Course Offerings (PCHS Course Catalog)
PCHS Course Catalog
Students can download the Course Catalog PDF to their school laptop. If you would like a printed paper copy, please see the Registrar in the Counseling Center.
PCHS Course Catalog 2023-24
(Changes made after publication: Due to overwhelming demand, Photography will only be available to Juniors and Seniors this year. We will not be offering Computer Programming 2, Construction Management 2, Marketing, Medical Math, and Web Development 2.)
Charts for Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and PE are included in the Course Catalog.
Math Pathways Chart for Grades 8-12 (for more info, see the USBE Utah Core Math Standards website)
CTE Career Clusters & Pathways Detailed Charts
CTE Career Pathways 1-Page Guide
Course descriptions are provided in the Course Catalog to help students and parents understand the content of our course offerings. Please read the descriptions fully and carefully. If further information is desired, contact the teacher currently teaching the course. Teacher email addresses are available on the Faculty Directory page of our website, and teacher room numbers are available from the office.
Most of Park City High School classes are located on campus, but due to teacher or facility requirements, some courses may be located at Treasure Mountain Junior High or the Park City Learning Center. Students will be required to walk to those other campuses. Course locations are subject to change.
ALL COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE based on course enrollment numbers, securing qualified teachers, or availability of a teaching facility and/or required equipment. School Board, Legislative, and Utah State Office of Education rules and budgets may also force changes to our offerings.
Current PCHS and TMJH students register for their next-year classes in March. To register for classes, students must fill out and submit a Class Registration Form, which includes their first-choice class selections, alternate class selections, a parent signature, and any teacher signatures required by course prerequisites. We are not able to offer the option of scheduling classes with specific teachers or at specific times. We expect students to accept and complete the courses they select during class registration, including their alternates.
New incoming students will NOT register for classes at the same time as our current students, but we do build in some room for new students in our master schedule. New PCHS students may pre-register for the next school year during the month of May, or in August before school starts. See the New Student Enrollment page of our website for information specifically for new enrolling students.
The PCHS Master Course Schedule
The Park City High School master course schedule is built upon fiscal responsibility, staffing and facility constraints, and student interest. Ultimately, the courses offered and the number of course sections offered within each subject area are based on budget, staffing, and enrollment projections. Our master schedule strives to ensure equity and fairness to all students and to maintain balanced class loads for teachers.
It’s important to understand that the availability and staffing of courses is based upon master scheduling activities that happen in the spring prior to the start of the school year. Our counselors spend a considerable amount of time counseling students on the courses and credits needed for graduation, while identifying individual student interests and goals. We work very hard to give students their first-choices, however, we may experience scheduling conflicts that require us to place students into their alternate choices. When conflicts cannot be resolved with alternates, counselors will contact the student to find an agreeable solution. Once the master schedule is finalized and student schedules are generated, it is difficult to make schedule changes because most classes will already be at or near capacity. Class capacities will NOT be overfilled. We anticipate minimal options for schedule changes.
For a short period of time prior to the first day of school, students will be given the opportunity to view and potentially change their class schedule online using ClassChoice. Once the school year is underway, students may request a schedule change in the Counseling Office within the first FIVE DAYS of the SEMESTER only. There will be NO changes after Midterm. Not all schedule change requests can be granted due to full class sizes, class availability, schedule disruption, etc. See the Schedule Change Policy for more information.
Parent Release and Religion Release
Parent Release is an exception to the state’s mandatory attendance statute that allows students to be released for part of the school day for regularly-occurring off-campus activities, with written permission of their parent or legal guardian. Parents are responsible for their student during release time. No transportation services are provided during release time. During release time, students may NOT be on any PCSD campus and must leave within five minutes of the bell. Parent Release during periods 2 and 3 is discouraged. On the occasion that a student wishes to be on campus during their release time, they must have prior approval from an administrator or the attendance office. If release students are being disruptive, they will be asked to leave, and repeated violations may result in trespassing citations, safe school violations, denied participation in school activities, and/or other consequences as determined by administration. If release time is requested in place of a core graduation requirement, the parent is responsible for the instruction for that requirement. If a parent wishes to rescind Parent Release during the school year, the student’s class schedule is subject to course availability. Seats in classes are not reserved for students who wish to cancel release time, and classes will not be overfilled.