Student Services and Counseling

We’re committed to providing a high-quality guidance and counseling program that is challenging and culturally appropriate for all students; we are dedicated to providing a safe and respectful school environment. The district provides all students with the academic, career, and social development they need to acquire attitudes, knowledge, and skills for success both here at our schools and after they graduate. 

All of our students participate in a planned, developmental-age appropriate school guidance and counseling program based on the American School Counseling Association’s national standards. Please contact our school counselors with your questions or concerns:

Email Loyce Ellingrod, K–12 Counselor 
Email Randy Kjerstad, BOCES

Special Services

Special Education

Special Education Services in SCSD #3 include complete and comprehensive programs and service options. The district takes great pride in the professional commitment of staff, variety of services, and quality of programs available to all students with disabilities in our district. We provide these services in full compliance with regulations and requirements of the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) and the federal mandates outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Our Building Intervention Team (BIT) makes the determination for special education services.

Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504

Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides a means for school districts to address the needs of students who have a short-term or long-term physical disability or an emotional disability. A team consisting of administration, faculty members, parent(s), and other team members (as necessary) develop a 504 ADA plan. The plan determines what accommodations are necessary in order for the student to successfully continue with his or her education. A 504 ADA plan is not the same as a special education IEP. 

Grading & Graduation Requirements

Students receive a minimum of two grades per week in each class. Teachers grade each course every nine weeks and send notices to parents at regular times during the school year.  

Grading Scale & Required Credits







Above Average








Below Average    






Graduating Class–2012+
Required Credits to Graduate–28
Total Possible Credits–32

Class Standing

A student’s class standing (grade level) in high school is determined by the number of credits he or she earns, not by the number of years the students has been enrolled. Class standings are based on the following minimum number of credits completed: 

  • 6 credits to be a sophomore 

  • 14 credits to be a junior 

  • 21 credits to be a senior   

Successful class completion depends on students earning a passing grade and having satisfactory attendance as defined in our student handbook, which you will find under the Parent or Student quick links on the Home page.