Homewood High School has two elective classes to help students who may want to work in a restaurant one day or in the case of my son, just likes to bake. Those classes are Fundamentals of Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Arts. Back when I was at the High School it was just Home Economics. I have no clue what they really taught in that class but I am assuming it was pretty similar. If you would like to learn more, there is a pretty interesting article on Wikipedia if you would like to check it out.
Home Economics was also called home science or as they called it at Shades Cahaba High School back in the 1920s, domestic science. This is a photo of the domestic science class from the 1922-1923 school year taken on the front steps of the owl door at Shades Cahaba High School.