High School Courses
- English I (English Language Arts)
- World History
- U.S. History
- Dyslexia Accommodations
In Chemistry, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving.
Chemistry students study a variety of topics that include: Atomic Structure, Units and Measurements, Thermochemistry, Chemical Bonding, the Periodic Table, Equations and Stoichiometry, and Solutions and Mixtures.
In Physics, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving.
Physics students study a variety of topics that include: laws of motion, changes within physical systems and conservation of energy and momentum, forces, thermodynamics, characteristics and behavior of waves, and atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics.
English I (English Language Arts)
English I (English Language Arts) helps prepare students for the English I STAAR Test.
Units currently include:
Survival - What qualities help us survive?
Moving Toward Justice - How can words inspire change?
Crazy, Stupid Love - What is true love?
Journeys of Transformation - How do we learn who we truly are?
World's End - Why do we try to imagine the future?
Developing Young Global Citizens
The World History curriculum is a rich, integrated study of historical events with significant consequences for the evolution of man, culture, institutions, customs, thought, ideas, and philosophy. Students will read and frequently examine historical events and perspectives to obtain knowledge and comprehension skills while developing into a global citizen.
Humanity and 4 River Valley Civilizations Explorations
Revolution in Agriculture Renaissance & Reformation
Empire Builders The Revolutionary Period
Islamic World Industrialization
Ancient Greece WW1
Ancient Rome WW2
Chinese Innovations Cold War in the World
Mongol Empire Globalization, Genocide, Terrorism
United States History Since 1877
Students study the history of the United States from 1877 to the present. The course content is based on the founding documents of the U.S. government, which provides a framework for its heritage. Historical content focuses on the political, economic, and social events and issues related to industrialization and urbanization, major wars, domestic and foreign policies, reform movements, including civil rights.
Students examine the impact of constitutional issues on American society, evaluate the dynamic relationship of the three branches of the federal government, and analyze the efforts to expand the democratic process. Students use critical-thinking skills and a variety of primary and secondary source material to explain and apply different methods that historians use to understand and interpret the past, including multiple points of view and historical context.
Units and Themes:
Unit One: Foundations and Background to American History (Constitution)
Unit Two: Industrialization and the Gilded Age
Unit Three: American Society in Transition
Unit Four: The Progressive Era
Unit Five: America builds an Empire
Unit Six: America in WW1
Unit Seven: The Jazz Age/Roaring 20’s
Unit Eight: The Great Depression and the New Deal
Unit Nine: America in WW2
Unit Ten: America in the Cold War and the Civil Rights
Unit Eleven: Decade of the 1960 - Protest, Reform, and Change
Unit Twelve: Crisis and Resurgence - 70’s-2000
Unit Thirteen: America in the New Millennium
In Spanish 1, Students Learn How to …
-observe and identify everyday cultural practices
-distinguish similarities and differences among cultures
-use culturally appropriate gestures and oral expressions
-listen to and read materials in the language
-Daily activities / school schedule
-Days, months, dates and time
-Family & physical description
-Foods & beverages
-Greetings, farewells & personal
-Places & locations
-Seasons & weather
Offering high level academic courses with no support can be a disaster for students who need help with organization, time management, planning, and homework. We use the AVID program as a "catch-all" to make sure our students are up-to-speed in their collegiate journey.
For more details, check out the video below.
What is AVID?
How Hamlin ISD Accommodates Dyslexia
Our school uses the Take Flight curriculum by the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. Specialized teachers spend focused time with students for 45 minutes daily.
Each lesson consists of the five components of effective reading:
- Phonemic Awareness
Our students apply their phonics knowledge reading single words and sentences that combine each lesson's new rules with previously learned material.
Take Flight teaches spelling rules including base words and derivatives. Practice opportunities are also provided that are designed to improve oral reading fluency along with comprehension and vocabulary building strategies.