About the Department
The Social Studies Department offers a combination of required and elective courses to satisfy the needs of all students. Starting with the Class of 2018, United States History I and II are required courses in the 9th and 10th grades. World History and Cultures is an 11th grade requirement. All other courses are offered on an elective basis so that students interested in the social sciences have the opportunity to develop and broaden their interests in fields such as psychology, sociology, government, and law. As a result of being enrolled in Social Studies courses, students will continue to develop their reading, writing and research skills. Also, emphasis will be placed on development of oral communications skills through reports and discussion of various student research projects.
In addition to our regular classes, our department provides specialized coursework for students of the following academies: