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This course is designed to take the basic concepts of chemistry learned in Chemistry I class, and explore them at a deeper level.  Also, further chemical topics will be covered as well.  Topics include, but not exclusive to:  scientific measurement, atomic structure, the periodic table, bonding, mole relationships, stoichiometry, gases, solutions, acid-base chemistry, and nuclear chemistry.

This course may be taken for credit through Pennsylvania Highlands Community College (CHM 106 - Introductory Chemistry.)

Penn Highlands Course Syllabus link

This course is weighted with a 1.08 multiplier.



Welcome to Chemistry I!

The objectives of this course are to stimulate an interest in, and build a foundational knowledge of the principles of chemistry.   Every part of our daily lives are linked to chemistry: everything from the food we eat, processes within our bodies, the technology we use, the clothes we wear, and the medical treatments we seek are linked to chemistry.

In this course we will be exploring the following topics:

  • Classification & Properties of Matter and Changes in Matter & Energy
  • The Scientific Process & Scientific Measurement
  • The Atom, Subatomic Particles, & Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • The Periodic Table and Trends
  • Bonding
  • Chemical Quantities
  • Reactions
  • Stoichiometry
  • Gases
I look forward to our year together, and working toward a successful year!




Honors Physics is a course designed for juniors or seniors planning on attending college.   The course is excellent preparation for all college-bound students, and will set them above others when applying for colleges and scholarships.  Musicians, writers, doctors, computer technicians, engineers, and many other professions are enhanced by an understanding of physics.  Good algebra skills help, as math is an important tool in understanding physics.    Technology will be incorporated into the class whenever possible, using PowerPoint and interactive labs for innovative projects.  Topics of study will include:  motion, forces, work, energy, optics and electricity.

In Earth and Space Science students will learn about topics such as:  geology, oceanography, meteorology, environmental science and astronomy.  This course is designed to have students observe our Earth, not as a collection of separate spheres, but rather as a dynamic system of interacting parts. They will discover that we ourselves are a critical component that must be respectful of the impact that we impose on the conditions of our Earth system. This course integrates many basic concepts of chemistry and physics

Physics is a course designed for juniors or seniors planning on attending college.   The course is excellent preparation for all college-bound students, and will set them above others when applying for colleges and scholarships.  Musicians, writers, doctors, computer technicians, engineers, and many other professions are enhanced by an understanding of physics.  Good algebra skills help, as math is an important tool in understanding physics.    Technology will be incorporated into the class whenever possible, using PowerPoint and interactive labs for innovative projects.  Topics of study will include:  motion, forces, work, energy, optics and thermodynamics.


Welcome to Chemistry I!

The objectives of this course are to stimulate an interest in, and build a foundational knowledge of the principles of chemistry.   Every part of our daily lives are linked to chemistry: everything from the food we eat, processes within our bodies, the technology we use, the clothes we wear, and the medical treatments we seek are linked to chemistry.

In this course we will be exploring the following topics:

  • Classification & Properties of Matter and Changes in Matter & Energy
  • The Scientific Process & Scientific Measurement
  • The Atom, Subatomic Particles, & Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • The Periodic Table and Trends
  • Bonding
  • Chemical Quantities
  • Reactions
  • Stoichiometry
  • Gases
I look forward to our year together, and working toward a successful year!



10th grade Advanced US History will cover the history of the United States from Settling the West to WWII.  While some major events in history will be given more focus, the primary goal of the course is to give students a broad foundation of their nation's past.  The common themes and topics will be discussed throughout the course, include:  Settling the West, American Industrialization, Urban America, Becoming a World Power, the Progressive Era, WWI, the Jazz Age, the Great Depression, the New Deal and WWII.

Course Goals:

1.  To analyze, synthesize and evaluate United States history.

2.  To assess historical materials and their relevance to a given problem.

3.  To evaluate historical, economic, cultural, intellectual and social history.

4.  To understand and interpret United States history through the use of primary and secondary sources.

5.  To evaluate political, constitutional and diplomatic history.


10th grade U.S. History will cover the history of the United States from Settling the West to WWII. While some major events in history will be given more focus, the primary goal of the course is to give students a broad foundation of their nation’s past. The common themes and topics will be discussed throughout the course, include: Settling the West, Industrialization, Urban America, Becoming a World Power, The Progressive Movement, WWI, The Jazz Age, The Great Depression, The New Deal and WWII.

 

Students will learn to understand their historical roots and how past events have shaped their world by developing a variety of skills during the course of the year. Reading comprehension and writing skills will be refined through the use of the textbook, which will become the student’s core source of information for homework. Students will also analyze primary source documents, art, and political cartoons for many of the major events discussed in class. Students are expected to contribute to all class activities and discussions, making nightly preparation essential to the course.

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Prerequisite(s): Junior or Senior status, an average of 93% or above in past Social Studies classes.

This course can be taken for three (3) Penn Highlands Community College credits.

Course Description: This is a CHALLENGING course that is meant to be the equivalent of a freshmen college course. 

Sociology is the study of human relationships. It is concerned with how people behave in groups and how group interaction shapes individual behavior.  This a year-long introductory course that will familiarize the student with the basic principles and theories associated with sociology.  It will prepare students to look critically at a variety of social issues.  Critical thinking is emphasized as students are provided thought-provoking opportunities in challenging them to examine their diverse world.  The objective of this course is for the student to be able to understand and apply basic theories and perspectives of an entry-level course.  This course is designed to enable students to do so through classroom lectures, critical thinking exercises that require application, an entry-level research paper, utilization of study guides, videos, web assignments, outside reading and writing assignments.  Ample opportunity will be given for students to focus on areas of individual interest.


The student will learn to utilize online sources to create research projects, including: research papers, PowerPoint presentations, web pages, and spread sheet charts. Available to the student will be a variety of programs and resources.