Course Selection

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 Click here to view the new 2016/17 Course Catalog!

New classes for 2016/17 are:

  • Fine Arts #6322: Viking Guitar Ensemble (H 1 credit)
     
  • Physical Education #7169: Intermediate Dance  (CP 1 credit)
     
  • Physical Education #7610: Unified Physical Education (CP 1 credit)
     
  • World Language #2867: Mandarin Chinese 2 (H 1 credit)

 

There are five different levels of courses at Homewood-Flossmoor:

Academic Core — These courses provide a systematic approach to acquiring knowledge and skills necessary for more advanced study. Students engage in guided analysis and structured discussion, as well as the application of specialized knowledge. Students participate in sequential reasoning activities to solve problems and make decisions. While the Academic Core is currently an appropriate placement for some, we encourage students to strive toward future enrollment in College Prep-level courses.

College Prep — This intense curriculum follows state standards for student learning. Students engage in extensive reading, writing, research, problem-solving and critical-thinking assignments in preparation for advanced study at the post-secondary level. These courses feature analysis and discussion, guided inquiry and cause-and-effect reasoning, requiring students to think abstractly and to apply knowledge to new situations. While the College Prep is currently an appropriate placement for some, we encourage students to strive toward enrollment in Honors-level courses.

Honors — Students with high academic goals, a history of academic achievement and heightened personal motivation are encouraged to enroll in honors classes. As a general rule, students in honors classes study additional materials beyond the college prep level in greater depth and at an accelerated pace. Additionally, they develop in-depth projects and reports. In order to maximize the acquisition of course content, honors classes challenge students to engage in inferential reasoning as they further develop their analytical skills. While the Honors level is currently an appropriate placement for some, we encourage students to strive toward enrollment in Advanced Placement level courses.

Advanced Placement — Using a curriculum specified by the College Board, AP classes replicate entry-level university courses. Students possessing keen analytical ability and a desire for self-motivated inquiry are encouraged to enroll. Each course culminates with a College Board Advanced Placement exam through which students may earn college credit and/or advanced placement in college programs. We encourage students to accept the challenge of enrolling in university-level Advanced Placement courses.

International Baccalaureate -- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme courses are open to juniors and seniors enrolled in the four-year H-F Gifted Academy. IB courses provide upper-level high school students with an academically challenging and balanced program of study that replicates college-level work. Students who successfully complete IB courses in English, World Language, Social Science, Science, Math, Art or Music, and Theory of Knowledge — and who also meet the Extended Essay and Creativity, Action and Service requirements —  may earn an IB Diploma in addition to their H-F diploma.