CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION
Park County School District No. 6 is dedicated to empowering scholars to reach their aspirations. Our curriculum and teaching methods are tailored to cater to the unique academic requirements of each scholar. Our scholars graduate with a strong foundation, ready for college, military service, careers, and life beyond.
Our district is continuously engaged in enhancing our schools and ensuring scholar achievement. We achieve this through ongoing curriculum refinement, instructional strategies, robust scholar support systems, comprehensive assessment analysis, continuous staff professional growth, and leveraging federal/state programs. Our overarching aim is to collaboratively create an exceptional educational environment for every scholar in partnership with scholars, staff, and parents.
WYOMING CONTENT & PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
The Park 6 curriculum adheres to state standards in all subjects, including the core areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. We also offer instruction in art, career/technical programs, foreign language, music, and physical education.
Wyoming Content and Performance Standards serve several purposes. Standards describe what students need to know and be able to do by the end of each grade level. They explain the knowledge, concepts, and skills each scholar should acquire to be college, career, or military-ready by the time they graduate high school. These expectations are communicated to scholars, parents, educators, and stakeholders, providing educators with a shared understanding of what students should learn at particular grades. Standards do not define all that can or should be taught; they outline end-of-year expectations for all students to help create equal opportunities to learn regardless of where the student lives.
Visit Wyoming Content and Performance Standards to learn more.
Park County School District 6 uses a variety of assessments at all grade levels to gauge scholar proficiency on the district curriculum and to evaluate their progress toward college and career readiness. Scholar performance on these assessments appears on their progress reports and report cards.
District Standards Based Assessments are formative and summative assessments created at the building level based on state standards. These assess the Performance Standards that students must master to be successful in the following unit, course, or grade level.
Performance Standards include prioritized learning outcomes deemed essential for all students to know and perform. We measure the standards using formative and summative assessments.
Performance Standards have endurance, leverage and provide readiness for the next level. Endurance is expecting the student to retain the knowledge and skills over time. Leverage means proficiency on this Performance Standard will help the student in other core areas and academic disciplines. Readiness means that the knowledge and skills are essential for success in the following unit, course, or grade level.
PARENTS CAN HELP
Information from assessments may be used to guide an individual scholar’s instruction at school, to support school improvement, and/or to assist with college/career identification and preparation, it is important for students to perform to the very best of their ability. Here are some things parents can do to help their child(ren) perform their best:
Let your child know that the test is important.
Avoid pressuring; let them know that his or her best is good enough.
Make sure that your child gets plenty of sleep the night before the test.
Give your child healthy, nourishing meals, especially on the day of the test.
Avoid heavy foods that may make your child feel groggy or sugary foods that may make him/her feel unfocused.
Be sure your child gets to school on time.
Visit with your child about the test at the end of the day.
Do something calming and fun with your child.
Regardless of the results, always praise your child for his/her efforts.
ABOUT THE ASSESSMENTS