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Homewood-Flossmoor High School has again gained national recognition. This time it’s the Washington Post’s annual “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” report that focused on H-F’s outstanding academic work in 2014 placing it 64th among Illinois high schools, and 1,888 among the country’s 2,300 top high schools.

The survey looked at the total number of Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced International Certificate of Education (ACE) tests given at H-F and divided that by the number of seniors who graduated in June 2014.

To develop the ranking, the newspaper used student testing for H-F’s 26 AP courses in art history, biology, calculus, chemistry, computer science, English, environmental science, European history, French, human geography, macroeconomics, 

microeconomics, music theory, physics, psychology, Spanish, statistics, studio art, U.S. government, U.S. history and world history.

H-F also offers six IB courses in high level economics, physics, math, English, foreign language and theory of knowledge.

H-F was one of four south suburban schools selected for the list. The others were Sandburg at 51; Andrew at 67 and Stagg at 69.

View the full report.

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