Park City High

Course Catalog: Student Planning Guide

Park City School District Graduation Policy

Read the full PCSD Policy 9080—Graduation Requirements for greater detail. All promotion and graduation requirements are subject to PCSD Board of Education review and legislative mandates.

Note: On January 21, 2014, the PCSD Board of Education increased the number of required completed units of credit to 28 (an additional 2.0 Elective credit). The new graduation requirement will apply to students graduating in and after 2019.

Graduation Requirements:

Credits are the units by which academic progress is measured. Students have the opportunity to earn 8 credits toward graduation each year of grades 9-12. Students earn .25 credit per quarter for each successfully completed class (letter grade of D- or better).

Utah State Board Rule 53A-13-109.5 requires ALL students to pass a basic Civics exam for graduation. Park City School District students will be tested in their senior year U.S. Government class. Students opting to take and the U.S. Government course online will be required attend a sitting of the exam in spring of their senior year.

Courses that award credit toward high school graduation (grades 9-12) are indicated in the course catalog by these department codes:

Classes of 2017 and 2018 only:
1.0 = Career and Technical Education (CTE)
0.5 = Computer Technology (CT)
6.5 = Elective (EL)
4.0 = English (E)
0.5 = Financial Literacy (FIN)
1.5 = Fine Arts (FA)
0.0 = World Language (FL) (not required for graduation, but many colleges require a level II or III for admission)
0.5 = Health (HL)
1.5 = Healthy Lifestyles/PE (HL)
3.0 = Mathematics (M) - includes Secondary Math I, II, and III, or successful completion of Calculus
3.0 = Science* (S) - includes 1 physical science, 1 biological science, and 1 student choice
4.0 = Social Studies (SS)
26.0 = Total

Class of 2019 and beyond:
1.0 = Career and Technical Education (CTE)
0.5 = Computer Technology (CT)
8.5 = Elective (EL)
4.0 = English (E)
0.5 = Financial Literacy (FIN)
1.5 = Fine Arts (FA)
0.0 = World Language (FL) (not required for graduation, but many colleges require a level II or III for admission)
0.5 = Health (HL)
1.5 = Healthy Lifestyles/PE (HL)
3.0 = Mathematics (M) - includes Secondary Math I, II, and III, or successful completion of Calculus
3.0 = Science* (S) - includes 1 physical science, 1 biological science, and 1 student choice
4.0 = Social Studies (SS)
28.0 = Total

(*Most colleges require 2-3 lab sciences for admission. Lab sciences include Biology, Chemistry, and Physics (but not Physics with Technology).

Courses designated as NC (no credit) do not award graduation credit.

Graduation Subject Requirements by Grade Level

See the course catalog for available offerings.

9th Grade:
English: Honors English 9 or English 9
Social Studies: AP Geography or Geography
Mathematics: Honors Secondary Math I or Secondary Math I (see Math Pathways Chart)
Science: Honors Biology, Biology, or Earth Systems
PE Participation Skills and Techniques
Computer Technology
Elective
Elective
Elective

10th Grade:
English: Honors English 10 or English 10
Social Studies: AP World History or World Civilizations
Mathematics: Honors Secondary Math II or Secondary Math II (see Math Pathways Chart)
Science: Student choice
Fitness for Life (PE 10)
Health
Elective
Elective
Elective

11th Grade:
English: AP Language or English 11
Social Studies: AP US History or US History II
Mathematics: Honors Secondary Math III or Secondary Math III (see Math Pathways Chart)
Science: Student choice
Financial Literacy
Healthy Lifestyles class
Elective
Elective
Elective

12th Grade:
English: AP Literature, English 12 CE, or English 12
Social Studies: US Government and Social Studies Elective of student's choice
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective

Board of Education Academic Seal of Distinction

All PCHS graduates will be eligible for a "Board of Education Silver Academic Seal or Gold Academic Seal of Distinction" on their diploma. For qualification requirements, read PCSD Policy 9080-Graduation Requirements (see section IV--Board Recognition).

If you have questions, please contact the PCHS Scholarship Advisor, Heather Briley, at 435-645-5657.