
      • Career and Technical Education educators completing skills testing. 
      • Educators waiting to begin a university licensure program. 

Blue Peak High may employ individuals holding LEA-specific Educator Licenses, as well as Professional and Associate Educator Licenses, as outlined below based on the employee’s FTE:   



Professional Educator Fully Qualified 


Educators Partially Qualified     (AEL License/Program) 


Educators Not Qualified   (LEA Specific) 



Tooele County School District 4032 LEA-Specific (Tooele) Educator License Requirements 

Utah State Board of Education Utah Educator Lookup Tool