The Laurel School District has an articulated curriculum aligned to Pennsylvania Core Standards. The District operates instructional programs at the Elementary and Secondary levels to meet individual student needs including Gifted Support, Learning Support, Emotional Support, Life Skills Support, and Speech/Language Support Programs. The Distrct has a model Transition Program designed to assist students in successful post-school opportunities in addition to community based instruction. Numerous supports are provided to assist students including the Instructional Support Process, Student Assistance Programs, Title I Reading remediation, tutoring programs, and academic assistance.
The Laurel Elementary school offers a full-day kindergarten program and departmentalized courses in grades 4, 5, and 6 for more in-depth studies with additional hands-on activities. Instruction is provided in reading, language arts, math, social studies, music, art library, and physical education. Interesting and relevant field trips for each grade level in addition to a cooperative swimming program with the local YMCA are provided. The elementary has the benefit of a piano keyboard music lab, guitar lab, computer labs, and science labs.
Laurel Jr./Sr. High School provides a solid core curriculum. AP offerings are provided in English, American History, Chemistry, and Calculus. Weighted courses are available in English, Biology, and Physics. Dual enrollment opportunities allow high school students to accrue college credit through enrollment in high school courses. The secondary level offers a broad based curriculum integrating technology to meet the needs of diverse students including visual and performing arts, family and consumer science, agriculture education, computer programming, software applications, biology, physics, chemistry, industrial arts, foreign languages, psychology, sociology, economics, communication, health, driver's education, and library. The High School offers a School to Work program in addition to a strong Agricultural Education Program. Students have the opportunity to attend the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center beginning in 10th Grade.