Course Registration and Scheduling

The 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.

Class Registration

Current PCHS and TMJH students register for their next-year classes in March.  Dates for class registration will be noted on the school website and via school announcements.  To register for classes, students must complete 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.

Schedule Changes

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. Once the master schedule is finalized and student schedules are generated, it is difficult to make schedule changes because most classes will be at or near capacity. Class capacities will NOT be overfilled. We anticipate minimal options for schedule changes.

Our counselors spend a considerable amount of time counseling students on the courses and credits needed for graduation, while identifying individual student goals and interests. We work very hard to give students their first-choice classes, however, we may experience scheduling conflicts that require us to place students into their alternate choices. When conflicts cannot be resolved with first choices or alternates, the student’s counselor will meet with the student to find an agreeable solution.

Schedule Changes Prior to the First Day of School:
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. Information will be posted on the ClassChoice page.  Schedule change requests will NOT be accepted via email.

Schedule Changes during the School Year:
Once the school year is underway, students may ONLY request a schedule change within the first FIVE DAYS of the SEMESTER. Requests must be made via the Counseling Office. There will be NO drops or changes after Midterm.

NOTE:  Not all schedule change requests can be granted due to class sizes, class availability, schedule disruption, etc.  See the PCHS Schedule Change Policy for more information.

About Our Course Offerings

The PCHS Course Catalog is available here as a downloadable PDF.

Course Descriptions:
Course descriptions are provided to help students and parents determine the content of our course offerings. Please read the descriptions fully and carefully. If further explanation is desired, please contact the teacher who is currently teaching the course. Teacher e-mail addresses are available on the Teacher Pages of our website. Teacher room numbers are available from the main office or the counseling office.

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 equipment. School Board, Legislative, and Utah State Office of Education rules and mandates may also force changes to our offerings.

Course Locations:
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, even in bad weather. Course locations are subject to change.

Course Fees:
The Park City Board of Education affirms the principle that a public education should be free to the patrons of the school district and that barriers to public education should be removed wherever possible.  In that effort, the school board has waived the fee requirements for elective courses and general education expenses.  The board’s action is not a categorical waiver of all fees.  Fees for AP Tests, Concurrent Enrollment (CE), Credit Remediation, and Extracurricular Activities are not covered by the board’s waiver at this time.  Remaining fees are subject to State law and district fee waiver policy.  See the School Fees page of our website for the most up-to-date information on school fees.