Park City has lived up to its reputation of having an outstanding education program. This week, Park City students were honored by Utah Governor Gary Herbert, who granted the school the distinction of becoming the top Advance Placement (AP) school in the state.
Real estate investors searching western ski towns for a primary residence will find Park City offers unparalleled recreational opportunities, savory dining establishments, unlimited shopping options, convenient transportation and three world-class ski resorts are all within a convenient 10-minute distance.
However, families must also consider the quality of education their children will receive in a small town off the beaten path. Park City residents enjoy not only one of the finest public school districts in the state of Utah, but also one of the top school systems in the Intermountain Region.
After recognition as Utah’s highest ranking AP school, the Park City High School was awarded the History of Utah Book, which circulates as a traveling trophy. Park City received the highest ranking of AP schools through a formula that multiplies the student body percentage participating in the college-level courses with the passing percentage.
The PCHS participation rate came in at 54% with 80% of those taking the college placement test receiving a passing grade. This meant 43% of our Park City student body passed the AP exams. How good is that?
Nationally, the school average of students receiving an AP passing grade is at 61% and in Utah the closest school to Park City saw 33% of students passing the college placement exams.
In addition to an exceptionally strong Advance Placement program, the Park City School District offers a variety of programs aimed at assisting children to succeed.
Those with exceptional athletic talent in winter sports have the opportunity to apply for the Winter Sports School. The Winter Sports School offers a full-year long high school (grades 9-12) with an adjusted calendar from mid-April to mid-November to accommodate children who focus on training and competition during the winter months.
The recently renovated Park City Museum offers multiple school programs designed to engage students and provide both local and state history in an interactive environment.
To learn more about the Park City School District, click HERE.
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