Overview of PCSD here.
Park City School District is nestled in the mountains of the year-round resort town of Park City, Utah. The district’s mission is to empower students to develop their knowledge, skills, and potential as critical thinkers. We maximize resources for academic rigor and excellence through staff, programs, and technology that make learning relevant in an emerging world.
PCSD is home to four elementary schools: Jeremy Ranch, McPolin, Parley’s Park, and Trailside (preschool to grade 5); Ecker Hill Middle School (grades 6-7); Treasure Mountain Junior High (grades 8-9); Park City High School (grades 10-12), and Park City Learning Academy. The district also offers a non-profit child care center at the high school for children ages six weeks to pre-K.
Nearly 5,000 students attend Park City schools, including 20% Latinos, 8% English Language Learners, 7% with disabilities, and 22% free or reduced lunch.
PCSD affirms its commitment to provide a physically and emotionally safe environment for all students, regardless of race, religion, national origin/ethnicity, color, sex/gender (including sexual orientation and gender identity), pregnancy, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. PCSD holds itself accountable to these standards and expects students and staff to adhere to these standards. The district leads by example as it celebrates all students in the district.
PCSD is recognized as one of the premiere districts in the country and has received numerous accolades including:
- A 95% graduation rate — more than 10% higher than the state average, and in the top 1 percent of the nation.
- In U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 ranking, Park City High School is one of only three high schools in Utah to earn a gold medal.
- A top Advanced Placement district in Utah with a 75% student participation rate and a 70% pass rate.
- Successful and rigorous dual immersion language programs in Spanish and French (grades 1-9).
- An extensive Latino parent outreach program.
- Park City Center for Advanced Professional Studies (PCCAPS) offers courses in digital design, business strategy, engineering, software development, and teacher education. Instructors develop real-world, project-based learning strategies through collaboration with business and community partners.
- An active partner in the annual Sundance Film Festival held each January. The Sundance Institute, founded by Robert Redford, offers Filmmakers in the Classroom Program. Each year Sundance offers students the opportunity to celebrate the art of cinematic storytelling. Students view short films, and have opportunities to interact with both emerging and established filmmakers from around the globe.
- PCSD was named an Apple Distinguished Program for 2014-16 for implementation of its “one-to-one” initiative that supplies students (grades 2-12) with laptops to use in the classroom and to take home.
- The Park City Education Foundation raises $1.5 million a year to fund 100 programs in PCSD schools.
- The Kimball Art Center’s Arts Education Program partners with K-12 schools and bridges a critical gap to provide immersive and quality art classes to youth who would not receive an arts education in their school without our programming.
- PCSD partners with EATS (Eat Awesome Things at School) to inspire new school food initiatives, including lunch taste tests, after-school cooking classes, and school gardens.
- Jeremy Ranch Elementary was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2017, the first school in PCSD to receive the prestigious honor.