PULSE

Hartsville High School and Darlington County School District Partner with the South Carolin Governor's School for Science & Mathematics,  Coker College & Sonoco Products Company


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PULSE is the partnership for Unparalleled Local Scholastic Excellence. This public-private partnership was formed to implement a comprehensive scholastic excellence program in the Hartsville public schools. The purpose is to expand curriculum opportunities and further improve student achievement through collaborative academic and social development initiatives.
Visit this website to find out more information about this exciting Partnership.
http://www.teachfoundation.org

The following courses are being offered for the Fall Semester at HHS:

 

Python Programming

Probability Honors

AP Calculus AB

 

The following courses are being offered for the Spring Semester at HHS:

Aviation 

Robotics Engineering

AP Calculus AB

 

Course Descriptions

 

Python Programming

Using the Python programming language, students will learn the basics of programming and then gradually harness the power of some of Python's more advanced features to make games and solve real-world problems. The focus of the course will be on gaming, as students will learn through playing and creating. Students can take this course as their first introduction to computer science or as a secondary introductory course if they have already studied JavaScript.


Probability Honors

This course explores the mathematics behind various games, including Monopoly and poker, as students learn the basics of probability and gaming strategy.  Probability concepts will also be applied to answer questions across various disciplines; such as traffic analysis, business, sports, and medicine.  Specific math topics to be covered include probability distributions, conditional probabilities, combinations, permutations, Markov chains and basic counting techniques.

 

Aviation

The course will begin with coverage of the physics of aviation, the history of flight, and various other aviation-related topics (e.g., aircraft types, basic aviation weather principles). Students will also discuss the impact of aviation on modern 21st century society and beyond. Finally, students will explore the various topics that encompass a typical private pilot course: Plane inspection, takeoffs and landings, flight communication stall recognition and recover, flight planning, diversions and lost procedures. Given adequate student progress, parental consent and available resources, the lab component of this course may also include actual flight time.


Robotics Engineering

Students learn how to build robots and program basic robot behaviors using motors and rotation, sound, light, touch and ultrasonic sensors. Through weekly challenges and various activities, students develop critical thinking skills and a disciplined approach to problem solving, algorithm design, logic development, and testing and debugging of programs.