Graduation Requirements

Class of 2021 Graduation

Graduation Requirements for the Classes of 2022-2025

Total Credits - A minimum of 22 units of credit are required for graduation from Homewood-Flossmoor High School. One-half unit of credit is earned upon completion of a subject that meets each day scheduled for one semester. The successful completion of a course that meets each day for an entire year is worth one unit of credit. Students are expected to take an average of 5.5 credits per year. At the end of four years, students will have earned the minimum of 22 units required for graduation. Of the 22 units of credit required for graduation, 18.5 credits must come from the areas listed below:

  • English - Four units of credit in English are required, specifically: One unit of English 1, one unit of English 2, one unit of English 3 and one unit of English 4.

  • Mathematics - Students must be enrolled in Math courses during freshman, sophomore and junior year. Students must earn credit in three Math courses while enrolled as high school students. Those courses must include Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra 2/Trigonometry, or courses whose prerequisites include these courses.

  • Science - Three units of credit must be earned through successful completion of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

  • Social Science - This requirement includes one unit of World History, one unit of United States History, one unit of Economics, and .5 unit of U.S. Government & Politics. The State of Illinois' consumer education requirement is fulfilled by successfully completing Economics. Additionally, the state's Civics, U.S. and Illinois Constitution education requirement is fulfilled by successfully completing U.S. Government & Politics.

  • Physical Education, Health/Driver/Safety Education - Four units of credit are required:

Physical Education: A student must be enrolled in Physical Education each semester that he or she is enrolled in school. Enrollment in Health and Safety/Driver Education is considered enrollment in Physical Education.

Health: The required Health course fulfills .5 units of the 4-unit Physical Education requirement. Health must be taken during the freshman or sophomore year and includes all topics mandated by the School Code of Illinois.

Driver/Safety Education: The classroom phase of Driver Education is required of all students. Safety education is part of the instruction. Driver Education fulfills .5 units of the 4-unit Physical Education requirement. The State of Illinois requires that students have passed eight courses during the previous two semesters prior to taking Driver Education.

  • Performance Requirements - State law requires that one unit of coursework be chosen from one of the following:

A. Career & Technical Education

B. Fine Arts

C. World Language

D. Performing Arts