CURRICULUM

Message from the Assistant Superintendent

Welcome to the Park County School District No.6 website specific to school improvement through curriculum, assessment, professional development, gifted and talented, and federal/state programs.  It is our goal, through collaboration with students, staff, and parents, to provide an outstanding educational opportunity for every student.

Our K-12 curriculum is aligned to the Wyoming State Standards.   Through the Curriculum Leadership Institute process, we continue to unpack the standards to understand what they are asking us to teach and students to learn.  From the unpacked standards, teachers create innovative lessons, activities, and projects that support student proficiency.

In order to measure student progress and performance, Park 6 uses a variety of assessments from the national, state, and local levels.

  • District Formative and Summative Assessments 
  • District Performance Assessments
  • District Finals
  • ACT College & Career Readiness System (American College Testing)
  • PAWS (Proficiency Assessment for Wyoming Students; 3-8)
  • MAP (Measures of Academic Performance)
  • CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test)
  • NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress-grades; 4, 8, 11)

Park 6 focuses on the following professional development areas. 

  • Curriculum Leadership Institute provides a research-based and field-tested (25 years) process that addresses curriculum, instruction, and assessment as three interrelated and interconnectd components of a solid curriculum.  While CLI provides the expertise, a step-by-step process, guidelines, and examples, district teams make all decisions about creating curriculum based on current Wyoming standards.
  • PLC (Professional Learning Communities) are structured around Richard DuFour’s description, “To create a professional learning community, focus on learning rather than teaching, work collaboratively, and hold yourself accountable for results.”

Our K-12 gifted and talented program, GATE, offers a variety of opportunities for identified students.  Our K-5 GATE is a send-out program. These students meet with the K-5 Gifted Education teacher in the GATE classroom for a day of challenging activities. At the middle school level, identified students meet regularly with our secondary Gifted Education teacher for extended learning opportunities.  High school students have a variety of advanced courses available and may meet with the GATE teacher on request.

Our federal/state programs encompass the following: 
  • Special Education
  • Title I
  • Title II
  • Perkins
  • Bridges Summer School
  • Instructional Facilitators 
 
Please contact us for any additional information about our educational opportunities.
Sincerely,
Tim Foley
The State of Wyoming provides Hathaway Merit and Need-based Scholarships to all eligible Wyoming students attending Wyoming community colleges or the University of Wyoming.  Contact your school counselor for more information.
Cody Public Schools
919 Cody Avenue
Cody, Wyoming
587 - 4283