Park City High School
|Park City High School|
|Type||Public high school|
|Location||Park City, Utah, United States|
35 acres (0.14 km2)
|Colors||Red and White|
|Sports||3A, Region X|
|Mascot||Manny the Miner|
|Park City Miners logo|
Park City High School is a public high school in the state of Utah, USA. It is located at 1750 Kearns Blvd in Park City, Utah. It is one of eight public schools in the Park City School District and serves tenth, eleventh, and twelfth graders. Academically, it is ranked the number one high school in the state of Utah, and in 2011, it was ranked one of the top 200 high schools in the United States by Newsweek magazine.
Park City High School was established in 1928 and was originally located at 1255 Park Avenue in Park City, UT. It was constructed in February, 1928 at a cost of $200,000 (about $2.5 million today) and was a modified Collegiate Gothic style brick building with three levels. The building was abandoned in 1981, when a new high school was constructed on Kearns Blvd, about a mile away. The old building has since been restored and is now used as the Park City Library and the Jim Santy auditorium, which hosts the annual Sundance Film Festival and the Park City Film Series. The Kearns Blvd. building was a modern-style brick building until 2008, when the building underwent a significant renovation designed by the Salt Lake City based architectural firm VCBO. The current high school stands on a site of 35 acres and consists of three levels.
Park City High School is well recognized for its achievement in academics. It is the current holder of the Utah State A.P. Award, making it the number one high school in the state of Utah on the basis of student involvement in Advanced Placement (A.P.) courses. Over 23 A.P. classes are offered at Park City High School. It is ranked the number one high school in the state of Utah by KSL Schools, a division of the Bonneville International corporation. In 2011, Park City High School was named one of the best 200 high schools in the United States by The Daily Beast, a website published by Newsweek Magazine, placing it in the top .008% of all high schools in the country.
Electronic Integration 
In 2012, Park City High School adopted a one-to-one personal computer curriculum using Canvas. Canvas is a learning management system provided by Utah based company Instructure for teachers and students to organize and share information and assignments over the internet. To accompany this system, all students are issued a personal computer with school-wide internet access. The current model issued to students is the 11-inch Apple Macbook Air. Students are allowed to take their laptops home, however, are limited to websites and applications that are pre-approved by the administration.
Park City High School is a multi-level contemporary style complex. Since its renovation in 2008, the school has over 260,000 square feet of total floor area. The primary areas that underwent renovation were those on the front facade of the building facing Kearns Blvd. These areas included the school lunchroom, the main classroom wings, and the administrative offices. The reconstruction resulted in various improvements including a more spacious floor plan and updated building specifications. Updates to the building included redesigned classrooms with large glass windows and integrated multimedia systems. Also among updates to the building was a redesigned lunchroom area, which features five new food outlets, a school store, and a casual eating and socializing area for students. Other general updates to the building include new materials and finishes like glass, tile, stone, metal, and carpets. The combination of these materials resulted in what VCBO says "results in the entire complex appearing as one cohesive facility." The building now has a Silver Rating by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards. It has won four awards for its design including the 2010 Outstanding Project Award for Green School Building Design by Leading By Design.
Notable alumni 
- Sarah Hendrickson, American ski jumper, member of VISA Women's Ski Jumping Team, winner of 11 World Cups for ski jumping, competitor in Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
- Julianne Hough, professional ballroom dancer, singer, and actress
- Joe Pack, American freestyle skier, winner of a silver medal for aerials at the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympics.
- "America's Best High Schools"http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/features/2011/americas-best-high-schools.html
- Pieros, Rick. Park City Past and Present. Park City: Rick Pieros Photography, 2010.