Academics in the Pocono Mountain School District

  • Pocono Mountain School District is a strong academic community where students build confidence to be college and career ready. All students and staff are active learners engaged in meaningful experiences that promote mutual respect, trust and character. To promote increased student achievement, Pocono Mountain has developed rigorous and comprehensive curriculum that is aligned to Pennsylvania State Standards in all core content areas. A rigorous and relevant curriculum is one that is cognitively demanding and challenging to students as they apply the essential concepts and skills to real world, complex and open-ended situations. The content is not just interesting to students, but involves particular intellectual challenges. When students successfully meet these challenges, their new learning will have meaning and value in contexts beyond the curriculum unit or classroom setting. Please contact Dr. Catherine Sweeney, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, at if you have any questions.