HS Social Studies

Social studies is the integrated study of the social sciences to prepare young people to become responsible citizens.

The purpose of social studies is to develop social understanding and civic efficacy (the readiness and willingness to assume citizenship responsibilities and to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a democratic society.)

The social studies curriculum builds four capacities in young people: disciplinary knowledge, thinking skills, commitment to historical milestones and democratic values, and citizen participation.

To achieve these objectives, we offer at the 9thgrade a social studies class that surveys the various areas of study within the social studies field.  In addition we offer US History, Cold War to Terrorism, Eastern and Western Civilization History, AP US History, Government and AP Government, Psychology, Contemporary Issues, AP Psychology, and Service Learning courses.