H-F High School to offer look at rigorous courses

2014-01-15T00:00:00Z H-F High School to offer look at rigorous coursesFor The Times nwitimes.com
January 15, 2014 12:00 am  • 

FLOSSMOOR |  Area students and parents are invited to Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School's annual Advanced Academics Showcase, an evening to explore the school's wide array of Advanced Placement, Project Lead the Way and H-F Gifted Academy's International Baccalaureate courses. The showcase will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday beginning in the school's Mall Auditorium.

Homewood-Flossmoor has a proud tradition of providing rigorous coursework for students, while also providing academic supports through counseling and free tutoring if they are needed. There are many advantages for students who take on these challenging classes, says Nancy Spaniak, H-F's director of Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development.

"Students who accept these challenging courses get a head start on college-level work, they develop college-ready study habits, they expand their educational horizons and they build a solid intellectual foundation," says Spaniak.

The showcase will include a presentation on the college-admissions process with representatives from DePaul University, Northwestern University and Knox College. Also, current H-F students will share their AP, IB and PLTW experiences. Teachers from H-F's advanced classes will also be on hand to provide detailed information on their programs.

AP classes to be offered in the 2014/15 school year at H-F will be: Art History; Biology; Calculus AB; Calculus BC; Chemistry; Computer Science using Java; Economics; English Language & Composition; English Literature & Composition; Environmental Science; European History; French 5; Human Geography; Music Theory & Composition; Physics 1; Physics 2; Physics C; Psychology; Spanish 5; Statistics; Studio Art; U.S. Government & Politics; U.S. History; and World History.

IB classes will be: English Language & Literature 1; English Language & Literature 2; SL Art; French SL; SL Music; HL Math 1 – Calculus AB; HL Math 1 – Calculus BC; HL Math 2 Advanced Math Topics; HL Physics 1; HL Physics 2; Economics HL 1; Economics HL 2; Spanish SL; Theory of Knowledge 1; and Theory of Knowledge 2.

 Project Lead the Way classes will be: Introduction to Engineering Design; Principles of Engineering; Digital Electronics; and Civil Engineering & Architecture.

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