What's New for 2017-18 at Heritage High?
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Monday, July 10, 2017
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There are several new courses that will be offered at HHS for the 2017-18 school year:

  • Forensic Science will be offered in spring 2018 and will be taught by Mr. Hunter Johnson.  The Forensic Science curriculum is designed to build upon science concepts and to apply science to the investigation of crime scenes. It serves as a fourth year of science for graduation and may serve in selected Career Technology programs. Students will learn the scientific protocols for analyzing a crime scene, how to use chemical and physical separation methods to isolate and identify materials, how to analyze biological evidence and the criminal use of tools, including impressions from firearms, tool marks, arson, and explosive evidence.
  • AP Human Geography will be offered in fall 2017 and will be taught by Mrs. Natalie Atwell.  This advanced placement course will be an academic elective course.  The purpose of the AP course in Human Geography is to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth's surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.
  • There is a new senior math option for the 2017-18 school year.  Several HHS courses will meet the Georgia graduation requirements for senior math including Pre-Calculus, AP Statistics and AP Calculus.  In addtion, we will offer  College Readiness Math.  This course is a good fit for students who have taken math support classes in the past or who do not plan to major in science, technology, math or engineering related fields in college.  We no longer plan to offer Advanced Mathematical Decision Making.
  • Look for a comprehensive list of internships and independent study opportunities for students coming by the first of August, 2017.
  • We plan to add a couple of paid internship opportunities for a few students.  Application process will begin in early August, 2017.
  • Each student will be issued a Chromebook to use for the school year!  Get ready for a lot more Google Classroom in all of your classes!  Chromebooks were purchased by Catoosa County Schools through the use of ESPLOST (1 penny sales tax) funds.
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