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Academic Center

The Academic Center serves the Homestead student body by supporting academic achievement and motivation in all subject areas.

Academic Center Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 7th period to 4 p.m. and Wednesday after school until 4:30 p.m. (Room K1)

Science Hub Hours

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 2:35-4:35 pm (Room S4)
Tuesday/Thursday 2:30-4:30pm (Room S1)

Math Lab Hours

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 2:35-4:30 pm 
Tuesday/Thursday 2:30-4:30pm
Room B101

Athena Tutoring 

Athena is an online digital platform that enables students to post questions, files, and images to instantly connect with subject-expert tutors in the Homestead Academic Center! Once students register, they can check out the calendar for tutor availabilities and can directly coordinate with them by booking an appointment. As an extension of the Academic Center, after posting questions, students will get notifications when tutors respond, allowing for homework help and test prep at their convenience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Academic Center?

The Academic Center is a place for students to go after their school day to get help from HHS Peer Tutors in learning the necessary content to be successful in their classes.

Why Should I Become a Tutor?

Tutoring for the HHS Academic Center is a great experience for anyone. Not only do you receive volunteer hours, you are also learning vital skills for assisting others (your peers). Your time makes an incredible difference in the lives of others. If you’d like to become a tutor please see Ms. Ortiz.

Who can attend the Academic Center?

All HHS students are welcome in The Academic Center.

Where is it located and what hours is it open?

For help in all content areas, The Academic Center is located in the back of the HHS Library. For help with specific subject areas The Academic Center partners with the English, Math and Science Departments.

The Academic Center and Science Hub are open in the back of the library from Monday through Thursday between 2:30 and 4 p.m. The Math Lab hours are Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

What is the sign up process?

Students can go to the back of the HHS Library to The Academic Center Office during operating hours to get signed up to start working right away with our HHS Peer Tutors.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

Claudia Ortiz, Academic Center Specialist (408-522-2571) 
John Rodriguez, Assistant Principal (408-522-2500)

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Non-Discrimination Policy

The Academic Center is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. The Academic Center program shall be free from discrimination based on gender, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, lack of English skills, handicap or the perception of one or more of such characteristics. Reasonable accommodations are available for students with disabilities. The student and/or parent/guardian should contact the case manager (for a student in special education) or guidance counselor (for a student with a 504 plan) to request accommodations.

Summer Programs

The Fremont Union High School District offers a limited summer program prioritizing students who have earned a F in a class required for graduation. Offerings in Biology, Algebra 1, Geometry, English, World History, US History, Government, and Economics are filled first by students who have not passed the course. Students who have earned a D in any of these courses, and wish to make them up to be college eligible, are placed as space is available.

Summer Academy sign-ups begin in January. Students who need to make-up a course/grade should contact their counselor to register between January and March.

Summer Academy Programs & Information