News & Views - Feb,
1997 Issue #44
Utah Governor Recognizes Provo Canyon
The Governor of Utah proclaimed it a special day as the community,
parents and past students of Provo Canyon School turned out to celebrate the school’s 25th Anniversary. This gala event—themed Shape
a Child, Shape the Future—brought a packed crowd to the school auditorium, where Larry Carter, Chief Executive Officer, presided over
the event which included dignitaries from across the country, members of the community and Provo Canyon School staff.
In March, 1971, the school enrolled its first male student in a
small group home in Mapleton as part of a structured school for boys developed by founders Jack Williams and Dr. Robert Crist. Since
that first enrollment, Provo Canyon School has enrolled nearly 4,000 students from 48 states and 10 countries. In 1985, Provo Canyon
School was purchased by Charter Medical Corporation, which today is called Charter Behavioral Health Systems, a subsidiary of Magellan
Health Services. Based in Atlanta, Magellan Health Services is the largest integrated behavioral health care provider in the U.S.
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