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Curriculum




Curriculum

HCHS has an academic program designed to improve the potential of the student as a whole.

The curriculum at HCHS is based around the standard English, Mathematics, and Social Studies. However, these courses are generally more rigorous than those found at traditional high schools.

Some of the required science courses and science electives which students may take include:

  • Biology 1
  • Biology AP
  • Chemistry 1
  • Chemistry AP
  • Enviromental Systems
  • Physics 1
  • Physics AP

Students are also introduced to different aspects of the fields of health and medicine.

  • Medical Terminology (Required 9th grade)
  • Principles of Health Science Technology (Required 10th grade)
  • Anatomy & Physiology (10th - 12th grade)

Juniors can choose from a campus rotation of different fields, clinical rotation off campus, or specialize in the following:

  • Medical Microbiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology


Seniors may also select from the following choices:

  • Medical/Surgical Technology (one semester)
  • Dental Science (one semester)—courses are paired
  • Diagnostic Services 
  • Medical Business Management
  • Clinical Rotation 
  • Career Prep (co-op program) 
  • Scientific Research and Design 
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) certification 
  • Sterile Processing and Distribution (SPD) technician certification 
  • Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) certification 
  • Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification
  • Scientific Research and Development


In addition to excelling in class, HCHS students are actively involved in community service projects. Numerous service projects are available to students. Also, they volunteer their time to help at area hospitals, such as University Hospital and VA Hospital, and also at institutions such as Camp CAMP . For information on organizations which participate in service projects, see Clubs.

 

 



TEA Graduation Requirements
 Requirements
Courses
Recommended Program

Distinguished Achievement Program
English English 4 credits English 4 credits
Mathematics Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, & 4th Math
4 credits
Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, & 4th Math
4 credits

 

Social Studies

World Geography 1 credit
World History 1 credit
U.S. History 1 credit
Economics 1/2 credit
United States Government 1/2 credit
World Geography 1 credit
World History 1 credit
U.S. History 1 credit
Economics 1/2 credit
United States Government 1/2 credit
Science Biology , Chemistry, Physics & 4th Science ... 4 credits
Biology, IPC, Chemistry, Physics

Biology , Chemistry, Physics & 4th Science ... 4 credits
Biology, IPC, Chemistry, Physics

Science/Social Studies

(Elective)

Art History Art History
Physical Education 1 1/2 credits
(Limit two credits, to include Foundations of P.E.)
1 1/2 credits
(Limit two credits, to include Foundations of P.E.)
International Language 2 credits
(Must consist of two credits in the same language)
3 credits
(Must consist of three credits in the same language)
Business and Technology Only required for current students classes 2010-2013 Only required for current students classes 2010-2013
Communication Arts 1/2 credit 1/2 credit
Fine Arts 1 credit
(Band, Choir, Orchestra, Music Appreciation and Music)
1 credit
(Band, Choir, Orchestra, Music Appreciation and Music)
Electives

(Health Careers and Technologies)

3 1/2 credits from Health/Business Careers Courses 2 1/2 credits from Health/Business Careers Courses
     
TOTAL 26 credits 26 credits

 

For the Advanced Program, courses in Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science are restricted to "more rigorous" courses. At HCHS, students receive credits toward the Advanced Program in their laboratory courses.

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