All courses in the Philipsburg-Osceola School District are taught to the PA State Standards. The purpose of the state standards is to ensure students have access to the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in today's world. The fact sheet here is a helpful tool for understanding how the standards guide teachers in planning curriculum to meet student needs. Please use the links below to access complete copies of the PA State Standards in all areas taught at POASD. The standards give parents and community members a thorough overview of what students will be taught in our public school system.