The Social Science curriculum is designed to provide each student with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the needs of contemporary society. Information about the past and its relation to the present is essential if the individual is to understand the nature and direction of societies on the local, state, national, and global levels. Problem-solving and decision-making activities require the student to develop a wide range of critical thinking skills. In this way, the student develops ideas and concepts about society and individual life skills. The courses provided by the social science department are structured to meet these objectives. In addition to the courses established to fulfill graduation requirements and university acceptance, there are a number of courses offered to enable students to investigate other social science disciplines. These latter courses reinforce the departmental objectives and offer the student an opportunity to develop additional knowledge and skills in areas of individual interest.
Possible Career Objectives for the Student with Social Science Training
4 yrs. required for all students
9th Grade World Geography/AVID Support/SAIL/Humanities MYP
10th Grade World History
11th Grade United States History
12th Grade American Government (one semester) and Economics (one semester)