The process for identifying Park City High School’s priority standards began in the 2014-15 school year and was consistent, comprehensive, and systemic. Park City High School’s priority standards were identified by the state, national, and international standards by the teachers within our content area professional learning communities (PLCs). This included 10 – 12 grade teachers and instructional coaches. The criteria used to identify the most essential standards included:
- Endurance: Those standards provide students with knowledge and skills beyond a single test date.
- Leverage: Those standards that provide knowledge and skills that will be of value in multiple disciplines (for example, non-fiction writing).
- Readiness: Those standards that provide knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in the next grade or level of instruction.
As is good pedagogical practice, each subsequent year our PLCs review, refine, and make changes to the priority standards, as appropriate.
Priority standards contained on this site are subject to modification.