Hutchinson Central Technical High School

Course Syllabus


Course Name: Advanced Chemistry

Instructor: Kelly O`Neill            Contact Time: 9:42-10:23 or 1:57-2:40         Phone Ext: 1437


Grading Policy
•Tests/quizzes/projects: 55%
•Assignments: 30%
•Contribution to Virtual Learning: 15%

Effort is always noted and always counts!

You are expected to participate in online learning. You may be asked a question individually which you may answer aloud or type a response in the chat. If there is a group question for all to answer, you must either raise your hand to answer aloud or type a response in chat. Daily contributions to synchronous classes will be recorded and graded.



Homework Policy
There will be assignments on asynchronous days. These will be labelled on Schoology with the date and students are expected to complete the assignment on the day that it is due. Assignment grades will be reduced 10% per day late after a one day grace period.



Test Policy
Plagiarism is not the same as cooperation or collaboration. I often expect, even encourage, students to work on assignments collectively. This is totally okay.

Collaboration is to work together (with permission) in a joint intellectual effort.

Plagiarism is to commit literary theft; to steal and pass off as one’s own ideas or words that are someone else's. When you use someone else’s words, you must put quotation marks around them and give the writer or speaker credit by citing the source. Even if you revise or paraphrase the words of someone else, if you use someone else’s ideas you must give the author credit. Ideas belong to those who create and articulate them. To use someone else’s words or ideas without giving credit to the originator is stealing.

Cheating includes, but is not limited to, copying, or giving an assignment to a student to be copied (unless explicitly permitted by the teacher). Cheating also includes using, supplying, or communicating in any way unauthorized materials, including textbooks, calculators, computers, or other unauthorized technology, during an exam or project.

Consequences are administered consistent with the District Code of Conduct.




This class will include projects to demonstrate student learning.



Course Outline
A chemistry course designed to cover selected topics correlating to the standard topics as established by the American Chemical Society.
Prerequisites: Students should have a background in basic chemistry including nomenclature, reactions, stoichiometry, molarity and thermochemistry.

To explore chemistry in greater detail than in the Regents level, to explore careers in biochemistry and biochemical technology, and to build skills of reading and writing in the sciences for college and career readiness.



Acids & Bases Atomic Structure
Properties of Matter Electrochemistry
Energy & Thermodynamics Gases
Kinetics Molecules & Bonding
Nuclear Chemistry Organic Chemistry
Quantitative Chemistry Reactions & Stoichiometry
Solutions States of Matter