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Course Information

The basic purpose of high school is to prepare the student for the remainder of life. The preparation may be toward college, vocational training, or entrance directly in the work force. The following outline presents a general overview of courses that should be taken to receive the proper background for the student’s plans beyond high school.

College Preparation



Algebra I Geometry
Spanish I Spanish 1, 2



College Prep English College Prep English
Algebra II Advanced Math
Anatomoy, Forensics, or Zoology Chemistry, Physics, or Anatomy        
Advanced Computers Advanced Computers
Spanish 1, 2, 3 Spanish 2, 3


Note: It is not necessary for students planning on attending college to take all of these courses. Generally speaking, however, the more of these courses a student has taken, the better prepared the student will be for college. Planning of courses during high school needs to be done throughout high school. Parents are invited to take an active part in this planning.

Business Training



Consumer Math, Algebra, or Applied Math I Computer Science, Geometry, or Applied Math II



General Business General Business
Algebra 2 Business Law
Acounting Advanced Computers
Speech Accounting
Current Issues in Science  

Vocational Training



Consumer Math, Algebra, or Applied Math I

Industrial Technology 10                                     
  Applied Math II



General Business Architectural Drafting
AUTOCAD Electronics
Mechanics/Welding Advanced Computers
Current Issues in Science  

Required Classes

Three years (3) of high school Mathematics from the following courses: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Advanced Math,  Applied Math 1, Applied Math 2, Applied Math 3 and Consumer Math.

Three years (3) of high school Science from the following courses: Earth Science (required), Biology (required), Physics, Chemistry, Anatomy, Current Issues in Science and Forensics.

One year (1) of Physical Education

One semester (1) of Health

Four years (4) of high school English, of which one semester must be speech.

Four years (4) of high school Social Science from the following courses:  American History pre-1861 (required), American History post-1861 (required), American Government (required), Sociology, World History, Criminal Justice and the History of Rock and Roll.

One and one-half (1 1/2) years of Computer Science

Note: As per Homer School Board policy, the valedictorian and salutatorian must have successfully taken the following courses: two (2) years of Mathematics which must include Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry or Advanced Math, one (1) year of Chemistry, Anatomy or Physics, and four (4) years of college-prep English.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation from Homer Community School will be made on the recommendation of the Superintendent to the Board of Education, provided that the pupil has completed the requirements as established by state law and the Board of Education.

While it shall be the policy of the Board to encourage a full and rich curriculum, the minimum graduation requirements include:

*Students graduating after the 2014-2015 school year must pass 240 credit hours
*Students graduating after the 2015-2016 school year must pass 250 credit hours

*All required subjects for grades nine through twelve must be passed with a grade of 70% or higher to receive a high school diploma. If a student does not pass all required subjects, or meet the required credits for graduation, but remains in school through the senior year, a certificate of attendance will be presented.


SEEK (Students Exploring and Expanding Knowledge)

Homer Community School is proud to introduce SEEK (Students Exploring and Expanding Knowledge). SEEK was established as an enrichment program to provide talent and interest development for all learners. The objective of the program is to provide academically challenging activities and experiences that extend beyond the scope of the classroom and promote high level cognitive thinking and reasoning. To access the website, please visit https://sites.google.com/a/homerknights.org/homerseek/ .


Curriculum Reports

Business Curriculum
English Language Arts Curriculum Report
Fine Arts Curriculum Report
Industrial Tech Curriculum Report
Mathematics Curriculum Report
Physical Education Curriculum Report
Science Curriculum Report
Technology Curriculum Report


Course Descriptions