The Social Studies department strives to have students achieve academic excellence in all four years of high school through the study of various cultures, regions, countries past and present, and the role of Christianity throughout. Students are exposed to historical and current events through written interactions, discussions, and in-class seminars. As students progress through the years, there are increasing opportunities for rigor with Advanced Placement coursework and electives. Students are challenged to think analytically and develop a growing understanding of America's role in the world stage, and more importantly the Christian community.

REQUIREMENTS: 4 units required – World History, U.S. History, American Government (1/2 unit), and Economics (1/2 unit)
AP Human Geography, AP World History, AP U.S. History, AP Microeconomics, AP Psychology, and AP American Government are also offered
 

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  • AP Human Geography

    This freshman level course is designed as the equivalent to an introductory college course in human geography.
  • AP Micro Economics

    This course is for advanced students interested in college-level work in economics with a study of fundamental economic concepts such as scarcity, opportunity costs, production possibilities, specialization, and comparative advantage.
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  • AP United States Government

    This college-level course is designed to prepare students for the AP US Government exam by teaching students to know and understand important concepts, facts, and theories as they relate to United States government and politics.
  • AP United States History

    This course is designed as a college-level course in United States history and provides an advanced understanding and interpretation of facts and events of U.S. History from the period of pre-discovery to present day.
  • AP World History

    The AP World History course is a college level course designed to help students develop a greater appreciation for global issues through the study of history.
  • Economics

    This course provides a basic understanding of the capitalist system of economics, the U.S. Constitution, and the structure of the federal government as it relates to economics from a Christian worldview.
  • Economics Honors

    In addition to the on-level economics class, Honors Economics will have a more in depth focus which includes advanced writing, practicum based learning, and a deeper investigation of current events associated with the study of Economics.
     
  • United States Government

    This course is examining the legal foundations and major institutions of the state and nation: constitutions, laws and officials of the United States Government.
  • United States Government Honors

    In addition to what is covered in the non-honors U.S. Government course, this class includes additional opportunities to demonstrate a grasp of the American political system through a variety of methods, including essays, research projects, and in-class discussions.
  • United States History

    This course is designed to provide a basic understanding and interpretation of facts and events of U.S. History from the period of pre-discovery to present day.
  • United States History Honors

    In addition to the information covered in the non-honors course, instruction in this class emphasizes the development of analytical skill along with additional reading, writing, and varied testing techniques.
  • World History I

    This course is designed to provide an introductory understanding and interpretation of facts and events of World History from the period of ancient civilizations to the 1300s.
  • World History I Honors

    In addition to the information covered in the non-honors course, instruction in this class emphasizes the development of analytical skills along with additional reading and writing.
  • World History II

    This course is designed to provide an introductory understanding and interpretation of facts and events of World History from the period of the 1300s to present day.
  • World History II Honors

    In addition to the information covered in the non-honors course, instruction in this class emphasizes the development of analytical skill along with additional reading and writing.

Social Studies Electives

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  • AP Psychology

    This college-level course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals.
  • Executive Internship

    This course is designed to provide highly qualified seniors a hands-on field experience focused on personal interest or career aspirations.
  • History Through Film

    The goal of this course is to understand and comprehend the major historical events of United States history through the medium of film.
  • Intro to Business & Entrepreneurship

    In this course students will study the concepts, principles and operations of private enterprise.
  • Intro to Sports & Entertainment Marketing

    This course introduces the student to the major segments of the sports and entertainment industry and the social and economic impact the industry has on the local, state, national, and global economies.
  • Personal Finance

    Students are introduced to the basic principles of personal finance, budgeting and the basic principles of investing.
  • Psychology

    This course is a survey of the field of psychology and includes the major orientations (neurobiological, psycho-analytic, cognitive, behavioral, and humanistic), and will also introduce students to the methods, concepts, and terminology of the field of psychology.

Social Studies Faculty

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