DCMST School News

9th Grade Courses


  • Honors Chemistry
    • The Honors Chemistry course at DCMST exists to provide academically strong and motivated students with opportunities to enhance and enrich their education. The course challenges students to think and create at the highest levels of their abilities and encourages them to excel as they work to realize their potentials. Higher standards are defined as an accelerated pace and greater depth. Students enrolled in the course are expected to develop refined and advanced critical thinking skills and apply those skills in examinations, presentations, labs and projects.  Honors Chemistry at DCMST is a rigorous introductory level science course. Dues to the heavy math component in this course our students are expected to excel in algebra and mathematic problem solving. Topics include the metric system, matter, formulas, chemical equations (reactions) atomic structure, Stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gasses and their laws, solutions, bonding, acid base theory, pH, and organic Chemistry. We emphasize understanding and not memorizing material. This course is a college and an AP Chemistry prep course and its rigors will reflect a movement toward college level work. In addition a goal of this course is to help prepare students for the SAT chemistry subject exam.
  • Honors Integrated Mathematics 2
    • In this class, students will cover a variety of math topics that span topics from Algebra II and Precalculus.  Topics includeDomain & Range, Linear and Quadratic Functions, Systems of Equations, Sequences, Power & Exponential Functions, Composites,  Matrices, Polynomials, Rational Functions, Series, Inverses, Logarithms, Trigonometry, and Family of Functions.  In addition to quizzes and tests students will often be assessed via group labs and projects where they will be expected to use various technology including Google Drive and TI Nspire Graphing Calculators.
  • AP Computer Science Principles
    • AP Computer Science Principles offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the underlying principles of computation. The course will introduce students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts.  Students can earn college credit if they do well on their projects and the AP exam at the end of the course.  More information can be found at https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-computer-science-principles