About Us

Bridges High School is a 9-12th grade high school. Bridges High School is based on three components: Utah's Portrait of a Graduate, the Expanded Core Curriculum for students with vision impairments and Utah state standards.

At Bridges High School we offer small teacher-to-student ratio, intensive assistive technology, and certified teachers of vision impairments.

The Bridges High School Program is distinguished by its 21st century approach to instruction. Students engage in meaningful instruction in the school, in residential life, and in the community.


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Susan Patten,
Associate Superintendent Utah School for the Blind

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Ryan Greene,
Director of Campus Programs

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Lauren Rich,
Assistant Principal
Director of Campus Programs

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Robbin Clark,
Assistant Principal
Expanded Core Services

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Contact Information

School Counselor: Holly Arndt - hollya@usdb.org

Office Hours: 8:00a - 5:00p

Fax: 801-629-4728

High School Secretary: Suzanne Nelson - 801-629-4718 - suzannen@usdb.org



Regular Bell Schedule

8:00-8:55 (1st Period)

9:00-10:10 (2nd Period)

10:15-11:25 (3rd Period)

11:30-12:00 (LUNCH)

12:05-1:20 (4th Period)

1:25-2:15 (5th Period)

2:20-2:40 (Literacy Live)

2:40-3:00 (Organization Management)

Course descriptions

Math-Students will gain conceptual understanding in a variety of mathematical topics including operations, operations in base-ten, algebraic thinking, fractions, measurement, data, and geometry.

English Language Arts-Students will develop important communication skills as they work on grammar, fluency, Braille, and reading comprehension. This course also includes the studies of various high-school level literary genres and texts.

Global Citizen-Students will explore concepts of United States geography, migration patterns, and citizenship while simultaneously broadening their worldview.

Science Literacy-Students will investigate science and engineering processes to learn how to ask questions, develop investigations, analyze data, and construct explanations about the world around them.

Organizational Management-Students will practice executive functioning skills that will enable them to plan, focus their attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. Students will also consider concepts such as personal health, positive outlooks, and efficient work strategies that will help them gain current and future success in various environments.

Self-Determination-Students will explore how self-awareness, self-management, and decision making skills are essential elements to making positive life decisions.

Digital Literacy-Students will develop their computer science skills and assistive technology fluency.

Social Emotional Wellness-Students will learn how to accurately recognize emotions, thoughts, and values to accurately assess one’s strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a “growth mindset.”