High School Curriculum Overview

Last Updated: 8/10/2021 9:48 PM

High School

High School curriculum provides students an opportunity to prepare for life beyond high school regardless of the path a student chooses. Graduation requirements not only provide a solid foundation, but encourage students to explore coursework, skill building and intentional planning toward a credential or degree that supports a future career and living wage. Students have a wide-variety of electives, dual credit college courses, CTE courses, IDLA courses and KTEC courses to choose from as well as additional opportunities to explore their interests and passions through clubs, organizations and extracurricular activities. Post Falls School District uses the following textbooks for core content areas. All textbooks and curriculum materials are available for public review upon request.
 

English

The Language of Literature (publisher: McDougal Littell)
 

Mathematics

Algebra I Common Core (publisher: Pearson)

Geometry Connections (publisher: College Preparatory Mathematics)

Algebra 2 Common Core (publisher: Pearson)
 

Science

Science Dimensions: Earth & Space Science (publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Science Dimensions: Biology (publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Chemistry (publisher: Pearson)

Physics (publisher: Holt)
 

Social Studies

High School World History: Modern World (publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

United States History: Reconstruction to Present (publisher: Pearson)

Magruder’s American Government (publisher: Pearson)

Economics: Principles in Action (publisher: Prentice Hall)

 

 Specific course descriptions for each high school can be found by clicking on the links below:

  • Post Falls High School: course description handbook (link)
  • New Vision High School (link – coming soon)
  • KTEC courses (website)
  • IDLA courses (website)
     

High school students are able to take advantage of the state’s Advance Opportunities Program.  Under this program, students are able to individualize their high school learning plan to get a jump start on their future.  These options include dual credit, workforce training, certification exams, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate Programs. Students interested in pursuing this program should visit with their high school counselor. More information can also be found by going to:
 

  • Idaho State Department of Education:  Advanced Opportunities (webpage)
  • Idaho Advanced Opportunities YouTube video (link)
  • Idaho State Department of Education: Advanced Opportunities brochure (link)