The Applied Academics Department is committed to offering all students opportunities for meaningful career-based learning experiences within the confines of a comprehensive high school setting. The roots of this department can be traced to the early 1960s where terms such as Shop Class and Home Economics were common. H-F’s current Applied Academics course offerings reflect the economic and educational landscape of the 21st century, encompassing the study of technologies and related sciences, as well as the acquisition of practical skills, attitudes and knowledge relating to occupations in various sectors of economic and social life. As an integral part of H-F’s comprehensive education program, Applied Academics constitutes:
• Academic subject matter taught with relevance to the real world
• Employability skills related to the workplace
• Education pathways that help students explore career interests
As you review our course offerings, please note that our curriculum is classified in three separate disciplines: Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences and Career & Technical Education. Our Career Internship Program provides employment opportunities and early-release options for seniors. This opportunity is the capstone course for all three of our disciplines and links the classroom with the workplace, completing the training sequence for each of our programs.