Statement of Purpose
The purpose of the history/social science curriculum is to help students acquire the knowledge, judgment, and skills to participate intelligently and responsibly in civic life and to continue to learn for themselves. Essential skills of reading and writing expository materials, using library resources and technology, reading maps, interpreting documents and data, presenting research, and participating in discussions are taught and reinforced in all courses, grades 6-12.
All required high school courses and most electives have a required summer reading component. Students are assigned one to three titles to be read by September, and are responsible for obtaining reading lists when they select their courses. Students’ understanding of the books is assessed at the beginning of the school year.
Debating National and International Issues (Grades 9-12)
Microeconomics (Grades 9-12)
Introduction to Business I (Grades 9-12)
Introduction to Business II (Grades 9-12)
United States Government (Grades 11-12)
AP European History (Grade 12)
Senior Social Science (Grade 12)
History/Social Studies Department Chair