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. 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. Identify and locate angles in radians and degrees based upon the unit circle.
2. Use the definition of the six trigonometric functions to find missing parts of triangles.
3. Determine the values of inverse trigonometric functions; apply to real life problems.
4. Sketch the graphs of the six basic trigonometric functions and their inverses; use graphing calculators or computer applications to verify sketches where possible.
5. Sketch the graphs of the trigonometric functions using transformations such as those created by changing periods and amplitudes; use graphing calculators or computer applications to verify sketches where possible.
6. State, verify, and utilize trigonometric identities.
7. Solve trigonometric equations; apply to real life problems.
8. Express complex numbers in standard form, a + bi, rectangular form, (x,y), and trigonometric form, r(cosq + I sinq).
9. Investigate the connections between powers and roots of complex numbers and DeMoivre's Theorem.
10. Convert between degrees and radian measurements of angles.
11. Convert between rectangular form (x,y) and polar form (r,q) of a set of coordinates.
12. Find the area of a triangle given appropriate information; apply to real life situations; use calculators/computers to facilitate computation.
13. Find arc length and area of a sector of a circle; apply to real life problem-solving situations.
14. Utilize special right triangle relationships and symmetry as they apply to the unit circle.
15. Correlate the definitions of sine and cosine from the right triangle to the unit circle.
16. Solve for unknown parts of triangles to include Law of Cosines and Law of Sines; apply to real life problems; use calculators/computers to facilitate computation.
17. Use arclength and area formulas (s = r Q) and (A = ½ r2 Q) to solve geometric probability problems.
18. Apply trigonometry to problem situations.
1. Apply fundamental mathematics used in physical concepts.
2. Investigate the motion of physical bodies.
3. Describe physical dynamics in the natural world.
4. Explore the concepts and relationships among work, power, and energy.
5. Apply the principles and measurements related to thermal energy.
6. Describe the characteristics and properties of mechanical waves, including sound, in various media.
7. Investigate the principles related to light energy.
8. Measure and calculate the properties of stationary and
moving electric charges.
9. Analyze electric and magnetic interactions in the physical world.
10. Explore modern physics principles.
11. Demonstrate the proper use and care for scientific equipment.
12. Observe and practice safe procedures in the classroom and laboratory.
13. Integrate computers, calculators, and multimedia technology into classroom and laboratory activities.
14. Apply the components of scientific processes and methods in classroom and laboratory investigations.
15. Investigate the interrelationships of science, technology, and society.
16. Communicate results of scientific investigations in oral, written, and graphic form.
17. Research current scientific topics using resources in addition to the textbook.
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
1. Explain how geography, economics and politics have influenced the political development of the United States.
2. Analyze the United States federal form of government.
3. Describe the impact of science and technology on the political development of the United States.
4. Describe the relationship of people, places, and environments with the government.
5. Demonstrate the ability to use social studies tools (e.g., timelines, maps, globes, resources, graphs, compass, technology, etc.).
6. Explain how civic responsibilities are important to Americans as citizens of the United States and a global community.
1. Identify basic economic concepts.
2. Explain how people organize for the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and service.
3. Discuss relationships among the various economic systems such as households, business firms, banks, government agencies, labor unions, and corporations.
4. Understand global connections, conflicts, and geographic interdependence.
5. Compare how values and beliefs influence economic decisions in different societies.
AMERICAN NOVELS/WORLD LITERATURE
*ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS
*ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH IV
*ADVANCED PLACEMENT U. S. POLITICS/
ART I, II, III
ART SPECIALTY/VISUAL ARTS (YEARBOOK)
AUTO MECHANICS II
BUILDING TRADES II
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY II
CHEMISTRY I, II
CHILD CARE II
DIVERSIFIED TECH II
DRAMA I, II
ENGLISH IV ACCELERATED
FOOD SERVICES II
FRENCH I, II, III
HEALTH OCCUPATIONS II
HUMANITIES/LAW RELATED EDUCATION
JROTC I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII
METAL TRADES II
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY/MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
PERSONAL FINANCE/BUS. COMMUNICATION
SPANISH I, II, III
*In order to receive college credit, the students may at their own expense take the Advanced Placement Exam (est. cost $70).