Thursday, December 15, 2016

Academy of Craft Training

Are you interested in construction, welding, plumbing, electricity or building science?

Want to get high school credit while preparing for a career?

Contact Mrs. Voltz via e-mail ( or in person as soon as possible about applying for classes at the Academy of Craft Training to be on your 2017 - 2018 schedule.  

For more information, visit their website: .

Monday, November 28, 2016

5 Questions All Juniors Should Ask (sponsored by ACT)

·         Why participating in sports, arts, and other activities can help after high school
·         Why the school counselor is a great resource for college and career planning
·         How to “try out” potential careers while still in high school
·         What your student’s priorities should be during junior and senior years
·         How to find scholarships, grants, and other ways to pay for college

Download this brand-new, FREE eBook—5 Questions Students Must Ask While College and Career Planning—for college and career planning tips, strategies, and other advice.

Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen - Official Miss America Scholarship Pageant

From the Director:

Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen Pageant is the only state teen pageant in Alabama associated with the Miss America Scholarship Organization, which is the leading source of scholarships for young women today.  In addition to the scholarships awarded at this year's state pageant, we are working diligently to increase the amount for next year.

All the contestants are intelligent, talented and leaders in their individual schools.  Contestants must be 13 - 17 years old, and up to a junior in high school.  Also, we ask that you visit our website at to learn more about our program.

Monday, November 14, 2016

McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University

From the McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University:  

We are offering a one week Pharmacy Camp this summer for high school students that are interested in investigating a career as a Pharmacist.  We would like to invite your students to participate in this McWhorter School of Pharmacy Camp.  During the week of pharmacy camp they will experience hands-on learning about health careers in pharmacy, participate in tours of local health care facilities and local pharmacies, participate in compounding activities and hands on demonstrations in the McWhorter School of Pharmacy science laboratory.   Students who attend the camp will have the unique opportunity to spend time on the Samford campus and experience campus life with us, spend time with pharmacy professors, and have a lot of time to interact with other students also interested in careers in pharmacy. 

Enclosed is a flyer (CLICK THE LINK BELOW) that will provide them with all the important information regarding this exciting opportunity.  Please post this flyer on your bulletin board of opportunities for your students. 

Space is limited so please encourage them to apply early.  The application deadline is February 1, 2017. If they have any questions, please have them call 205-726-2008 or  

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Senior Graduation Supply Order Information

Seniors will be place orders for their cap & gown, invitation and other Senior supplies with Balfour at school on Wednesday October 19th at 9:15 am. Payment is due in full. Extra packets can be found in the guidance office with Mrs. Brooks.  

If you have any questions, you may contact W.C. McDaniel and Lee McDaniel at Balfour at 205-981-9868 or email at

10th Grade Classroom Guidance

Mrs. Voltz, Mrs. Brooks and Mrs. Bain (counseling intern) enjoyed visiting all of the English 10 classrooms over the past couple of weeks.  Together we discussed graduation requirements, ways to get involved, build a resume and gave tips & suggestions for ways to start planning for the future.  This is the time to do it!  

Also, the students were given a copy of their individual transcript with which we performed a credit check.  They were allowed to keep their copy to reference later, if needed.  

End of the 1st 9-Weeks

The 1st 9-weeks ends on Friday, October 7, 2016.  Report cards will not be mailed home, but will be given to your student(s) during the school day on Thursday, October 13th.
As a reminder, semester grades are calculated using the following percentages:  (1st nine weeks = 40%, 2nd nine weeks = 40%, and semester exam = 20%).
You are encouraged to access iNOW Home Portal and contact your student’s teacher(s) for specific information about his/her performance in school. You can reach a teacher by calling the main office or by e-mail.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016


Do you know about the POSITIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN SUBSTANCE TRAINING (POST) Program?  See your counselor or Leigh Cohen Long for a flyer and/or Referral Form.

What?  It's an engaging, interactive, educational, early intervention program for students/families who have been touched in some way by substance abuse

Who? Its for 8th-12th grade Homewood students and their parent(s)

When? On Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6-8pm)   

How? Talk with your student/parent(s) about POST + complete the Referral Form. 

Why? To help...and to educate students and families--offering information, skills, resources and supports 

Teen Driving Talks From Dr. Dale Wisely

Homewood families and students are welcomed!

A note from Mr. Dale Wisely (Director of Student Services, Mountain Brook Board of Education):

Dear Parents,

I will be offering my Parenting the Teenage Driver workshop twice on September 15th, in a morning session and again in an evening session. This program is co-sponsored by ALL IN MOUNTAIN BROOK and the school system. We recommend this for parents of teenagers 14 and older, but all are welcome.

Mountain Brook Board of Education
32 Vine St
Mountain Brook AL 35213

You are welcome to bring your teenagers!

Click here to register. It's quick and easy SIGN UP HERE

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Homewood High School
2016 Summer School
Registration Date
  • June 1st (11:00-2:00) HHS Library
Summer School Dates
  • Repeat Attempt  June 6th – July 1st (8:00-12:00)
  • Credit Recovery June 6th – July 1st (8:00-12:00) Student must attend class until all work is complete.
  • Career Preparedness June 6th – June 17th or June 20th – July 1st (8:00-12:00)  
  • Drivers Education, Incorporated (Life PE, Health and Divers Education) or Blended (Life PE and Health)  June 6th – June 22nd (8:00-12:00)
  • Online Health June 6th (8:00-12:00) One required class meeting. All work will be completed away from campus in an online format. All work must be submitted and complete by June 22nd.
*Cash, Credit/Debit Card or Money Order
*Must be paid in full at the time of registration

  • $175 per semester course
  • $225 for Incorporated or Blended

Potential Course Offerings
All courses are pending based on the number of students enrolled and staffing availability.

Repeat Attempt/Credit Recovery
            English 9
            English 10
            English 11
            English 12
            World History
            Early US History
            Modern US History
            Algebra I
            Algebra II w/ Trig
            Algebra II w/o Trig
            Algebraic Connections
            Analytical Math
            Earth Science
            Physical Science
            Environmental Science

Course Advancement
            Career Preparedness
            Online Health  
            Drivers Education  
            Life PE
            Incorporated (Life PE, Health and
            Drivers Education)
            Blended (Life PE and Health)  



Spring Exam Schedule

Grades 9 - 11

Fri, 5/20
Mon, 5/23
Tue, 5/24
Wed, 5/25
7:50 - 9:45
6th Period Exam
4th Period Exam
2nd Period Exam
1st Period Exam
9:50 - 10:05
in cafeteria
in Cafeteria
in Cafeteria
in Cafeteria
10:10 - 12:00
7th Period Exam
5th  Period Exam
3rd Period Exam
Approved Make-ups
 Room 212