Claude ISD provides a wide variety of educational experiences for children in pre-kindergarten programs up to and including the 12th Grade. In addition to a well-balanced general curriculum, the district offers the following:
To keep up with ever-changing technological demands, students have access to approximately 200 computers, 4 mobile laptop labs, 1 I-pad station, and 3 I-macs in three instructional technology classrooms, general instructional classrooms, and the library. Claude Junior High offers basic technology application courses in 7th and 8th grade. Claude High School offers basic business and technology courses. The district maintains a variety of software and web-based programs to provide enrichment, word processing, movie making, tutorials, and remediation to students.
Claude ISD’s comprehensive Fine Arts program includes music and art at grades Kindergarten – 5th, with an organized band program starting in grade 6. The High School fine arts program is comprised of both concert and marching band and art. UIL competition participation is supported and encouraged.
Claude ISD's Special Education program offers comprehensive services for physically, emotionally, and mentally handicapped students. The Content Mastery program in grades K-12 offers a learning center for students who need additional help in regular curriculum subject classrooms. Full inclusion is the major instructional setting for most Claude special needs students. Extensive programs are available for those students with visual and hearing handicapping conditions. The district’s functional living program enables severely handicapped students to learn how to function in environments outside the regular classroom.
Vocational classes are offered as electives at the high school campus in CISD. Available electives include courses in Agri-sciences, trades, and industrial occupations through Clarendon College, Business, and Home Economics.
Dual credit courses are offered through Clarendon College and courses offered for advanced academic measures are available through Amarillo College. Course offerings include but are not limited to American Government, Economics, College Algebra, Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry, and U.S. History. Beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, all incoming freshmen will be offered the opportunity to graduate with a minimum of 12 college hours through House Bill 1 implementation measures. Planning is in process in the expansion of course offerings for the upcoming school year.
Claude students have varied opportunities to participate in academic and athletic competitions. The district participates in junior varsity and varsity football, basketball, baseball, golf, track, tennis, and cross country. Claude students can participate in Future Farmers of America (FFA), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), National Honor Society, Student Council, One Act Play, and band competitions.