One of the major considerations when a family decides to move is the school district. As a parent, you have to factor your children’s education into your location choice. Among all the great reasons to choose Park City as a home, perhaps the best is our school district – it’s rated as the #1 district in all of Utah. With four elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school, Park City passes the Goldilocks test with an A+, not too big, not too small, but just right. We would like to highlight just a few of the reasons our school district has earned top marks.
Award Winning Dual Immersion Program
Each of the four elementary schools in Park City offers a language dual-immersion program. The mission is to prepare linguistically and culturally competent students who can successfully compete in a complex global economy. Students spend half the day in English with one teacher and half the day with another teacher in a second language. Park City School District offers programs with Spanish and French as second languages.
PCCAPS – A Model for Success
Park City Center for Advanced Professional Studies (PCCAPS) offers innovative high school programs connecting students to local businesses and mentors. Students fast forward into their future and are fully immersed in a professional culture. Participants are introduced to challenging real world problems using industry standard tools and are mentored by actual employers, all while receiving high school credit. PCCAPS is an example of how business, community and public education can partner to produce personalized learning experiences that educate the workforce of tomorrow, especially in highly skilled, high demand jobs.
Alternate Routes – Park City Learning Academy
Park City Learning Academy (PCLA) offers high school students with an alternative setting for core class instruction. It provides students with personal attention and quality instruction via small class sizes and multiple year relationships with teachers in Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts. Students are supported with a dedicated administrator and guidance counselor to further personalize their high school journey.
Real Food for Mind and Body
Park City School District’s Child Nutrition Team uses fresh, expertly sourced ingredients with emphasis on single-ingredient, minimally processed food to create nutritious recipes and meals for Park City students. Park City School District continues to source wholesome food locally. We use items like milk, bread, apples, peaches and lettuce from local providers whenever possible. A group of teachers, physical education teachers and counselors analyze scholarly resources to determine how to integrate food, nutrition, health and culture (while maintaining Park City School District’s rigorous academic standards) into existing curriculum.
We at Chin-MacQuoid-Fleming-Harris are proud of Park City’s School District. Not only does it rank statistically high in student success, it is also truly student-centered. Combined with all the recreational opportunities, free and safe public transportation, and numerous clubs and special interest groups, we cannot think of a more wonderful place to raise children.