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CHHS Reads!
CHHS Reads!

Welcome to the Charles Henderson High School Media Center!

Mission Statement: 

Charles Henderson High School's primary focus is excellence in education.  The school's responsibility is to provide the students with a variety of learning experiences which will enable them to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, and ethically in a rapidly changing technological world.  All students should have the opportunity to achieve their greatest potential through a curriculum that meets their needs and aids them in developing their talents.

Media Center Hours:

Monday - Friday    7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Resources Available:

  • Internet Access
  • Access to over 13,000 books
  • Books for check-out
  • Reference books for use inside the Media Center
  • Black and white & Color Laserjet printing
  • Computers for school assignments
  • Digital Cameras and Video cameras
  • LCD Projectors
  • An environment to study and read
  • A helpful staff!

Troy City School Internet Usage Contract, CHHS One-to-One Technology Use Agreement, TCS Bring Your Own Device Agreement, and 2016-17 CHHS Student Handbook can be found by clicking FORMS link above.


Research Center:

Evaluating Web Sources

The Big 6

Boolean Searching on the Internet

Evaluating Web Pages

Free Citation Generator

Making Notecards

MLA Formatting and Style Guide


Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing

Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazines

Strunk's Elements of Style

Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting
This is a good explanation from Joyce Valenza's site.

Tips for Evaluating Resources

Testing Help

FreeTest Prep
Test Prep Review includes FREE practice tests for the ACT, ASVAB, GED, SAT, and many others.  Information is also available on test vocabulary, test anxiety, colleges, and student loans.

ACT Question of the Day

SAT Question of the Day

ASVAB Practice Test




Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Birmingham News

Montgomery Advertiser

USA Today

Reference Links

Bartlett's Quotations

CIA World Factbook

Encyclopedia of Alabama

Guinness World Records

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

Oxford Reference Online
The Oxford Reference Online includes English dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, quotations, maps, timelines, encyclopedia, and many other online reference resources by subject area.

Roget's Thesaurus

World Atlas

More Links for Students

Dewey Decimal System--Multimedia Tour
Understanding the Dewey Decimal System will help you find nonfiction books in the JDHS library and public libraries.  You will find many good resources for research and AR books in the nonfiction section.

Free Rice
vocabulary game

Homework Alabama
Homework Alabama provides FREE online help from live tutors.  This service is available Sun - Thur, 3 PM to 10 PM.


Merriam-Webster Word of the Day


Today in History

A Word A Day

Links for Teachers

Academic Word List with Activities

Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Alabama courses of study and lesson plans

APTPlus Resources for Teachers

Copyright and Fair Use for Teachers