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The mathematics program at GCHS is designed to accommodate all abilities across grades 9 through 12.  The mathematics department offers Resource Math 1-3, Math 1-3, Honors Math 1-3, Modern Math, Math 1050, and AP Calculus.  Our curriculum aims to prepare students for post-secondary applications, whether that be joining the workforce or pursuing higher level academics.  

The department offers after school tutoring on Thursdays or by appointment to provide extra personal support.  Math placement is not fixed.  Students can move throughout the curriculum based on their abilities, NWEA assessments, classroom assessments and post-secondary goals.   Staff and students demonstrate their social-emotional intelligence by working on challenging math concepts in a supportive, respectful environment.  Teamwork counts!

CTE Curriculum - we will connect the CTE Webpage (please work on your own reviewing your curriculum per course taught)

English Language Arts 

Throughout the English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum at Grand County High School, we will examine the human condition, not only through literature and writing, but through talking, thinking, imagining, creating, and collaborating.  The emphasis in their 9th through 12th Grade courses will be for students to find their own voices—in writing, creating and communicating. We will also focus on mechanics that will aid students in finding and expressing their voices, including grammar, vocabulary and daily writing. Through the curriculum, students will build their social and emotional learning and gain preparation for post-secondary education and meaningful life opportunities.  The courses have high expectations for students because they are based on a belief that each student has a unique and untapped potential. They are active classrooms in which students are engaged in talking, writing, reading, creating, and thinking on a daily basis. In addition, the courses will be several significant writing projects, creative projects, oral presentations, as well as vocabulary, grammar, literature and other content quizzes. In each ELA classroom, students are expected to take responsibility for their own learning. 

Tutoring hours for ELA are held each Tuesday after school from 3-4 pm.

The following courses are currently offered through the Grand County High School ELA department: 

  • English 9A, 9B and 9C
  • English 10A, 10B and 10C
  • English 11A and 11B
  • USU English 1010
  • AP Language 
  • English 12A and 12B
  • Creative Writing
  • Journalism
  • AP Literature
  • USU English 2200
  • Weber State English 2010

Physical Education


Students in physical education at Grand County High School will strive to become lifelong learners/movers by embracing and practicing fitness and wellness habits, participating in a variety of movement experiences, and developing positive social skills.


Create a physical education setting in the high school that encourages individual growth and supports diverse learning styles as well as the development of critical thinking, problem-solving and effective group interaction. Provide knowledge and skill that will empower a student’s independence to develop lifelong, health-enhancing physical activity and fitness levels

Social Studies


The GCHS Social Studies department aims at developing students’ abilities to collaborate with others, think creatively and critically, and communicate written and spoken ideas.  Our goal is that students will leave Social Studies classes with a better understanding of the world and their space in it.  When students take Social Studies classes, they will learn more about the world around them and how the past and present are connected.


Social Studies course offerings include:




Geography A, Geography B


World History


US History A, US History B, Financial Literacy




  • Students may take Native American Studies at any point in their high school career
  • Students may take the USU concurrent enrollment government and politics course in lieu of 12th grade Government credit


The Social Studies department offers after-school tutoring on Wednesdays and Thursdays after school until 3:30 for additional support and time to complete or make up work. Talk to your teacher about their specific availability.



The Spanish Language program at Grand County High School is designed following the ACTFL (The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) guidelines. It aims to develop proficiency in reading, listening, and speaking with a communicative purpose within a meaningful context and engaging content. Authentic texts, technology, media, artistic, and ludic (games) activities are implemented to develop, practice, and assess those skills. The students research and explore various aspects of the Spanish language and culture through collaborative activities. The pedagogical approach is thematic and holistic and designed to fit the needs of each student's academic profile. 

The Spanish department offers four courses: First-year Spanish: 1A/1B, Second-year Spanish: 2A/2B, Third-year Spanish: 3A/3B, and Fourth-year Spanish: 4A/4B.

Extra support is provided through a weekly tutoring session taking place after school on Thursdays from 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm.



The Science Department at GCHS uses experiential, inquiry-based learning designed to develop critical thinking skills. The classes in the science department allow students to explore connections across the four domains of science, including physical science, life science, earth and space science, and engineering design. Through scientific methods, students engage in practices to build, deepen and apply their knowledge of the natural world. 

The GCHS Science Department offers courses in Earth Science, Biology, Physics, Applied Physical Science, Chemistry, Natural Science, Natural Resources, Plant and Soil Science, and Independent research. Classes are available at college preparatory, honors, and Advanced Placement levels. After-school tutoring is offered Tuesday through Thursday from 2:45-3:30 pm.