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Graduation Requirements

A total of 24 credits are required for graduation from Homestead High School.

Homestead High School is organized to have a five period day for each of three terms or trimesters. In each trimester, all students must enroll in at least four classes in addition to one study hall and lunch. A student may enroll in five classes with a lunch period and not study hall. Some students participate in board-approved alternative programs such as cooperative vocational education programs, work-study programs, consortium programs, and college, university and/or vocational school courses. The school determines these options after discussion with the student and his/her parent.

English

4.0 Credits Required for Graduation

Grade 9

  • English 9 OR
  • Honors English 9 (H)

Grade 10

  • American Literature
  • Or Honors American Literature (H)

Grade 11

  • Expos Writing & Literature
  • Or AP English Language and Composition
  • Or AP English Language and Seminar

Grade 12

  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • Or select from Senior .5 English course options to equal 1.0

Mathematics

3.0 Credits Required for Graduation

  • Beginning course determined by recommendation and placement testing

Social Studies

3.0 Credits Required for Graduation

Grade 9 or 10

  • World Studies
  • AP Human Geography

Grade 10-12

  • United States History OR AP US History
  • American Government OR AP US Government and Politics
  • Economics OR AP Economics Macro OR AP Economics Micro

Science

3.0 Credits Required for Graduation

Fine Arts

1.0 Credit Required for Graduation

  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Art
  • Theatre

Physical Education

1.5 Credits Required for Graduation

Grade 9

  • Freshman Physical Education

Grades 10-12

  • Select from several 0.5 credit course options to equal 1.0

Health

0.5 Credit Required for Graduation

Grade 9

  • Health Education

Computer Science

.50 Credit Required for Graduation

  • Contemporary Computing

World Language

No Graduation Requirement

  • French 1, 2
  • Latin 1, 2
  • Mandarin Chinese 1, 2, 3
  • Spanish 1, 2

Career and Technical Education

No Graduation Requirement

  • Business Law
  • Financial Management & Decision Making
  • Keyboarding/Formatting
  • PLTW-Intro. to Engineering Design IED (H)
  • Robotics 1