High School Course Offerings 2016 - 2017
The Half Hollow Hills High School Course Offerings have been prepared so that students and parents may familiarize themselves with the wide variety of available curriculum choices, and to provide an outline for planning students’ academic programs as they move toward graduation. Our guidance counselors, teachers, and administrators are ready to help in the process of course selection. Additionally, accompanying each subject description you will find a flow chart to guide students and provide direction in planning for the future. Please make use of this valuable feature.
In developing programs of study, students should not seek merely to satisfy graduation requirements, but also to take advantage of as many educational opportunities as possible so that their high school experience will be both rich and rewarding. Having the advantage of a nine period school day affords students tremendous opportunities to take a variety of challenging and enriching courses.
This website contains a variety of courses available, ranging from 26 Advanced Placement classes through several personal enrichment electives in the five core subject areas. Additionally, there are numerous courses in Art, Business, Family and Consumer Science, Computers, Health, Music, Driver Education and Physical Education. Several off-campus educational opportunities are offered for upperclassmen, including the performing arts programs at the BOCES Cultural Arts Center and over 30 programs at Wilson Tech.
The courses on this website are listed on a tentative basis. Enrollment drives our schedules and it should be noted that courses may not be offered in the 2016-2017 school year if class enrollment is insufficient to meet budgetary guidelines.
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Students should plan their programs with the intention not only of fulfilling minimum requirements, but also of taking full advantage of the many elective courses offered in the various departments. Following are the minimum number of periods for which a student in each grade must be scheduled:
GRADES 9, 10 & 11
7 instructional periods + physical education + lunch
6 instructional periods + physical education + lunch
The regular school day consists of nine periods. Students are expected to be in school for the full nine periods. Therefore, they should not make any outside commitments, including employment, which will prevent them from fulfilling this school obligation.
The following department links include a listing of courses with the prerequisites and credits for each course. The selection of courses is a serious matter. It is recommended, therefore, that students and parents review these links carefully in preparing programs for the next school year.
The selection of courses by students determines staffing, building utilization, schedule preparation, and other considerations which have a definite cost factor. Changes in students' course requests have significant negative implications in all these areas and in teaching students responsibility for their choices. Therefore, course request changes must be made, in writing, before the end of the school year. Requests for changes are subject to teacher and counselor recommendation; and seat availability.