Academics Overview

Montour High School offers a comprehensive curriculum. With a strong emphasis on academics, Montour offers Honors, College in High School, and Advanced Placement courses in English, History, Science, Math, and Music enabling students to graduate high school with more than 26 credits. Please refer to the MHS Courses of Study booklet for specific course descriptions.

Students must earn a minimum of 26 credits in a planned course of study. These credits must be earned in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. The current requirements are: English 4.0 credits, Social Studies 4.0 credits, Science 3.0 credits, Mathematics 4.0 credits, Computer Applications 2.0 credits, PE/Health 2.0 credits, Electives 6.0 credits, Graduation Project 1.0 credit

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in Language and Composition, Literature and Composition, Calculus AB and BC, European History, Government and Politics, Chemistry, and Music Theory.

College in the High School (CHS) courses offered through the University of Pittsburgh are: Introduction to Programming, Intermediate Programming, Advanced Programming, Web Site Design and Development, Argumentation and Communication, Chemistry, Applied Statistics, Business Calculus, and Physics.  Courses offered through Robert Morris University are: Principles of Biology, Environmental Science, Micro Economics and Macro Economics, Accounting and Finance, and Marketing and Advertising.  Courses offered through Carlow University are: Anatomy and Physiology.

The Montour High School STEM Academy provides students with academic pathways in both engineering and biomedical sciences.  The engineering and biomedical sciences course curricula are facilitated via Project Lead the Way (National Science Foundation recognized)

Parkway West Career and Technical Center offers students 27 specialized career-oriented programs and provides valuable career training through apprentice programs and internships.