HICKMAN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
This booklet describes the courses that may be offered at Hickman County High School. Student interest and teacher availability will determine the courses to be taught. Each course outlined corresponds with the Kentucky Department of Education's course of studies.
The information provided includes the title, grade level, difficulty level, and course content of each course. It is hoped that you will use this document along with your registration form in planning your schedule for the coming year.
If you need additional information or help in preparing your schedule, please feel free to contact our guidance counselor, Amy Boaz, or myself .
Larry Farlee, Principal
Parents are encouraged to seek the recommendation of the eighth grade English teacher in selecting the course level for freshman English. The student’s reading level should be considered in the decision.
COURSE 0900 ENGLISH 100
This course stresses basic grammar usage and mechanics. It is designed for students who are not performing at grade level. Short stories are read and literary terms and author recognition are discussed. This course also includes some writing, vocabulary, and spelling.
COURSE 0901 ENGLISH 101(Honors)
101 English reviews capitalization and punctuation rules as well as identification of parts of speech and sentence structures. Students study spelling and vocabulary words and concentrate on correct word usage. Ninth grade literature includes short stories, poetry, and approximately six novels.
COURSE 1000 ENGLISH 200
Students are required to read short stories from the Literature Book. Most of the class's time is spent reviewing, working, and strengthening basic grammar skills. Students are also required to write one short story per week as having a spelling and vocabulary test each week.
COURSE 1001 ENGLISH 201(Honors)
The 201 English course is designed to stress the importance of grammar mastery in preparation for taking the PSA T and using writing skills which will be refined during the junior year.
Weekly vocabulary and spelling quizzes are given, and the mechanics and usage chapters are emphasized in the Warriner's textbook. In literature, the short story, literary terms and author recognition are studied. The Pearl, Julius Caesar, Arms and the Man, and Summer of My German Soldier are among the novels read and discussed. It is also the intent of this class to encourage students to be more responsible and well rounded.
COURSE 1100 ENGLISH 300
English on the eleventh grade level will review basic grammar, mechanics and usage. Writing will include both paragraph and complete essay writing. Students will be introduced to a variety of American authors through both the written word and film. Speaking and listening skills will be developed through class discussion.
COURSE 1101 ENGLISH 301(Honors)
This course requires students to write a maximum of six papers during the year. Students read five novels by American authors and short stories from their literature books. Emphasis is also placed on strengthening grammar skills.
COURSE 1200 ENGLISH 400
English 400 is for the student who does not plan to attend college. Emphasis will be on career planning and preparation. Students will work on writing skills as they prepare portfolios as required by KERA. They will also write letters of application, develop resumes and participate in job interviews. They will review basic grammar, mechanics and usage and will work on spelling and vocabulary. Short stories, plays, and non-fiction will be used to broaden their knowledge base and create topics for classroom discussion.
COURSE 1201 ENGLISH 401(Honors)
This course requires that the student write a maximum of 8 papers during the year and 1 research paper the second semester. The literature requirements are the same as English 402. Time is also spent in review of troublesome areas of grammar.
COURSE 1202 ENGLISH 402/COLLEGE ENG. 101-102
PREREQUISITE: Student must be pursuing a pre-college curriculum, counselor must verify ACT test score, student must have a high school G.P.A. of 3.00 or higher, and student must pay tuition for college credit.
Students who meet entry requirements established by West Kentucky Community Technology College (WKCTC) will receive credit for senior English as well as for college English credit for freshman English 101 and English 102. There is a fee for both semesters and it is payable to WKCTC. The course consist of 10 papers to be written during the school year and 1 research paper which will be written during the second semester. Students will also be required to read five novels and four plays outside of class. In addition to these items various periods of English Literature are explored.
COURSE 0990 HEALTH (1 semester)
The interest in personal health is higher today than it has ever been before. More and more people have the desire to live higher quality lives. They strive to be physically fit, well- nourished, and mentally healthy. This health class will give students practical knowledge that will help them keep physically fit and mentally healthy as well as knowing how to help the body remain healthy throughout life.
The main objective of this class is to give knowledge to help change attitudes toward health by using demonstrations and using everyday examples to show how the health of an individual is important.
COURSE 0990 PHYSICAL EDUCATION (1 semester)
Physical education is not merely the education of the body through physical conditioning and training. In this physical education class, emphasis is put on the development of skills in various activities. It also helps the students to understand rules, regulations, and sportsmanship associated with each activity. This class promotes physical, social growth, and development through strenuous exercise and activity along with creating interest in physical fitness and weight training. Activities that are taught in this class include: basketball, volleyball, softball, flag football, soccer, gymnastics training, physical conditioning, track and field, and game play. This physical education class gives students the basics for a life-long enjoyment for activity.
COURSE 8004 ARTS & HUMANITIES
This course is a survey class of music, art, and theater history. It is designed to assist in the appreciation of the audio and visual arts for life long learning. Successful completion of this class is a requirement for graduation. The course is best taken during the junior year.
COURSE 1075 GLOBAL STUDIES
GRADE LEVEL 9: Required course that will cover US Government, Economics and World Geography as a preparation for further studies in social studies. The curriculum will cover government for one semester followed by a nine weeks’ study of economics and world geography each.
COURSE 1080 WORLD CIVILIZATION
GRADE LEVEL 10: In today's world it is essential for students to develop an understanding of the events of the past in order to fully comprehend what is happening in the present. World History provides a link between past history and our present world. It prepares students to compare and contrast past cultures and civilizations and to identify how these civilizations have contributed to modern cultures and have influenced their lives.
COURSE 1180 AMERICAN HISTORY
GRADE LEVEL 11: American History from the civil war to the present is offered to students in grades 10-12. The purpose of this course is to examine the people and events that have shaped our nation in the past and are shaping our future. Special emphasis is placed not only specific people and events, but why these things occurred and the ways they have impacted and influenced our daily lives. Students are encouraged to develop judgment about historical themes and apply this critical thinking to decisions that they will have to make throughout their lives. Emphasis is placed on exploration of history instead of short-term memorization of history.
COURSE 1280 SOCIOLOGY
GRADE LEVEL 12: This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of how societies are formed and how they function. Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociology allows you to see yourself in the world and see the world around you. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand the basic concepts of sociology, apply sociological concepts to issues, and develop the ability to think critically about society and your own place in it.
COURSE 0950 ALGEBRA I
Algebra I is designed for students who as a freshman or sophomores and is required for graduation. This course is the first of several courses of specialized mathematics. Not only will the students be working with real numbers, solving equations, polynomials and factoring, but Algebraic fractions and application will be stressed. This course, which is the prep course for Algebra II, will include linear equations and systems, inequalities, rational and irrational numbers, quadratic equations, and the total language of Algebra.
COURSE 1050 GEOMETRY
Prerequisite: Algebra I
This class is designed to meet the graduation requirements in mathematics. An introduction to formal proof begins in the very first chapter and is followed by lessons on deductive and inductive reasoning, indirect proofs, and trigonometry. Algebraic skills are reviewed and strengthened. Geometry is essential to the college prep student as well as the non college prep student interested in a technical career such as electronics.
COURSE 1150 ALGEBRA II
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry
This course is designed for college-bound students and is required by most two and four year colleges for regular entrance. In addition to expanding the mathematical concepts of Algebra I, emphasis will be placed on preparation for study of higher mathematics. Topics include factoring, the complex number system, quadratic equations, and inequalities, graphing, exponents, the binomial theorem, logarithms, and trigonometry.
COURSE 1155 APPLIED MATH
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry
This course is designed for students who have acquired computational skills and some algebraic and geometric concepts. Students will apply these concepts to non-routine problems using modeling and manipulative materials. Topics include those in real-world mathematics, (consumer, career, sports, business/industry) with concepts developed through problem-solving activities, using the computer and/or graphing calculator as a tool. This course may be used to complete the third mathematics credit required for graduation, but it does not meet the college entry requirements for Algebra II.
COURSE 1350 TOPICS IN ADVANCED MATHEMATICS
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide for exploration, enrichment, maintenance and improvement of previously acquired pre-college skills. A wide variety of topics covered in this course include: analytic geometry, space geometry, relations and functions including trigonometric, matrices, vectors, sequences, series, probability, graphs in three dimensions, and an introduction to limits and rate of change problems. Appropriate use of the graphing calculator will be integrated throughout the course.
COURSE 1120 AP CALCULUS
Grade Level: 11th or 12th
Prerequisite: Advanced Topics in Mathematics
This course covers the differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions, special methods of differentiation, advanced integration techniques, and the application of both. Calculus is recommended for all students planning math-related careers. Advanced Placement credit may be earned by individual arrangement.
COURSE 0970 EARTH/SPACE/PHYSICS (ESP)
Grade Level: 9th
Required science course for graduation. This course provides an intense introduction to the four branches of Earth Science, geology, meteorology, astronomy, and oceanography. Emphasis will be placed on rock and mineral identification, preserving non-renewable resources, earthquake activity, planetary observations, and climate trends.
COURSE 0975 BIOLOGY
Grade Level: 10th
Biology is a class that deals with the study of living things. Students will study the cell and its makeup, plants, animals and protists, human body and environmental issues that affect living things. Students will do various outside of class projects such as leaf identification, insect collection, and specimens brought for a special day like Microscopic Day. In class labs will include microscope use, bacterial growth and dissection of the earthworms, starfish, and bullfrog.
COURSE 1070 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS (ICP)
Prerequisite: Integrated Science and Biology
Chemistry and physics are sciences that deal with the study of the non-living factors that affect our everyday lives. It is an in-depth introduction to both chemistry and physics which will expose the students to the fundamentals of the two sciences and prepare them for the CATS testing. Examples of topics that will be emphasized are chemical reactions, electricity, wave motion, the periodic chart of the elements and environmental issues. Proper lab procedure and the correct usage of lab equipment will be stressed.
COURSE 1170 CHEMISTRY
Grade Level: 11, 12
Prerequisites: Algebra I, Biology and Integrated Science
Chemistry is an advanced study of atomic structure, periodic relationships, and chemical reactions. This course develops an in-depth understanding of chemical processes and enhances math processing and problem solving skills. There will be eight to ten lab periods ranging from metal reactivity to gas pressure evaluation.
COURSE 1176 FORENSICS
Fourth year science class elective
COURSE 1270 AP CHEMISTRY II
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisites: Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, Integrated Science, and Chemistry
Advanced Placement Chemistry for seniors who wish to pursue careers in the area of science and chemistry or health professions. Students may test at the end of the year in order to possibly skip college entry level course in chemistry.
COURSE 1175 ANATOMY PHYSIOLOGY
Grade Level: 12
Anatomy Physiology deals with the study of the human body parts and how they work. This course should be considered an elective (fourth) science This course enables students to understand just how amazing our human body really is. Examples of topics studied will be the ten body systems, human reproduction, and various issues that will affect our body. Lab procedures of blood testing, pH levels, cat dissection, and shampoo testing are just examples of labs that will be done.
SPECIAL EDUCATION Grades: 9-12
Hickman County High School provides special education services to those students who qualify for such services as outlined in the Kentucky Administrative Regulations. The Hickman County School District issues that all exceptional children who reside within this district and who are of the age specified by federal and state law will have provided to them a free, appropriate public education including special education and related services to meet their unique needs. The special education curriculum is designed to promote attainment of the six learning goals and seventy- five valued outcomes of KERA. Portfolios are prepared in English classes. The district shall also issue that the rights of exceptional children and their parent(s) and/or guardian(s) are protected.
The following high school Special Education courses are offered:
Course Name Course Number
Science I (Biology) 9032
Science II (Integrated) 9022
Science III (lntro Chem/Physics) 9035
English I 9001
English II 9002
English III 9003
English IV 9004
Social Studies I (W. Civ) 9014
Social Studies II (Am. History) 9020
Social Studies III (Gov/Econ) 9028
Math I 9026
Math II 9120
Math III 9031
COURSE 5030 INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURE AND SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY
Grade Level: 9-10
This course introduces students to the various segments of the agricultural industry. Agricultural caree opportunities will be emphasized. Basic animal science, plant and land science, and agricultural mechanics skills will be introduced. The selection and planning of a supervised agricultural experience program and related record keeping will be presented. Leadership development will be provided through FFA. Students will receive personal guidance and counseling with preparatory instructional program selection.
COURSE 5040 AGRI-SCIENCE
Grade Level: 10-11
Agri-science introduces the scientific agricultural approach to animal science and selection, plant and land science, and agricultural mechanics. Agricultural career opportunities will be emphasized in each class. Laboratory experiences relating to basic and current technology will be part of the program. Content may be enhanced by utilizing appropriate computer applications. Leadership development will be provided through FFA Each student will be expected to have a supervised agricultural experience program and keep appropriate records.
COURSE 5050 CROP TECHNOLOGY & AGRIBUSINESS
Grade Level: 11-12 Prerequisite: One other agricultural class
Crop Technology instruction concentrates on the production practices and current biotechnological applications of more agriculture crops. Hands-on experiences will be emphasized. Instruction will include variety selection, seed bed preparation, fertilization, pes, weed and disease control, harvesting, and marketing crops. Current biotechnological applications may be included. Content may be enhanced with appropriate computer applications. Leadership development will be provided through FFA. Each student will be expected to have an agricultural experience program.
COURSE 5045 LANDSCAPING AND TURF MANAGEMENT w/NURSERY/ORCHARD TECHNOLOGY
Grade Level: 10-12 Prerequisite: One other agriculture class
This course combines landscaping and turf management curriculum. The material includes identification of landscape plants and their characteristics, site evaluation, site design, calculation of materials needed, costs for bidding, and installing landscape plans. Landscape plant maintenance will also be presented. Selection, culture and management of turf species used for lawns, golf courses, athletic fields and erosion control may also be included. Content may be enhanced by utilizing appropriate technology. Leadership development will be provided through FFA. Each student will be expected to have a supervised agricultural experience program. Including: This course will provide instruction in production practices for container and field-grown nursery stock; identification, function, growing requirements, hardiness, problems and methods of different landscape plant materials; propagating and growing evergreens/deciduous plants; and the operation of garden centers and nurseries. Principles of home and commercial fruit production may also be included.
COURSE 5060 AGRICULTURE CONSTRUCTION & PLANT/LAND SCIENCE
Grade Level: 10-12 Prerequisite: One other agriculture class
Prepares students to construct and maintain agricultural structures and equipment. Develops basic skills such as: tool identification, interpreting plans, calculating a bill of materials, electrification, carpentry, welding, metal fabrication, plumbing, and masonry. Content may be enhanced with appropriate computer applications. Leadership development will be provided through FFA. Each student will be expected to have a supervised agricultural experience program. Including: Class develops basic scientific knowledge and skills pertaining to management of the land and its effects of food and fiber production, the environment, and the quality of life. The relationship of land to plant growth will be emphasized. Plant composition, reproduction, growth, and current biotechnological advances will be included.
COURSE 5070 GREENHOUSE TECHNOLOGY
Grade Level: 10-12 Prerequisite: One other agriculture class
Greenhouse Technology provides instruction in greenhouse structures and greenhouse environment regulations. Plan growth and development and propagation are included as well as production and maintenance of bedding and container produced plants. Fundamental principles of vegetable production and commercial production of vegetable crops may be included. Content may be enhanced with appropriate technology. Leadership development will be provided through FFA. Each student will be expected to have a supervised agricultural experience program.
COURSE 5000 & 5001 CAREER COOPERATIVE - No longer available
Grade Level: 12
5000 -1 hour 5001 - 2 hours
Work based learning experiences. This class is open to seniors who are enrolled in agricultural, business or family & consumer science programs. A student may earn 1 or 2 credits depending on the work situation. The coop will be approved on an individual basis. Students will be required to be on a job site for 1 or 2 hours per day, 5days a week. Students must be enrolled in a senior level appropriate vocational course for consideration in this co-op program. FFA, FBLA or FCCLA membership is an integral part of this program.
COURSE 7000 ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE FOUNDATIONS
Grade Level 11-12
Formerly Accounting I, this course will provide an introduction to both areas of accounting and finance. Topics will include banking, credit, financial literacy, career explorations, spreadsheet usage, and technical writing. The accounting principles taught in this course are based on a double-entry system and include preparing bank reconciliations, payroll taxes, and financial statements. Detailed career exploration in the various fields of accounting will be available. Technical writing will be provided through IPAC business plan curriculum and exploration of case studies. Leadership development will be provided through FBLA.
COURSE 7010 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
Prerequisite: Accounting and Finance Foundations or Accounting I
Formerly Accounting II, the accounting course principles taught in this course include an in-depth study of accounting principles, procedures, and techniques used in keeping financial records for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. There is an emphasis on automated accounting. Topics include a more analytical approach to accounting. Leadership development will be provided through FBLA.
COURSE 7020 COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS
Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding skills
Students will use a computer and application software including word processing, presentation, database, spreadsheets, internet, and email to prepare elementary documents and reports. The impact of computers on society and ethical issues are presented. Leadership development will be provided through FBLA.
COURSE 7030 ADVANCED COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS
Prerequisite: Computer & Technology Applications
This course is designed to provide students an advanced-level experience with practical applications through hands-on instruction. Course content will include understanding of various hardware, software, operating systems, care/operations, administrative applications, and employability skills. The software includes advanced business applications using word processing, presentation, spreadsheets, database management, desktop publishing, and electronic communication. Leadership development will be provided through FBLA. Upon completion of this course, a student will be ready to take the core level tests for MOS Certification and/or the Administrative Support Skill Standards Certificate. Leadership development will be provided through FBLA.
COURSE 7035 MULTIMEDIA PUBLISHING & WEB DESIGN
Grades 10-12 Pre-requisite: Intro to Computer & Technology Applications
This hands-on course applies publishing and presentation concepts through the through the development of sophisticated business documents and projects. These documents include, but are not limited to, tri-fold brochures, manuscripts, reports, bi-fold programs, catalogs, newsletters, flyers, business forms, graphs, web pages, on-screen presentations, and video productions. Equipment such as scanners, digital cameras, video cameras, and color laser printers, may be utilized in creating the documents. Formatting, editing, page layout, and design concepts are taught. Distribution ready publication standards are applied to all projects. Students will develop communication skills, problem-solving techniques, cooperative learning, and interpersonal skills. Additionally, students will analyze the structure of the worldwide web, apply basic principles of web documents and HTML, and develop multi-media web pages. Course content will include the understanding of hypertext and web structures. Leadership development will be provided through FBLA.
COURSE 7036 LEADERSHIP DYNAMICS (formerly Teen Leadership) - Not currently offered.
This course is designed to assist students with developing skills needed to be successful leaders and responsible members of society. The student will develop personal attributes and social skills. Emphasis will be placed on interpersonal skills, team building, communication, personal development and leadership. This course will include opportunities for students to apply their knowledge.
COURSE 2035 SPANISH I
*Two years of a single foreign language is required for Pre-College Curriculum
Spanish I is a course designed to introduce students to the Spanish language and culture. Learning takes place by reading, writing, speaking, and listening both independently and in groups. Students learn about Spanish by studying its influences in the United States, Spain and other Latin-American countries. Students have the opportunity to participate in the regional Foreign Language Festival in the spring. Students should conclude Spanish I with a simple conversational level understanding of the language.
COURSE 2036 SPANISH II
Prerequisite: Spanish I
Spanish II is an extension of Spanish I. Students will learn more vocabulary and grammar, and different tenses will be introduced. Learning continues to take place through reading, speaking, writing, and listening. There is continued opportunity to compete at the Foreign Language Festival. Students should conclude Spanish II with a more intense conversational level understanding of the language.
COURSE 2037 SPANISH III
Prerequisite: Spanish I and II
This is an elective course. If enough interest is shown to create a Spanish III class, students will continue learning the language by reinforcing and adding to existing vocabulary, grammar, and conversational abilities. Students will be expected to enhance their reading, speaking, writing, and listening skills related to the language. Different Hispanic countries will continue to be explored so student will become familiar with various cultures.
If there is not enough interest to create a class, a student may continue at the Spanish III level by independent study during an existing Spanish class under the guidance of the teacher. Emphasis will be on writing, reading, and listening skills. Since the student will be studying during a class with students at a different level, speaking skills will not be a major emphasis.
COURSE 2020Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in English 301,401, or 402.
Must pick up application from teacher to apply and be accepted to this course. Must be available for meetings one week prior to the starting of school to sell ads. Date will be announced. Students will produce the yearbook and a regularly scheduled newspaper during the year.
One of the most important freedoms that we enjoy in the United States is freedom of the press. This freedom of the press, however, has often been abused in order to further a career or sell a paper. A journalist should be fair in writing the new, honest with the reader of the news, and knowledgeable in the legal aspects of reporting the news of the world around him. Students should be able to understand the function of advertising, write clear concise sentences, learn the procedure for laying out pages of a yearbook and a newspaper, and to learn the procedure for taking pictures. Students need some experience in computers, scanning pictures, and CD burning. Students should be cooperative, responsible and creative.
COURSE 8000 BAND
Students will play wind and percussion instruments. Students must have previous band experience to participate in this class.
COURSE 8006 ART
This course is for the development of skills in the area of art. Students will be expected to participate in art projects of several art media.
COURSE 8008 ADVANCED ART
Students must have successfully completed the first year of art education. Students will be expected to further develop their talents in the area of art
PERCUSSIVE EXPLOSION/VOCAL MUSIC
COURSE 8005PERCUSSIVE EXPLOSION / VOCAL MUSIC
Students will learn to read rhythms through playing percussive instruments. This will be a performance group and all students will be expected to fully participate in developing musical skills as directed through the musical experience.
COURSE 8007 ADVANCED PERCUSSION EXPLOSION / MUSIC
Students will be expected to advance their musical skills through playing percussive instruments. This is a performance group and all students will be expected to fully participate in developing musical skills as directed through the musical experience.
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COURSE 8040 HEALTH SCIENCES
Classes introduce students to health occupations through medical terminology and anatomy and physiology.
COURSE 8050 OFFICE TECHNOLOGY
The Office Technology program provides training in preparing business documents, transcribing data, managing records, handling communications, scheduling, handling financial transactions, operating a variety of business equipment, ordering, and supervising other personnel. A wide range of computer equipment and software may be used in performing these tasks.
COURSE 8060 CARPENTRY
Carpentry is designed to prepare students for employment in the residential and commercial construction industry. Students are involved in blueprint reading, layout, fabrication, foundation, walls, floors, ceilings, and roofs of structures. Students will use several forms of materials such as wood, metal, plastics, fiberglass, styrofoam, and concrete in the constructions process. Training will emphasize instruction in the care and safe use of hand and power tools.
COURSE 8070 AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Instruction in systems such as engines, fuel, on-board computers, transmissions, steering, suspension and brakes is the basis of this program. Knowledge of the various systems is used to develop skills in troubleshooting, performing preventive maintenance, servicing and repairing automobiles.
COURSE 8080 MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY
Work activities in machine shops involve applying knowledge of machine capabilities, properties of material, and shop practices to set up and operate various machines. The skills needed to position work pieces, adjust machines, and verify the accuracy of machine functions and finished products are taught through classroom instruction, demonstrations and hands-on experience.
COURSE 8090 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
The Information Technology program provides the concepts and skills needed to diagnose and repair personal computers and design, set up, maintain, and expand networked computer systems. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be qualified to take industry-designed and recognized certification examinations. Employment opportunities in entry-level positions in computer repair and the installation and administration of local area networks. Students will need basic computer skills prior to entering this program.