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Cody’s school district is recognized as one of the finest in the Rocky Mountain region. Five elementary schools, a middle school and a senior high school boast test scores higher than the national average. Cody school district programs are used as models by the Wyoming Department of Education.

Northwest College, located in nearby Powell, and its satellite facility in Cody, The Cody Center, deliver a wide-ranging higher education curriculum and are key components in Wyoming’s workforce training program. NWC will assist businesses in tailoring a training program to meet individual needs.

The University of Wyoming offers over 30 bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs, and a wide variety of certificate and endorsement options through the University of Wyoming Outreach School. Outreach degree programs can be completed from sites across the Big Horn Basin and the State. Courses are delivered utilizing audio teleconferencing, video conferencing, online and internet technologies. The Northwest Region (Park, Big Horn and Washakie) has two staffed locations – the main office in the Orendorff Building on the campus of Northwest College in Powell, and a branch office in the Park County Complex on Stampede Avenue in Cody.

Home schooling is legal in the State of Wyoming.

Visit the Wyoming Department of Education web site for extensive information.

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