Treasure Mountain Junior High School is a public junior high school in the state of Utah. We are the only public 8th and 9th grade school in the Park City School District.
The Park City Community:
Park City is a year-round resort community nestled at about 7,000 feet above sea level in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, located 30 miles east of our state capital, Salt Lake City. Originally founded as a silver mining town, Park City is now a winter and summer resort community featuring three world class ski areas, several golf courses, hiking and mountain biking trails, and nearby reservoirs for boating and fishing. In 2002, we were proud to be a venue for the Winter Olympic Games. Park City has approximately 7,300 year-round residents. Tourists can this population to nearly 20,000 during the peak ski season.
With over 4,900 students, Park City School District’s size puts it right in the middle of the other Utah school districts. It is also close to the state average ethnic minority composition. Seventeen percent of its students are ethnic minority – mostly of Hispanic heritage. PCSD does fall below the state average in the number of children coming from low-income families.
Enrollment as of October 1 (2017-18 school year):
8th Grade = 409
9th Grade = 408
Total = 817
School Year Structure:
The school year is comprised of 180 school days, approximately 90 school days per semester, 45 school days per quarter.
Student Course Load:
Full-time students have eight classes per term. School is operated on a block system, with four classes each day, alternating daily–we call them Red and White days.
Utah is one of over 40 states and territories that have agreed to participate in the Common Core State Standards Initiative for English Language Arts and Mathematics.
8th Grade Subject Requirements:
9th Grade Subject Requirements:
PE (1/2 year)
Computer Literacy (1/2 year)
Honors and Advanced Placement Courses:
Honors 8th Grade Math (8th only)
Honors Secondary Math I (9th only)
Honors English 9 (9th only)
AP Geography (9th only)
Grade Point Average (GPA):
The student’s grade point average is computed on a quarterly basis and is based on a traditional four point scale.
A (93%) = 4.0
A- (90%) = 3.7
B+ (87%) = 3.3
B (83%) = 3.0
B- (80%) = 2.7
C+ (77%) = 2.3
C (73%) = 2.0
C- (70%) = 1.7
D+ (67%) = 1.3
D (63%) = 1.0
D- (60%) = 0.7
F (0-59%) = 0.0
Courses that earn P, WP, WF, NC, and NG have no GPA value and are excluded from the GPA calculation. AP courses with a grade of C- or better are weighted at +.0125 per course, per quarter, added to the cumulative GPA.
Park City School District Graduation Requirements:
Each high school student must complete a total of 28 units of credit in grades nine through twelve.
Credit distribution requirements for graduation are:
4 units of Language Arts
4 units of Social Studies
3 units of Mathematics (Secondary Math I, II, and III, or successful completion of Calculus)
3 units of Science (1 physical science, 1 biological science, and 1 student choice)
1.5 units of Healthy Lifestyles
0.5 unit of Health
1.5 units of Fine Arts
1 unit of Career and Technical Education
0.5 unit of Computer Literacy
0.5 unit of General Financial Literacy
8.5 units of Electives
See PCSD Policy 9080—Graduation Requirements for greater detail.
Courses taken during a student’s 8th grade year do not earn high school graduation credit; they do not appear on the student’s high school transcript. Courses taken during a student’s 9th grade do earn high school graduation credit; these credits will appear on the student’s high school transcript.
Transfer Grades/Credits: Treasure Mountain and Park City High School are obligated to accept high school credits from other educational institutions reflecting the appropriate accreditation (grades 9-12 only). A transcript or information from the school should reflect the accrediting agency. Transfer grades from other accredited schools are added to the Treasure Mountain/Park City High School transcript under the quarter in which they are completed and as awarded by the other school. These transfer grades are calculated into the student’s GPA using the Treasure Mountain/Park City High School grade point values. Park City High School reserves the right to deny credits that have not been properly accredited.
Treasure Mountain 9th grade students may participate in high school athletics with Park City High School. Sports opportunities include: Cross Country, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Track, Golf, Swimming, Wrestling, Softball, Baseball, Tennis and Lacrosse.
Park City School District (PCSD)
State Office of Education:
Utah State Office of Education (USOE)