This handbook is updated by our staff and approved by our board yearly. It encompasses the courses taught in our school and provides a general breakdown of what each course entails.

GTCC Curriculum

Powell County High School is a proud member of the Golden Triangle Curriculum Cooperative (GTCC). Through this cooperative, we are part of creating high-quality curriculum with educators from other rural schools in Montana. To view GTCC's curriculum review cycle, click here

Montana State Standards

The Montana State Standards are our guiding standards from which our curriculum and programs are developed. All standards are linked from the Office of Public Instruction's (OPI) Website.

PCHS Curriculum Goals (BP 2000)


Powell County High School is dedicated to encourage and facilitate excellence in the educational programs offered and procedures employed by the students, staff, and administration in order to promote superior achievement. All students are encouraged to explore, discover, develop, and master those skills that will make it possible for them to continue the academic growth, character development and emotional maturity necessary to live a full, rewarding, productive, and satisfying lifestyle. A continuing effort is made to determine and to offer courses, experiences, and opportunities, which serve to foster this educational endeavor.

EDUCATIONAL GOALS: The Powell County High School educational program is dedicated: 

  • To meet the individual student’s needs to develop the skills to think creatively, independently, and critically in order to prepare for continuing education, regardless of whether it is formal education or work experience 

  • To establish effective communication and encourage involvement between school, parents and community

  • To provide an environment to nurture personal responsibility, citizenship, and trust

  • To encourage accountability by fulfilling and communicating the educational goals of the school to the Board of Trustees, certified/non-certified staff, and parents

  • To recognize the benefit of the cultural, social, and physical experiences derived from a wide range of extracurricular activities

  • To provide a maximum educational opportunity as personnel, facility, and finances will allow.