HANCOCK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
"Providing Excellence in Education for the 21st Century"
Hancock High School
7084 Stennis Airport Drive
Kiln, MS 39556
CORE CURRICULUM COMPETENCIES
1. Compare measurements and manipulate mathematical expressions used in the study of matter.
2. Illustrate patterns and trends in nomenclature.
3. Analyze chemical equations and classify chemical reactions.
4. Explore the relationship between mass and quantity through various stoichiometric operations.
5. Analyze patterns and trends in organization.
6. Investigate the relationship between physical changes and heat.
7. Analyze gaseous, liquid, and solid substances using the gas laws and the Kinetic Molecular Theory.
8.Interpret the various theories that led to the present day model of the atom.
9. Compare chemical compounds according to their type of bonding.
10. Analyze solutions using experimental and mathematical means.
11. Explore the concept of equilibrium.
12. Identify the properties of acids and bases while determining the pH of solutions through experimentation.
13. Investigate oxidation and reduction reactions.
14. Demonstrate the proper use and care for scientific equipment.
15. Observe and practice safe procedures in the classroom and laboratory.
16. Integrate computers, calculators, and multimedia technology into classroom and laboratory activities.
17. Apply the components of scientific processes and methods in classroom and laboratory investigations.
18. Investigate the interrelationships of science, technology, and society.
19. Communicate results of scientific investigations in oral, written, and graphic form.
20. Research current scientific topics using resources in addition to the textbook.
1. Produce writing which reflects increasing proficiency through planning, writing, revising, and editing and which is specific to audience and purpose.
2. Communicate ideas for a variety of school and other life situations through listening, speaking, and reading aloud.
3. Read, evaluate, and use print, non-print, and technological sources to research issues and problems, to present information, and to complete projects.
4. Work individually and as a member of a team to analyze and interpret information, to make decisions, to solve problems, and to reflect, using increasingly complex and abstract thinking.
5. Complete oral and written presentations which exhibit interaction and consensus within a group.
6. Explore cultural contributions to the history of the English language and its literature.
7. Discover the power and effect of language by reading and listening to selections from various literary genres.
8. Read, discuss, analyze, and evaluate literature from various genres and other written material.
9. Sustain progress toward fluent control of grammar, mechanics, and usage of standard English in the context of writing and speaking.
10. Use language and critical thinking strategies to serve as tools for learning.
1. Apply properties of real numbers (equalities and inequalities) and equivalence relationships to geometric shapes (for examples, triancle inequalities).
2. Investigate the occurrence of irrational numbers as they appear in geometric concepts and shapes.
3. Apply properties of congruence and similarity, using models and drawings, to solve for unknown measurements of geometric figures, with and without the use of calculators/computers; include real life problem-solving situations.
4. Solve problems involving special right triangle relationships (such as Pythagorean, 45º-45º-90º and 30º-60º-90º relationships), using models and drawings, with and without the use of calculators/computers; include real life problem-solving situations.
5. Investigate different kinds of patterns in tessellations, including those found in nature and other real world situations.
6. Apply the concept of ratio to similar polygons and right triangle relationships (for example, the altitude drawn to the hypotenuse of a right triangle); include real life problem-solving situations.
7. Demonstrate the application of appropriate geometric relationships as they apply to the coordinate system(such as the midpoint of a line segment between two points, the distance between two points, and slope of a line); use calculators/computers as needed.
8. Verify properties of and relationships among geometric figures by using the Cartesian coordinate system (for example, parallel and perpendicular lines and their occurrence in polygons). Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the tools of geometry (such as protractors, compasses, and rulers) for construction of geometric figures and drawings.
9. Determine measures of segments, angles, perimeters, areas, and volumes of geometric figures, using appropriate models, drawings, and relationships; use calculators/computers when appropriate; include real life problem-solving situations. Solve for missing measurements in right triangles using sine, cosine, and tangent functions, with and without the use of calculators/computers.
10. Apply properties of and relationships among circles, arcs, and other geometric concepts related to circles to solve for unknown measurements; include real life problem-solving situations.
11. Explore vectors as directed line segments with magnitude and direction in a plane; include real life applications of vectors.
12. Illustrate the fundamental principles of logic and reasoning (for example, construct an inductive or deductive proof, state a logical argument, draw a Venn diagram, create a flow chart).
13. Create convincing informal arguments, orally and in writing, to justify angle relationships such as vertical, supplementary, complementary, congruent, and angles formed by lines cut by transversals (models and drawings should be included); apply these concepts to real life situations.
14. Locate and describe images of figures obtained by applying reflections, translations, glide reflections, rotations, and dilations.
15. Investigate, using concrete models, the characteristics of, classify, compare, and contrast two-dimensional geometric figures; sketch them; and give real life examples of their use.
16. Investigate, using concrete models, the characteristics of, classify, compare, and contrast three-dimensional geometric figures; sketch them; and give real life examples of their use.
17. Perform a probability experiment involving one or more geometric concepts.
18. Investigate optimization problems, using data collected from concrete and real life situations, and describe the conclusions.
SOCIAL STUDIES: UNITED STATES HISTORY 1877 TO THE PRESENT
1. Explain how geography, economics and politics have influenced the historical development of the United States in the global community.
2. Describe the impact of science and technology on the historical development of the United States in the global community.
3. Describe the relationships of people, places, and environments through time.
4. Demonstrate the ability to use social studies tools (e.g., timelines, maps, globes, resources, graphs, compass, technology, etc.).
5. Analyze the contributions of Americans to the ongoing democratic process to include civic responsibilities.
AMERICAN NOVELS/WORLD LITERATURE
*ADVANCED PLACEMENT U.S. HISTORY
ART I, II, III
AUTO MECHANICS I, II
BIOLOGY I, II
BUILDING TRADES I, II
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY I, II
CHILD CARE I, II
DIVERSIFIED TECH I, II
DRAFTING I, II
DRAMA I, II
ENGLISH III ACCELERATED
FOOD SERVICES I, II
FRENCH I, II, III
GTA I, II
HEALTH OCCUPATIONS I
HUMANITIES/LAW RELATED EDUCATION
JROTC I, II, III, IV, V, VI
METAL TRADES I, II
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY/MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
PERSONAL FINANCE/BUS. COMMUNICATION
SPANISH I, II, III
WELDING I, II
*In order to receive college credit, the students may at their own expense take the Advanced Placement Exam (est. cost $70).